Life Doesn’t Suck

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Life doesn’t suck. Life is beautiful! It is easier to focus on what is not working than to focus on what is actually working. Life does not suck.

If you think life sucks, ask yourself this simple, but real question: “What am I paying attention to?” This question will help you find out what you are paying attention to. When you spend your time paying attention to negative things that are happening around you, life will suck. But when you focus on the good things that are happening around you, life will not suck. Remember, it is not what you look at that matters; it is what you see that counts.

As Joss Whedon put it, “Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.” Life is beautiful if you believe so. Life is ugly if you believe so. No matter where you are, what you are doing, what is happening, focus on the positive side, not the negative side. Think positively about the situation. Try to not fill your mind with negative things, because they drain energy. I am not saying that terrible things are not happening in the world. They happen on a daily basis.

It is not what happened that is the problem. It is how you react to it that will determine how it is going impact you. If you react to it in a positive way, your experience with it will be positive. But if you react to it in a negative way, your experience with it will be negative. Remember, positive experiences make things better, make us feel better. Negative experiences, on the other hand, make things worse for us.

You cannot stop things from happening to you, but you can control how you react, or think about them. How you react to events is under your control, and it will always be under your belt.