Lately the self-doubt monster has been chasing me down. I have been doubting everything -- my goals, dreams, career choice, and even what I studied in college. That self-doubt led to a lot of negative thinking.
I started to look around and notice one bad thing after another. "Proof" that I'd made the wrong decisions, and am not smart enough, or capable enough to make my dreams a reality.
I began to wonder if what I desire to do in my heart really even matters. After all, I've constantly been met with rejections and limited success. The more I began to think about what has gone wrong for me, or is wrong with me, the more negative things I noticed.
Then I came across the post "How to Use Gratitude to Bust-a-New Attitude" over at "For Harriet". The post discusses how a woman was having problems at work. As weeks went by her number of complaints grew. Finally her mentor told her to "try a little gratitude and throw in some blessings." After two weeks of giving thank you notes, and thinking positive thoughts about her workplace and co-workers, her situation began to change for the better.
This made me wonder, how many good results I am keeping away by wallowing in negative thoughts and self-doubt? I know that the more I appreciate what I already have, the more I will have to be grateful for. So instead of wallowing, this week I'm going to work on gratitude and blessings.
What are you grateful for?