So What, It Is, I Am…

Here is my newest thinking on framing life for your next greatest success:  view the past as a ‘so what’, the present as ‘it is’ and the future by completing the statement, “I am…”.

Example:  I am a person who always attempts to find simple ways to re-craft our thinking so we can move forward in the direction of our dreams.

So What about the Past?  Whatever has occurred that you perceive is stopping your progress is a ‘so what’.  So what did you learn from the injustice, the deceit, the lousy economy, the loss of a love? That is the real question because that is the question that will allow you to transform the learning into a proactive perspective to view where you are now.

It Is the Present.  There may still be injustice, deceit, a sluggish economy in your industry, and other losses you called upon to handle.  None of those realities means you cannot find the mental, emotional and physical support to get moving again.  All the negatives are the way It Is, not how it will always be.

That is where I Am comes in.   I have been taught that whatever you put after “I am…” is true.  When I say “I am tired”, “I am defeated”, “I am discouraged”, I am.  I also know and believe the teaching that just because I am a host of negative things, I am fully capable of transforming and creating statements that are positive and energizing.

I am sad and I choose to see beauty in the faces of others.

I am unemployed and I choose to call five people with jobs to ask if their companies are hiring.

I am in control of my thoughts and I am capable of transforming my thoughts.

So what if the past was lousy and it is affecting my present ability to move forward.  I am able to transform my thoughts into the positive action.

Andrea Goeglein, Ph.D.
About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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