Tag: Positive thoughts

“The Future Is Open”

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“The future is open.” The question is, Are you preparing for your future? What are you doing right now to make your tomorrow a better tomorrow? Are you reading the right books? Are you meeting the right people? Are you doing your best? Are you living your best life? If not, why are you not doing it? If yes, do not stop believing in yourself.

Look, tomorrow starts right now. Your future starts right now. Your life starts right now. Because every day is a new day. Whatever you have been through in your past is over. Today is a new day. You are a new you.

“You don’t need to know the future to be hopeful. You just need to embrace the concept that the unknowability of the future is the key, and that there are versions of that future which are brighter and fairer than this one. The future is open.”- Matt Haig, The Comfort Book

Whatever you are thinking right now is making your future for you. Whatever you are doing right now is making your future for you. It is preparing your bed for you. It is designing your life for you.

So, if you are not getting the right results, don’t continue. Take your time to evaluate your life, to evaluate what you are doing. Take your time to check the lives of the people around you. If they are getting it, then you can hang around them. But if they are not moving forward, if they are not getting anything done, then they are the wrong folks for you. You don’t need them.

Dr. Travis bradberry says, “You will never reach your peak until you surround yourself with the right people.” Let me ask you this question. Are you comfortable with the people around you? If you are not, then what are you doing about it? Remember, nothing change unless you do. So what is next?

How Setting Healthy Boundaries Can Help Your Focus

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Jessica Dore writes, “Healthy boundaries are like demarcations that separate our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors from the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of others.”

It is important to set boundaries. If you do not already have one, you are putting your happiness at risk. If you do not know what you want, people will give you what you do not want. What you want is not a “rigid boundary”, but a healthy one.

Jessica Dore says, “A rigid boundary is one where nothing gets in and nothing gets out.”

That is not what you want. You want a healthy boundary. A healthy boundary is one where good things get in and bad things get out. It is a boundary where positive thoughts get in and negative thoughts get out. It is a boundary where you separate your negative thoughts from your positive thoughts.

If you want your boundary to work, to protect you, to separate you from toxic people, you must take it seriously. You must not joke with it. If you do, other people will joke with it.

But do not make your boundaries too rigid. In her book Tarot for Change: Using the Cards for Self-care, Acceptance, and Growth, Jessica Dore writes, “Ideally what we want is a boundary that’s firm, visible from a mile away but not welcoming. There’s a door way through the wall, but the gatekeeper is discerning and has a zero-tolerance policy for nonsense.” She adds, “The person who presumably built the wall is ill at ease. While a proper boundary should give us a break from the need to always stand guard, a porous one keeps us incessantly scanning the horizon for incoming threats.”

If you are not happy with yourself, think about what you are bringing into your life.