You’re a lucky bitch.
It’s a fact, so you might as well sit back in your big comfortable chair & accept it.
Right now, reading this article, you might be on your computer, or your iPad, snuggled up on the sofa. You might be on an aeroplane, or a beach somewhere squinting at your phone trying to read the screen through the glare, or maybe you arranged a little romantic camping trip with your snuggle-kins and they’ve fallen asleep so you’re getting in a bit of ‘Me-time’ with the Kindle. I don’t know which scenario applies to you, but I do know that you’re a lucky bitch.
I’m not a psychic, but I know this for certain.
I know that because you’re reading this; so you own a computer and have the internet. That automatically puts you in the top 3-5% of the world’s population. That’s right, 95-97% of the population of Earth currently do not have the internet. Not entirely staggering when you consider that in 2012, only around 25% of people on the planet sleep in their own bed every night.
You could have been born someplace where you’d have to avoid stray bullets on the way to college, or where giant 100ft waves randomly sweep in from the ocean every few years and carry your granny away, but you weren’t; you were born somewhere better.
You’re a lucky bitch.
The past year of my life has taught me, above all else, that the ability to focus on what you have and not what you don’t have is very important. When something bad happens to you (and something bad will happen to you, it’s inevitable) you need to develop the ability to find something good in it. This is obviously going to be near in some circumstances, but in those circumstances you must – at the very least – try to learn something from it.
The number one reason for being positive is that, as a positive person, you’re ALWAYS going to have a more positive experience of life. That’s the whole point of life, by the way; have the most positive experience possible. Your life is ALWAYS going to be better if you view the future as an exciting adventure filled with ups and downs and great experiences, than it’s going to be if you shut yourself in your room and think up new reasons to be anxious about what’s just around the bend.
Oh, and before I continue – sorry guys, positive thinking can’t cure cancer. Some quasi-spiritualists like to write books and hold seminars telling you it’s possible, but it isn’t. I have an idea. One of the guys making these ridiculous claims needs to put the profits from one of his books into a bank account, and then go live in a house with five cancer patients who have decided they don’t want to be medicated. Then he can spend a year personally coaching them in positivity, devoting his time entirely to this purpose. If ONE of the cancer patients is cured at the end (that’s ONE out of FIVE), he gets his money back. I call bullshit.
Having said it can’t cure cancer, positive thinking CAN and WILL improve your life if you use it effectively. If you’re not a natural positive-thinker, you can’t make this change overnight – but I’m putting together this series of articles to help you do it.
In the next few days, before I write another update, I want you all to do me a favour. I want to hear some stories from you guys about how positive or negative thinking has affected your life recently. Did something great happen to you as a result of thinking positively about it? Did a part of your life spiral because you were thinking about it negatively? Tell me! I’d love to hear from you.
Use the comments section below, e-mail me, or send me a text message – Just make sure I hear the story.