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Count How Many Things You're Doing Right, For A (Positive) Change

Do you keep a laundry list of all your flaws and failures. Hopefully not one that’s written down, but most of us can easily rhyme these off without a moment’s hesitation. And most of us do.


Most of us, when asked to take on something new and challenging, can tell anyone who’ll listen all the reasons why it shouldn’t be us, why someone else is more qualified.

Why shouldn’t we keep an equally long list of all the things we are doing right? How could we flip things so that those things roll off our tongue just as easily?


I’m one of those people who is positive, and I like to think about what might happen if we all flipped that switch and accentuated the positive. If everyone felt good about themselves, or even just a little bit better about themselves, I’m certain the world would be a better place.


At the very least, it’s worth a try.

Try this ONE thing


There’s a sign in a Japanese temple that says, ‘when I change, the world changes’.

I invite you to try it: make a list of everything you’re doing right, everything that’s good about you. Don’t be shy. Write everything you can think of. Try to get to 50 things, then try for 100. (Don’t worry, no one’s going to see your list, except you).


Now breathe in all those things, own them. That’s who you really are now.


Hey! Are you already successful and accomplished? Do you have many things to appreciate about your life right now? Are you always open to learning more and growing yourself?


Despite all your successes, do you sometimes doubt yourself? Do you hesitate to go after what you really want in life?


Or maybe you dismiss your past successes, putting them down to luck, and don’t really see how extraordinary you really are?


If this sounds like you, you and I should have a conversation. Drop me a line here, karen.laidlaw.theONEthing@outlook.com, and let’s talk!

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