My mentor, Rhonda Shasteen, taught me that many problems are created in the six inches between our ears. I know bad things happen to good people and it’s easy to stress over those things. Our attitude is everything in those situations. Maintaining a good attitude is a struggle, and it trains you to control your mind.
What about everyday life when we don’t have problems but victimize ourselves somehow?
We break the four agreements to:
- Be impeccable with your word
- Not make assumptions
- Not take anything personally
- Always do your best
When we decide to lie to ourselves or take things personally, we’re creating unnecessary problems, when we make assumptions about what another did or said to you or without your creating unnecessary problems, and when we do less than our best, we’re inviting problems into our lives. When we listen to the lies and assumptions we make, it becomes easy to lose control of our emotions. Irritation, worry, anger, and fear can take over and misguide your every word and decision affecting your work and relationships.
The more we stress, the more we create pathways for more unwanted stress. All these unnecessary problems create unnecessary stress. Check yourself for any bad habits you may have. Awareness is the first step to making changes. If you can catch yourself making the same decision, you have the power to stop and make a new choice. you can make a different decision. it won’t be easy or feel right, but moving in a different direction is always better than stressing. Adjust your habits and attitude today because you can!