I have some potentially very bad news.
Brace yourself for this.
If you like to sit down before receiving bad news – then…
Before I get to the bad news, quick question.
Are you kinda excited to hear the bad news?
Doesn’t your mind kinda want some bad news?
OK. Here it is.
There’s nothing wrong!
Don’t get mad at me.
Here’s what I’m getting at. I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed when I’m not involved in something that is actually in front of me – my mind starts to wander. And where does my little mind end up when a-wandering-it-goes?
Drum roll please…
“My life is so tragic. Everything sucks. Blah blah blah.”
Then, hopefully sooner than later, I notice where my mind has wandered. I come back from the bad news – and see what’s actually in front of me and discover that everything is really fine. Better than fine. Sure I have work to do, blog posts to write, lines to learn, bills to pay – but there is no inherent tragedy.
Tell me I’m not alone in this.
Does this ever happen to you?
I want to do a lil experiment. But I need your help.
Write your bad news crap below.
You know… like “I’m so fat. I’m so old, I’m so young, I’ll never make enough money, I’m stupid. Blah blah blah.”
And here is my hunch.
If we all do this, I’ll bet that we can’t come up with more than 15 different scenarios of bad news that our mind dwells in.
But let’s count things like “I’m fat and I’m ugly as sin” as one.
Same basic scenario: my appearance sucks.
I actually think it’s going to be empowering for all of us to see where our minds go – and how ridic it all is.
My hypothesis for this experiment is…
Pretty much we all have the same bad news crap spinning around – but most of us think it’s unique to us.
What if it’s just like a broken bad news tape loop that has very little to do with reality.
Let’s find out…
Be a lil silly and help me do this experiment.
Just possibly the conclusion we may come to is…
“Most of the bad news that’s going on – is just repetitive thought loops – and when I come back to what’s actually in front of me, there’s alot to be THANKFUL for.”
Dang, I even tied in Thanksgiving! Have a great one by the way!!
So, let’s start experimenting – what’s your bad news scenario?
And please – have fun writing down the nonsense of your mind.
Ready, Set – GO!!!