Live For The Positives
What do you live for in life? What is your number one goal for the day? Every morning, as I roll out of bed, I set one primary goal. That goal is to be a better person, and a better version of me than I was yesterday.
Even with goals set, I think that it is fair to say that we all go through times in life where we just don’t feel like ourselves. Sometimes, things can get in the way, we get a little stressed out, and our mood just seems to swing without any fair warning.
Well, that has been the case here for me over the course of the last few weeks. I have been trying to hold on for dear life, but it felt as if I was losing myself for a while. I don’t know exactly what has been causing these swings. But what I do know, is that I have not been as focused as I should be.
I pride myself in living a life focused around positivity, and happiness. Aside from my family and my religious beliefs, having a positive mind and being happy are the most important areas of my life. And why not? Why wouldn’t I want to live my life focused on anything else?
I get to wake up every single day and have the opportunity to chase my dreams. I am free to live whatever life it is that I am willing to work for. My family is healthy, and I am healthy. And I can believe whatever it is that I want to believe in. How can’t I be positive with all of these blessings in my life?
It took me a while to realize it, but I was simply losing sight of what was important to me. I wasn’t focusing on my true beliefs, I wasn’t focusing on the positives, and I wasn’t focusing on living my best life every single day.
Instead, I was focusing on the things that I never want to be known for; social acceptance, and the numbers game that plays inside of my head. Yeah, for a while there, it was back to my old self. Back to worrying about money, worrying about the daily stress in my life, and worrying about somewhat about the judgement of others.
But as I have really been trying to dig deep over the last week to get back on track, I have realized that my attitude is is choice. It is my choice to either wake up and live my life with a positive attitude, or a negative attitude.
I had to ask myself what truly matters to me in life. Do I really care about being the most famous person in the world? Do I really care if everybody in the world likes me? Or do I really even care about being perfect? The answer is no. Not because I don’t believe in myself, but because there is no such thing as perfection.
My purpose in life is to live for the positives, and to inspire others to do the same. If I can wake up happy and be a better person than I was yesterday, I will win. If I can wake up happy and help to positively impact the lives of others, I will also win. These are the things that I truly care about, and these are the things that I am going to achieve in life.
Too often, I get caught up in the competitions in life. But why? I am not here to live for anybody else or to live for the approval of others. I am here to live the best life that I can live. For me, my best life is when I live for the positives. That is when I am the happiest, and that is when I love my life the most.
Sometimes, it takes us going backwards to realize that. Maybe we need to have something taken away from us to realize how much we truly have. Or maybe we need to take one step backwards in order to move two steps forward. As long as we are happy and progressing in life, that is what truly matters.
Who cares if you have to take a step back in life. Who cares if you struggle for a little bit. We all do it on a regular basis. But no matter what, never stop believing in yourself. Get back on the horse, follow your beliefs, and chase each one of your dreams. Only you can stand in your own way.
This is your life to live, and the only one that you and I will EVER get. So let’s live it, and let’ live for the positives.
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