The 7 Day Mental Diet
is continuing to be a challenge, but the story “Bear Hugs Kettle”
helped to put it into perspective for me! I need to do with my negative thoughts what I tell students who are struggling with dealing with difficult people and behaviors that annoy them… I tell them to channel their “inner Elsa” and “Let it go!” I am noticing a shift in my thinking and perspective, but it’s not an easy transition with old habits being hard to break.
“What of the ordinary troubles that you will have to meet in the office or at home? The answer is, that such things will not affect your diet provided that you do not accept them, by fearing them, by believing them, by being indignant or sad about them, or by giving them any power at all. Any negative condition that duty compels you to handle will not affect your diet. Go to the office, or meet the cares at home, without allowing them to affect you.”
Therein lies the challenge.
But as Og Mandino states: “I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.”