“When the negative thoughts come – and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it… You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.” –Joel Osteen
It’s easy to classify others in our work and lives as ‘negative’ because of the way their thoughts or actions rub us.
But what about how we rub ourselves?
If asked, everyone would claim to be a positive person, as they perceive positive to be.
Yet, positive people have negative thoughts. It’s just what we do with them that matters.
Are we watchful observers over them, like kids outside about to get into mischief? Or do we follow their paths like lemmings, buying into their very convincing evidence?
It’s not the having of them. That will never stop. But the muscle of redirecting our mind once we notice them that is the one to develop.
Getting to that gym at least a few times a day builds stamina.
Got redirect workout?
“Only allow yourself to think negative thoughts and/or complain about anything for three minutes, three times a day.” –Karen Salmansohn
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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