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Natalie Avondet

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September 11th, 2019 - 01:07 PM

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Why not?

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”-Michael Jordan


Recently, I read a story about a teacher who wrote down all the negative things occurring in her students’ lives. She crumpled them up, and hung them over the door as a reminder to be kind to others for we don’t know what they are going through.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe in being kind. However, all I saw was a bag of doom and gloom hanging overhead, and I thought to myself, “What a depressing way to start the day.” A constant reminder of the negativities of life. Do we really have to remind ourselves of others’ misfortunes to be kind?

For every difficulty, there is something positive to be learned. Strength, courage, opportunities come from adversity. The old saying “Necessity is the mother of invention.” is true.

Perhaps, if we took those negative things listed in the bag of doom and gloom and found the positive in those situations we would all be a little happier. We would begin to expect what can be done in spite of our circumstances.

“What you think, feel and do is what you see, hear and attract.”-James Altucher

What you believe about yourself has lasting effects on your future. Your future and all it entails. Your health, your income, your overall success in life, are based entirely on what you think will happen. If we start seeing what our circumstances have to offer us, we stop the limitations.

Start expecting more. Expect the positive. As an artist, though this applies to everyone, expect the day to go smoothly. Expect the talent to come. Expect you can.

“One will never get more than he thinks he can.”-Bruce Lee

Turn the difficulty into an opportunity. Fill the bag with blessings and hang that overhead. Expect to be blessed when you enter the room and blessed when you leave.

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