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This past weekend, in the midst of full-blown personal funk, I did something that I should have done a long, long, l-o-n-g-g-g-g time ago. I rediscovered myself, and completely changed my way of thinking, feeling, and living. For the longest time, since well before the whole mortgage and real estate market down-turn, I had been drowning in negativity. Grated, I was still able to put forth a happy, confident face for others to see, because to do otherwise can ruin one professionally. But in my solitary time, most of which I forced upon myself, I was unhappy. Nothing seemed to go my way, and when things did work in my favor, it took an excruciatingly long time to come to fruition. And even after I had accomplished the thing I wanted to do or have, I was still picking things apart and tearing down scenarios to see where I missed anything. There is value in analysing a situation after it has passed so that you can perform better the next time, but what I was doing was piling despair and negativity on top of what should have been a good experience. Needles to say (but I'll say it anyway), my relationships were tattered, I was working myself to the bone with little or nothing to show for it, and I was feeling just plain awful. I know that I am not alone in this self-experience, but for those people reading this who might still be caught in the throes of despair, anxiety, or worry, I have this to say:
Things will get better, and you will succeed.
Since Saturday, when I started reading an amazing book, The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne (and other contributors), I began to reconnect with myself and the world around me in such a positive way that I have not known for quite some time, if ever. I look at life differently now, look for the good in situations and people, and take time to appreciate and enjoy the world and my life. I cast all of my former worries and fears behind me, and became determined to exist only in a positive, energetic frame of mind. I began following the tenets of what the book had to teach me, and I have been focusing on being the best person I can be. All of the problems, real or imagined, that had been plaguing me, I put away for good, firm in my belief that these things are only temporary and will work themselves out. A lot more quickly, quietly, and favorably if I just cease my interference through projecting negativity energy on the situiation. I turned my energies and my focus, instead, on rebuilding myself and my world, not one piece by little piece, but en masse. My health, my relationships, my career, my finances, even my sleep habits, all of it, I scooped up into one giant package and said, "This is fixed, right here and now." And do you know what? It worked.
It may only be three or four days since I began my regimen of positive thinking and living my life according to the foundations and lessons portrayed in that wonderful book, but I am here to attest to some pretty amazing results that I have experienced in this brief time. For one, my health is greatly improved- I kicked a bad cold that had been nagging and hanging on for over a week, and my migraines, which were devastating and near-crippling in proportion, are gone! My relationship with my wife are so much better (and maybe it's this infectious smile and attitude I am sporting these days), and we are the happiest that we have been for some time. My job is fun again, and the prospects just keep pouring out of the woods. I have 2 loans that are closing soon, and my other clients are moving in the same direction. My financial concerns are turning around, and I am contemplating purchases for personal comforts that I would never have even considered even a week ago. The business expansion and ventures that I embarked upon, in an effort to help my company adapt to tough markets and lean times, are gelling and showing excellent vitality. My network has grown enormously this week, and I have limitless opportunities flowing my way. Like that song from the eighties says, 'The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades.'
I could gush like this for hours, even days, but you can see what I mean. All it took to turn my life around was some inspiration from a book that I had never previously read (but certainly criticised as bunk and hyped-up marketing by crafty publishers), a book whose message is clear, simple, and undeniably true. The world is what we make of it, and there is POWER in each of us to do so many amazing things. Buddha said, "All that we are is the result of what we have thought," and I know the depth and wisdom contained in that quote. I was mired in negativity until I was drowning in a dark mindset, but now I have nothing but energy and wonderful things happening in my life. And I didn't have to pay for a therapist, prescription medications, or drinks at the local watering hole to feel this way. It is all coming from within, and I have never felt more alive and healthy.
I can only hope good things come to those who read this, and I truly wish those things for my colleagues, known and unknown. If you take nothing else away from this bit of scribble, let it be that you do have a way to set things right and turn your fortunes around. The key is You. You just have to redefine yourself, find your positive energy, and start broadcasting that energy to the world around you. Do that, and watch the amazing things that will start to happen in your life. Experience it once, and you will never want it to end.
I wish the best for all of the folks on this wonderful site, and if I can ever be of any help to anyone, please send me an email or give me a call. I always have time to talk and to lend a hand. May peace and prosperity come to you and yours.
I make it a point to stay well-informed and try to pass on information that is useful and educational. MOst of my postings are about issues and concerns directly related to this industry, but if something unusual crops up, I will research and remark on that. I hope this is entertaining and informative for you.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.