Depends how you look at things

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Ever considered “re-framing” your thoughts?
There was a study carried out on medal winners at past Olympic games.
Those who won Gold
were obviously energised, proud and a sense of fulfilment.
You’d expect those who got Silver
to be pretty pleased also,
and those with Bronze to be happy, but wondering “What if….” right?
Wrong.
There was a higher percentage of those winning Bronze,
who felt happier, more content and
a sense of achievement than those winning Silver.
So why?
On further questions it turned out that many
of those winning Silver, came from a
“What If……” mindset, and rather than being pleased
with what they had, concentrated too much
on the Gold medal, and how they had “missed out”.
Compare this with the majority of the Bronze
medals winners, who didn’t look ‘2 medals ahead’,
and in fact were over the moon because they actually got a medal.
Insane right?
But this is how our minds often operate.
Moving away from the “now”, and what we have,
and looking at what others have/are doing around us,
what ‘could have been’, instead of being focussed and clear,
and then grateful for what we achieve, or need to do.
It’s ALWAYS a choice, YOUR choice of how to approach and look at things
1. Don’t take for granted what you already have.
2. Don’t be jealous or envious of what other people
have/might be doing, especially if you’re not doing the work to get there yourself!
3. Comparison with others will always lead
to automatic failure as you and what you do,
is totally different to what another person does, is and thinks.
4. Don’t take thing/thoughts etc at face value –
look for a way to flip it, or reframe it to bring different outcomes.
After all, what you think, is what you’ll feel 🙂

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