Real life obligations and quality time with family over the past several days were higher priorities for me, but I am still on a mission to continue my own personal “Blogathon” so I can finally finish this series on Preventing Procrastination, Prizing Prioritizing, and Pursuing Purpose – focusing on this third and final segment on pursuing purpose.
Thanks again to all who have followed along, read, and commented… and if you’re just stopping in for the first time, you can catch the very first post in the series here to read about preventing procrastination and prioritizing priorities: May Do-Over: Procrastination is a Barrier.
The previous posts about pursuing purpose–for some of which I’m still pursuing feedback and comments 😉 –were on Deciding to Live Differently, Giving Praise and Achieving Victory, Letting Go and Letting God Be the Master Architect, and Your History Is Not Your Destiny!
This post is about how to pursue purpose by:
*Ditching Negative Thinking*
It’s easy to see from this quote how negative thinking (or as Joyce Meyer calls it, “stinking thinking“) can certainly interfere with our ability to pursue our purpose. If we get stuck in the rut of negative thinking, we will soon not only start believing we can “never” make it or “never” fulfill our purpose…but we will likely start spewing those negative thoughts out of our mouths.
Then we will have a NEW problem:
Like this quote says, words are containers of power–either to build up or to tear down. If both our thoughts and our words are stuck in the past, or get stuck in the rut of negativity, we tend to acquire a negative energy about us that affects not only ourselves–but everyone around us.
It’s difficult enough to truly pursue our purpose if we don’t believe in ourselves, and if we don’t think and speak positive, edifying thoughts and words to ourselves and to and about our situations. We make it worse if we extend negative thoughts and words that tear down, hurt, offend, and alienate others; even if they have been on board and encouraged us in the past, not many people will continue to endure criticism or remain in the company of someone who always seems to be a “storm cloud.”
So what’s the next step in pursuing your purpose? Ditch the negative thinking and continue to move forward in your journey to prevent procrastination, prioritize priorities, and pursue purpose.
Do these concepts and quotes resonate with you? Can you relate? Are you prepared to move forward by ditching negative thinking and adopting a more positive outlook?
COMING UP NEXT: Initiating Solutions!