Mithridate MITH-ri-deyt, noun: A confection believed to contain an antidote to every poison.
What if I told you that contained within you was an amazing super power? What if everything in your world could change for the better, not tomorrow, but this very instant? You only had the knowledge to tap into this remarkable strength and turn you life around. Would you believe me?
Well, you don’t have to believe me, but it’s true. It’s inside each and every one of us. It’s the power to choose. Choice is like an antidote for every mental poison out there. Your ability to actually decide your reactions, pro-actions, and direction has been inside you all this time.
Where do you want to go? Decide to go there. Where do you want to live? See yourself living there. What do you want to do with your life? Start doing it! Having a bad day? Decide right now that you’re too good to be having bad days ever again, and start having a better day right now.
I used to live life like I was going down a tunnel backwards. I would look at where I came from and ask why? Why didn’t I do this or that? Why did I do that!? I was consumed by my regrets. Then one day I made the decision to turn around. I looked down that tunnel into the future. It was bright. So bright, in fact, that I couldn’t see anything. I could only imagine what it would look like, and you know what happened? It was remarkably close to how I imagined it.
Nothing can bring you down unless you let it. Life can be pretty hard on us some times. I know this only too well. I’ve been there. But, even when you’re at your darkest moments, you still have a super power inside you. You can still choose to be happy; maybe not about the situation, but about whatever you can lock your sights onto; what brings you joy. That positive perspective is all you need to refocus on what you can do rather than the current difficulty.
Once you have a direction that will turn your life around, never look back. Why would you? Choose today, no – right now, to lock onto the target of your dreams. Then make them your reality.