This one is simple and the reasons behind it are even simpler. The blues – you know when you’re feeling down and out. Someone else got the promotion you think you should have. You’re having relationship troubles, financial troubles, things are going your way, etc… It happens to everyone and it’s called the blues. You’re feeling blue.
The cure is as simple as thinking about and changing what you’re thinking about. Now it sounds simple but the problem is that 99% of people out there don’t do this. They wait for their world to change. And they will stay blue until it changes which can take quite a while sometimes and it can take quite a toll on their lives and their path through life and whether or not they ever reach success – this is why most people are angry at the world around them.
They think they’re owed something. They think that the government owes them handouts. They despise the rich, wealthy and successful. Instead what they should be doing to cure the blues and feeling down is to change their thought process. Instead of being down and waiting for the world to change, we have to understand that the problem actually lies within ourselves. We need to change ourselves. We need to become more positive. We need to read good books. Remember the old adage, “garbage in, garbage out”? Well it’s very true.
So next time you’re feeling down and feel like you’ve got the blues, remember the cure is only a thought away. Instead of getting angry and feeling down and out, pick up a great book like Napolean Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, that is a great motivational book. You can also pick up a book like Chicken Soup for the Soul, which is full of stories of hope in overcoming hardships. You can also read the Bible which is full of common sense, great ideas, stories and more and I couldn’t recommend a better book to you.
You can also watch motivational videos on YouTube. There is no need to spend thousands of dollars for a seminar from some motivational guru that you’ll quickly forget. It amazes me that even in sales call centers and sales floors almost no one has a good motivational or uplifting book nearby. This is why most sales reps stay average. They never attain the life and success they could have had or the happiness they could’ve had if they had just reached out from the norm and in many cases this starts with just opening up a good, wholesome motivational book.
So, if you want to break the blues and spin it around and come out ahead. You need to do these things:
1) learn that the problem is not with the world but is instead in us – learn to control your thoughts.
2) get a good, wholesome, motivational book
3) read your bible
4) watch good motivational videos
5) find good, uplifting friends
I know we didn’t talk about number five yet, but it is very important that you find and maintain a good strong network of loyal, uplifting friends. As the rule says, “you are your closest friends.” This is true because you become like them. If you choose friends poorly they will bring you down. If you choose your friends wisely when you’re feeling down they will help to lift you up.
And better yet rather than waiting for yourself to experience the blues before you do any of these things, be proactive. Go and find a good motivational book. Find some good motivational videos. Then start watching or reading them a little every day – and watch what happens. It’s amazing what one little book can do. It can turn someone’s life completely around. I’ve seen it. Give it a try you’ll be glad that you did.