“There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?”
― C. JoyBell C.
I think this is a very common trait in all humans. We bypass what is so wonderful about ourselves and go straight to the negative. It doesn’t matter that we have worked hard and just got a great promotion, because our ass is huge. We fly by the great compliment that someone just gave us because we don’t make enough money. And the gorgeous children sitting across the table from us are fine, but their bastard father has a new girlfriend.
Why must we accentuate the negatives in our lives and propel the positives to the back of the line.
Stop focusing on what we can’t change and concentrate on what we can. Think your ass is too big? Put down the snickers and go to the gym (and don’t say you don’t have enough time because you had time to stop and get that snickers). You hate your ex? Well, stop obsessing over them. Block them on social media, move on and for god’s sakes, don’t talk trash about them to your kids (they will find out soon enough that they are jerks). And stop, stop, stop making excuses for not only yourself but for those who aren’t living up to their fullest potential and wreaking havoc on your life.
You are not meant to live a hum drum life. You are meant to live an extraordinary life. But you have to choose an extraordinary life, it doesn’t choose you. And I know it’s hard to focus on the positive sometimes, especially when you feel like life just keeps hammering you with trash and crap.
But you are the master of your destiny. No one else. Just you.
So if you aren’t ecstatic about the perfect painting staring back at you in the mirror, make a change. Let me repeat myself, make a change. If you want to live a better life. Live a better life. If you want a better job, go to school or put your time in and get the better position. If you want to do anything, just do it. You decide on your path. You are the master of your universe. You are the Michelangelo of your destiny.
I believe in you. Believe in yourself.