Yes … it happens all the time. A malignant growth of negativity and most the time you don’t even realize it. It’s not the traditional cancer you’re familiar with, but the word does apply to pessimistic people. It’s an infestation of “I can’t” and “what if” … it’s not a disease in this case but a way of life.
I guess one can argue weather it’s a disease or not these days. Anti-Depressants can’t fix you either. Just delay the inevitable that one day you are going to have to face your demons, win the big battle and then move on happily and freely.
Actually, I guess you can call a poor mind-set a disease.
Here is the definition (Google it): Disease or dis·ease or /diˈzēz/
- A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, esp. one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a…
- A particular quality, habit, or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people. <– ouch!
There is also such a thing called Evolutionary Mind (AKA development – growth – progress of the mind and the way you operate, think and what your overall attitude is like). Well that’s what I call it. It’s the opposite of the Diseased Mind.
Most people just don’t understand that the Evolutionary Mind is attainable. Even for the pessimists out there. Although that will take time to turn around and go from a simple to a more complex form of thinking — which in turn actually makes your life so much easier, but before I digress into that oxymoron, let me keep it simple.
I can’t ever preach this enough to people on my team, to potential new IBO’s or even to family and friends! Hey … I have to drop huge reminders on myself and a lot! I struggle a little with depression. Not super bad, but enough to where I notice. But there is the key … I can and have learned to recognize when I’m feeling blue (I think it’s normal we all get down from time to time) and what’s even more important is to nip that in the butt ASAP before you let it get the best of you. Each moment that passes you can NEVER GET IT BACK!
Most people also don’t get that the mind-set you have is going to make you a success or a failure. I’m sorry to use the word “failure” but it is what it is! In fact, let’s “Google it”!
- Lack of success.
- An unsuccessful person, enterprise, or thing.
It’s real guys! Not because Google said so, but because it just is! Like it or lump it I guess. It’s up to how you look at it (mind-set).
Anyway … failure doesn’t make you a “loser” or “jerk” or “stupid” or whatever society has slapped on it. It certainly doesn’t deserve you walking around with gum on the end of your nose for public punishment!
Failure is actually a harsh way of telling you that you need to do something different or focus more or get on the ball or … the list can go on and it’s totally situational. Especially in our industry, failure is your BFF! It’s a sharp jab that you’ll never forget and because you’ll never forget about it, means you’ll probably never make the same mistake again. You’ll learn to improve. You’ll “evolve”! You will slowly start to turn into having an Evolutionary Mind and a kick butt attitude!
Your skin will become leather to all the other things that once knocked you over so easily!
Then!?! Then you’ll be able to start making achievements! Movements! Differences in your life and the lives around you because NOTHING … not one damn thing is going to get in your way and STOP YOU!