#239: Power Play – No matter how bad things are

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche

… At the same time, it is often within your power to make them better.  – Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Worrying and negative thinking won’t lead to positive change, but a positive attitude and deciding to move on or make the best of the situation can make all the difference.  Your thoughts are powerful, and when negativity controls your thoughts, it will only pull you deeper and limit your opportunities.  We will all feel disappointed, frustrated, hurt, or angry sometimes, but you also have the power to turn those thoughts around and find a way to make things better.  And no matter how discouraged you may feel, remember that God is always in control.  He didn’t promise a perfect world, but He did promise to always be with us.  We can find comfort and hope in knowing that God loves us and will never leave our side.

Game Plan:  Think of a time when you may have been disappointed, in an undesirable situation, or hit a setback, but were able to do something to make your situation a little better or find some hope to help you keep moving forward.  Let that be a source of encouragement to you that when things seem bad, your thoughts have more power than you think.

 

Quote source: Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

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