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It Wasn’t That Bad, That Difficult…

June 9, 2007

How frequent do we think that something will be so terrible to face up to but turn out to be more pleasant? Then we remarked, “It wasn’t that bad…”

How often have we thought that we couldn’t accomplish a certain task and yet managed to do it after all? Then we said to ourselves or others, “Hmm… it wasn’t that difficult.”

Our mind ‘plays tricks’ on us by default because it’s always imaginative and creative. It takes in all the past and present information and learning to conjure up a likely possibility of certain future events.

If we have been feeding it with all the negativity and terrifying stories, it will most often show us a bleak dark future as well as why certain tasks cannot be done.

Hence before we get to a task, our mind already gives us the idea that it cannot be done. Hence before we have to deal with something, our mind already preempts us that a morbid fate awaits. Familiar?

It tends to exaggerate the situation and we in turn feel too small to make things happen since the tasks and events are ”insurmountable”. Therefore since we cannot make it, we just sit on it.

Doing nothing.

What must really happen is for us to take control of our mind and give it a dose of reality. If you don’t utilize your mind’s imagination, it will go wild.

Instead of allow our inner wild thoughts to get the better of us, here are the steps you can improve on mastery of your mind:

1) Realistically analyze the current situation.

2) Use your mind to project possibilities and probable events.

3) List out the action steps to take followed by the deadlines.

4) Use your mind to go through the actions of your intention beforehand.

5) Check through for likely gaps and areas of improvement, again realistically.

6) Use your mind to go through again and work on the improvements you might have to make.

7) Execute your plan, checking with your mind as a compass.

Now that we’ve said it, let’s be done with it.

It wasn’t that bad, neither was it that difficult after all.