You’re probably asking right now, what do you mean by this Kurts?
Remember the last time you thought your life was bad. Or you just had a really bad day.
Keeping things in perspective means: realise that it can be a lot worst and there are people right now dying of starvation.
After a really bad day at work you might go home and think about leaving your job. Thinking that you have depression (Don’t get offended, I know that there is real depression, most people just over exaggerate). Seriously, come back to reality! For some people your worst day will be their best. So appreciate that you have a house, food and water.
So many weak-willed people in this world right now. You might have the chance to ‘just leave’ your job. But if you’re dying of dehydration and malnutrition, you don’t have a choice.
I have those moments sometimes, everybody does. It’s normal. But it’s how you deal with it that makes you different and better than everyone else. Do you seriously want to be average? I hope not.
So How Do I do It?
I know that most of the time I give you very clear instructions. And it’s simple to follow, unfortunately this isn’t one of the super-powers that is so easy to understand and use. Sorry.
But what this is trying to suggest is that it’s incredibly powerful, once you get the hang of it. You will have to practise using it every day.
The easiest way for me to explain this to you is to give you an example.
You work a 9-5 job and you have had a really bad day at work. You go home straight from the job you ‘hate so much’. You go home and you think about why your boss didn’t give you the promotion when you were working so hard every day. So obviously you’re really tired after a long and emotional day. You feel like you just want to give up on your life.
Right, here is the part which currently, makes me different to everyone else (and you can join me after you apply what you learned from this blog). So instead of giving up, I have two simple steps.
First: I think about other people who are having a much tougher time than me right now. So I have gratitude (one of the most powerful life skills if you learn to use it correctly). This way I can think about what I have to be thankful for. You probably know who Dwayne The Rock Johnson is. The highest paid actor in the world right now as well as one of the most inspirational and motivational people on the planet in my opinion. Everyday he wakes up and before he goes to sleep he remembers what he has to be thankful for. It’s something I have started doing as well. So what I’m trying to say is that you need to remember how bad it can really get and be thankful for what you have.
Second: I use it as motivation. Yes, I just said that. I use the bad and hard times as motivation. It motivates me to do something differently and change. Using the tough times as motivation is even more powerful than watching or reading some motivational video/speech. The best combination with the ‘hard times’ is to remember who you want to become. Whatever that is: more money? become stronger? make more friends? Or have a specific person you look up to. A lot of the time they look up to people and say ”I will never get there, I wish I was as good as him/her”. And they get discouraged. If you can really master motivation, you will learn to use it as motivation rather than the opposite.
Not that hard, right?
So what you need to do now is to ‘favourite’ this post and next time you have had a long and energy draining day, come right back here to remember what to do. Or my personal preference is to read this right when I wake up, that way I am ready for the day ahead.
I really hope this helped you. If you have any questions or would like any help just drop a question below. Most importantly, share this post with your friends on social media so you can help them master their mind as well!