‘Why me?’ ‘It’s not fair!’ ‘I’m a loser!’ ‘I’m a failure’ I just want to die!’ How often do you hear yourself use these words that we easily use whenever we’re disappointed in ourselves. They are also negative words that attract negativity to us like a magnet. Every situation has two sides to it (there are always two sides to a coin). Which side do you choose to see?
Your first thought whenever you fail at something, is the negative. Sometimes it clogs up your senses like debris and keeps you from seeing anything positive in your life. If you don’t check it on time, you might get sick from depression or worse still you might attract it into your life as a permanent situation. Remember that as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he! (Prov 23:7).
Next time you fail at something or you are disappointed and you are tempted to feel bad, try to see the glass as half full. Look at the positive side of that creation and be thankful for the things you have. There is always something to pick up when you fall. No one ever succeeds without failing at least once.
A simple exercise that often works is STOP. Just say it out loud whenever you are tempted to slip into negativity and it will break that flow of thought.