Use Positive Affirmations to Overcome Obstacles
Life doesn’t always turn out how you plan it. Challenges are inevitable and problems may arise when you least expect it. Now, the decision is yours- whether you will allow the situation to dictate your life or if you will rise above the challenges, give yourself a few positive affirmations, and come out a winner.

One of the most disappointing things an employee can face in his career is to feel unappreciated and forgotten. You look around the office and it seems like everyone has climbed the corporate ladder, while you’ve been stuck in the same position for years. Then, the worst thing happens– the big break you’ve been working hard for is given to a less tenured employee. Yet again, you were bypassed. You feel terrible.

What do you do next? Do you just sulk and give up on your career? Will you hold a grudge against your boss forever? Will you resign the moment you find another job?

No matter how seemingly awful life’s problems get, you need to pick yourself up and move on.
Life will go on; life has to go on.

Positive Affirmations Won’t Help Solve my Problems!

Yes, keeping a positive outlook in life will not change the situation, but it will totally change the way you look at the situation and the way you react to it.

How in the world can I find something positive to think about, when all I see are problems wherever I look?
  • Always be grateful
What’s the first thing you think about when you wake up? Is it the bills? The sales quota you have to meet? Instead of waking up to a list of problems, I suggest you spend the first 10 minutes of your day recounting your previous successes. Doing this will give you an instant boost, a rush of feel-good hormones that will set your mood for the entire day.
  • Stay away from negative people
Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend time with.”

Surround yourself with people full of energy and positivity, for these people will influence everything about you, even the way you talk! Go ahead; try spending a day with a whiner. I bet, at the end of the day, you’ll start whining about things you didn’t even complain about before!
  • Focus on the silver lining
Train yourself to look for the good in every bad situation. Look for opportunities to learn, connect, and grow, instead of focusing on the problem. Look for the silver lining!
  • Create a positive short-bio about yourself.
Your mind can really be hard on you, especially if you constantly think about your weaknesses and mistakes. To counter this, make a list of your positive virtues, skills and previous triumphs, and then keep this list with you. Every time you feel down, read the list and re-live those moments in your mind. It has the same effect listening to “We are the Champions”, or whatever your favorite inspirational song is.

Remember the saying, “If it’s not a happy ending, then it’s not the end,” this applies to all areas of life. Make this your go-to positive affirmation; repeat this to yourself every time you feel bogged down by the obstacles in your way.