Yesterday I got some disappointing news about something I wanted to do. The answer I got was a no, because it wasn't a good time to do it.
After hearing the declination, the first thing I started to do was to sulk and think about what had just happened. My body posture started to negatively change. Then I quickly shifted back to mobility mode. I got back to working on what I was doing. That entire episode lasting about 5 seconds. I immediately started writing my ebook again. Instead of getting myself in the "sad zone" I regrouped and kept on keeping on. I thought oh well, I'll just try again when things are different and that's that. No big deal. I consciously flat out refused to give any attention to it. Not another moment. You see, that was my problem just a few short years ago. I would give my setbacks, disappointments, and issues prime-time. Instead of going to God I would give them to the devil. No mas! I refuse to go back. I refuse to live like that again. It's not the first time I will be disappointed by something I really wanted to happen and it won't be the last time. It's part of life and it's ok. I'm over it.
What I'm saying is this: Don't let life knock you down and you end up missing out on something better. Don't let disappointments incapacitate you or prevent you from functioning to the best of your ability. Don't dwell on the negative. Dwell on what you have now and what the future will bring you. Dwell on the positive, because positive attracts positive. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). Keep trying.
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