Heather Elizabeth King

Author of Dark Fiction

Way To Stay Positive #3

So, so far we've covered Being Thankful and Writing It Down. Both are pretty easy to do and neither will take up a lot of time. Step 3 is a bit more of a time taker, but in a good way.

Positivity Step #3 - Get Busy!

Instead of sitting around thinking about how bad you've got it AND sitting around telling anyone who'll listen how bad you've got it, get off your bum and do something. Get busy!!! Ask yourself what it is you REALLY want to do with your life, figure out what that is, then find out what you need to do to do that, and then (and this is the good part) do it! You say you enjoy making jewelry but know you'd never be able to make a good living at it. Well, you'll never really know unless you try. And you definitely never will if all you ever do is sit around complaining that you'll never be able to do it. Instead, use the time it takes to complain and put that time into your dream. What have you got to lose?

Most of us have full-time jobs...a sort of financial foundation that allows us to pay our bills. Having this financial stability is good...being able to pay bills is always  a good thing. As much as I'd love to say we should all quit our jobs to pursue our dreams, that's not realistic. In the real world we have to be able to support ourselves while we pursue our dreams and that means having a solid means to provide for ourselves and our families.

Trust me when I say that keeping your day job doesn't have to be a dream killer. Stephen King was a high school English teacher (not his dream, but a dream for many others) with children (he has 3 now but I'm not sure how many he had back in the day) when he wrote Carrie. He never said to himself, "I've got to teach these classes, grade these papers, meet these parents; there's no way I can find time to write." He wrote in the evenings after work and on weekends. He Published short stories for men's magazines and busted his ass until he sold his first novel (Carrie) in 1973.

We all need to stop focusing on all that's bad in our lives and instead, focus on how we can make our lives better. Not just better, fantastic!

Get up, get busy and you'll be surprised all of the things you'll accomplish!

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