Focus on the Positive

I dread going to work. It’s not that I hate my job. I just don’t like that right now, at this time, I have no choice but to go to work to earn an income. It’s not having the option that kills me. My main reason for wanting FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) is because I would really rather not work if given a choice.

No matter how much I drag my feet though, I still go to work. Because there’s money to be made at work. Not at home, watching TV or seeing what my friends are up to on Facebook. It might sound pathetic but I actually motivate myself to go to work. “My job is only 10 hours a day. I earn good money. I have great benefits. Think about the 401k. At least I get to sit all day and not be on my feet making fast food. I can get promoted.” So I just repeat that over and over while I shower or get dressed. Later on I might turn it into a song. Maybe.

My mind likes to dwell in the things I hate instead of the things I love and that is something that I am trying to fix. Whining and complaining come so easily to me. I can’t even accept a compliment without saying something backhanded instead of simply saying ‘thank you’ and smiling. But I hope to change all that.

Focus on the positive. Look for the silver lining. The glass is half-full. Yada yada.

The negative will only bring me down and the positive can only give me more confidence and help me be comfortable with myself and my choices. So, what are we waiting for?

Let’s get to it.