Transformative thinking –3

Your happiness depends on your thoughts!

We don’t necessarily have the power to change our circumstances (at least not in the short term) but we always have a choice about how we feel about them.  As something of perfectionist, I have a little voice that tells me “Things should be like this..” and if they aren’t I can get frustrated and spend time and effort trying to make them conform to my internal vision.  This can be a powerful tool to help me improve, and achieve, HOWEVER… it can also cause all sorts of problems is I expect others and the Universe to conform to my plan!  We all have small child lurking not that deep within our psyche that cries out “That’s not fair!”  But who said Life was fair?  Business seldom is.  Learning to let go of these useless expectations is a very good way of reducing stress in our lives and and helping us deal with the reality of our circumstances. 

“God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.”  Reinhold Niebuhr

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