You know that feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night and cannot go back to sleep? You toss and turn and rearrange the pillows, but nothing helps. So you lay there and thoughts race through your mind, Random thoughts about life in general. Scary thoughts about what you’re doing in your life.
It happens to all of us. Lying in bed wide awake, with sleep a million miles away, we question what we’re doing and why. We question our financial decisions, personal choices, parenting matters, and we even question our beliefs. Scary thoughts that can leave us feeling unsettled and disillusioned.
What to Do?
Scary thoughts can be motivating too. They can lead us to change whatever it is we are unhappy or dissatisfied with in our lives. Life is all about choices. Every day is a new opportunity to work towards that which you desire most. It won’t happen over night, most anything worth having seldom does. It probably won’t be handed to you either. Nope, the simple and hard truth is that if you want something good to happen or you want to change the way you do things; you must first make the choice to make it happen. Talk about a scary thought!
Where do we start? How long will it take? Is this the right time? Questions like these and so many more will constantly nag at you. Questions that cannot always be easily answered. The good news is that even though we don’t always have all the answers, we do have the option to chase away those scary thoughts with positive ones.
Remember that as bad as things may appear in the dark of the night, there is always hope in the dawning of a new day. It can be easy to forget that we all face our own struggles. Scary thoughts sneak up on all of us from time to time. The trick is to remember that you control those thoughts. Chase them away with thoughts that focus on why and what you want to accomplish and have accomplished. Let those thoughts fuel your process. Scary thoughts don’t stand a chance against progress.
Scary thoughts can steal your peace of mind or help strengthen your desire for change. And only you can decide which it will be.
Which will you choose?
I know what I’m choosing…