“You need to be content with small steps. That’s all life is. Small steps that you take every day so when you look back down the road it all adds up and you know you covered some distance.” ~ Katie Kacvinsky
I’ve mentioned in another one of my blog posts the power of gratitude and I just want to reinforce that. Gratitude goes such a long way! For example today I got off of work and my car wouldn’t start.
“Really?! Just what I needed!”
I took a deep breathe and called my one roommate. As I ranted on about my car I realized I left the lights on and that drained my battery. Luckily one of the guys from security helped me out by jumping my car. As I was driving I just thanked God it wasn’t something else.
Yeah, I wish my mind didn’t go to the worst case situation and get upset over it, but I am proud that I did end up being grateful. Sometimes I expect myself to be perfect all the time. That I must stay positive every single second. But what I’m beginning to realize is:
1. That’s not realistic to be one mood all the time
2. I’m making little improvements
My goal is to become more of an optimist. I want to be overall more positive than anything else. I do however have to realize that it does take time like everything else. I have been a negative person for several years and me becoming an optimistic is going to take time and dedication. I knew that getting into this blog and that’s why I decided to write it so I would keep myself into check. Yet sometimes I forget it’s a journey I’m on. It’s not an overnight fix as much as I wish it was.
However by being grateful today I took a major step in the right direction. I’ve noticed I’ve been so much more grateful for things that I would have still found extremely negative before I started this journey. See it’s not something that screams “you are changed”. But this little thing is a muscle that’s starting to get strengthened and by strengthening this muscle it will lead to more success and strengthening other areas.
So today I want you all to recognize a step you took to change your old habits. It could be something so little, but take pride in that, because it’s going to get you that much closer to your overall goal.
Catch you all tomorrow,