The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

What Do You Stand to Lose?

Apr
27

Have you ever watched something on TV and you hear something that speaks to your state of mind at the moment? While live-tweeting  Season 11, Episode 20 of Grey’s Anatomy, the following tweet appeared on my timeline:

Here’s the back story. Prior to watching Grey’s Anatomy, I spent the day reflecting on the four goals I had made for the first quarter of 2015. I was so pissed and disappointment with myself for not accomplishing any of them.

You seriously wasted three months. 

Do you know how far you could be now if you got this shit done?

Now you have to work twice as hard…UGH!

Fast forward to watching Grey’s Anatomy that evening. When the above tweet hit my timeline, it was like someone had thrown ice cold water on me. I reminded myself of all the things I did have. I won a #LenovoSurprise and gained a lot of clarity on things that bothered me for months.

Honestly, I could lose these things just as quickly as I gained them. So yeah, I failed to do something I had intentions of doing. Am I upset about it? Yes. Can I undo the past few months? No. What I can do is to make the most of each day by working towards my goals.

Before you start complaining about what you don't have, think about what you stand to lose. Click To Tweet

It’s as simple as that.

 

 

 

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