I have been thinking a lot lately about having a positive attitude.
Positive. Attitude. Are two very over used words.
The stupid glass half full analogy is overrated and overused. The most negative people in the world often say they have a positive attitude (while we laugh under our breath). We hypocritically preach to others to think of the bright side when we know for a fact in the same situation we would be two Oreo sleeves in and watching the Notebook on repeat.
Here is what I think, correct me if I am wrong, women have become the biggest worriers. I know because I am one and I am friends with a whole bunch of ‘em. I think women these days often let our doubt & fears hold us back. We worry for everyone. We are so busy worrying and being scared that we have no time to be positive.
Does that make sense?
I hope so because I am getting to a point today I promise.
Last week before my run I was really worried.
Worried I wouldn’t be able to run my race.
Worried I was injured forever & need a hip replacement (I over exaggerate for a living).
Worried I was going to have to quit running forever and be a failure (I wasn’t kidding about exaggerating).
Seriously these ridiculous things came to mind. Somehow, from the grace of God I woke up on Saturday in the best mood and decided that even if I got to run a mile that day, that was awesome enough.
Well shocking, the race went great. I felt good and my mind was in a wonderful place.
I am not saying this is going to happen every time. However, I will say that had I only been able to run ONE mile, I would have dealt with it much better because my mind was in the right place.
The power of your attitude is extraordinary.
The sad thing is I know it gets over looked. I for one take it for granted. I can only imagine the things I could do if I would stop worrying so damn much and just put my big girl pants on.
I hear so many people tell me, “Oh god, girl you are crazy. I could never run that far.” Yes!!! you sure as hell can. Get your mind there and you can do anything.
I truly believe that.
So today think about this! Whatever your goals are for this year or for next, think more specifically about the attitude you need to get there, because we aren’t getting anywhere by worrying and doubting ourselves that’s for sure.
Happy Pinterest Tuesday!!!
Do you have any goals left for 2013? Tell me about them :)