Life Coach Magazine

The Doughnut Or the Hole?

By Rusty @russellpurkiss

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push.  A smile.  A world of optimism and hope. A  “you can do it” when things are tough. –Richard M. DeVos

The Doughnut or the Hole?
I am, as I have previously written, a true believer in the power of positive thinking.  Being optimistic even in times of peril can do wonders to turning things around.  I also believe that the opposite is also true, if you dwell on the negative, the results will follow the same direction as your vision.  I have at times been surprised at people who have “followed” me on Twitter and then decided to drop me due to the fact that I mostly attempt to tweet about being positive.  There are however those who are greatly disturbed by anyone that promotes positivity, in fact, they even blame the ills of today on the “positive thinkers”.  There are those who are simply not “happy” unless they are miserable or at least have something negative to say about things.

But let’s face it, if you are practicing archery and decide to either not look at the target, look away or even close your eyes, the chances of you hitting the mark are reduced tremendously!  Whereas, if you keep your eyes trained on the target, you are much more likely to hit the bull’s eye!  The same is true that if you go on through life without any goal at all you are pretty certain to not get very far.  If you shoot at nothing you are sure to hit it!

Any athlete, any company, any country , anyone at all that wishes to achieve a goal, has to be striving in one way or there other towards the goal in order to reach it.  There will be times where you will miss the mark, make mistakes, have set backs, but that is no reason to stop striving all together.  When there are those times that things do not go as planned, and take note that I didn’t say if, but when, you have to remember to stay focused on what your objectives are .  It is important to stay positive and look the glass of water as being half full rather than half empty.  You have to take note that despite the fact that  there is a hole in the doughnut, there is a substantial amount of pastry to be eaten!

To stop and complain about the fact that the doughnut has a hole, or that the glass if half empty will only distract you from what you are trying to achieve!  Remaining positive that things will eventually work out despite the fact that we are going through a rough spot will go along way in helping you to get to the finish line.  So keep your eyes on the goal, keep the faith it will all work out just fine in the end!

Are you looking at the doughnut or the hole?

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