Time to get rid of negativity

How many people say no to you during any given day? How many people doubt your ability to do something?  How does that make you feel? When you count the number of people with no on their minds, did you count yourself? If not, please add one more number to that list.  I find it bad when other people do not believe in my abilities.   I find it even worse when the small voice in my head doesn’t even believe in my abilities.

Even working on something I have done many times before, I still hear the voice, worried of multiple things that could go wrong and all the various actions that could go awry.  Everyone has the voice, and everyone has a choice. We either listen to the voice and go nowhere, living in constant fear, or we put the voice in its place.

Here is what I suggest.   Find a trash can. Make sure it is empty before starting because many things will probably go into the trash can.  Next, think of all those items heard in your head, all negativism.

Now this will seem silly; however, this does work. Stand in front of the trash can.  Put your hands up to your head as though grabbing one of the negative thoughts. Please throw that thought into the trashcan.  Now repeat the process by pretending to grabbing the next thought and throwing it into the trash can.  Repeat this process until all negative thoughts are thrown into the trash can. Now take the trash can outside and empty it into the garbage. DO NOT pick up and bring any of the negative thoughts back into your home or business.

If any of the negative thoughts return, remind them that they were trashed and are not welcome back.  If they persist or new negativeness arise,  an alternate disposal method is available using the bathroom toilet.   Please DO NOT place any body parts in the toilet.  And , don’t forget to flush

Author: Mike Balof

Mike Balof, MEd, develops intensive, interactive courses which have helped contract manufacturing and nonprofit institutions. He taught youth and adults seeking employment to better represent themselves, leading many of them to successful careers. Mike taught in corporate training, teaching adults and high school students to build computers, work as a team, and to identify and fix problems using a myriad of tools from Total Quality Management(TQM), to 8-D, to Six Sigma. Mike now turns his talents to helping fellow veterans reach their objectives and desires through continuous performance improvement. As we start to live in a post knowledge world, where a doubling of common knowledge shrinks from months to days, our essential skills will include how we interact with those around us. Mike believes there is hope for growth and opportunity for everyone. Everyone has the opportunity to retool and find the career they want. Mike strives to present students of all ages, abilities, and means with a full plate of options for learning.

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