Sh*t happens, right? What do you do when it happens? How do you react to that so you won’t lose your mind every time when it happens? What is your default mode?
This default mode is something I’ve heard from Gary Vaynerchuk and it refers to where your mind goes when things get rough. If your mind goes to creating even more frustration by bringing into your attention some additional sh*t, then it might not be so helpful.
The Positive Default Mode
This refers to having a positive place in your head where you go whenever life throws lemons at you. My positive place is my health and my family. Whenever something bad happens, my mind goes by default to “Thanks God me and my wife are OK!” or “Thanks God it’s not worse!” and it automatically searches for solutions or ways to overcome that.
I must admit that this default mode wasn’t there a few years ago. It took lots of effort to get here, but the benefits are huge compared to going to some dark places from my mind.
Search for positivity when sh*t happens
This is something we hear over and over again and we know it’s not something doable every time. The good thing is that in time, it gets easier, it becomes the default mode, and when that happens, you become unbreakable! Do not underestimate the power of positive thinking because it makes life better by not allowing you to spiral down into negativity.
Don’t underestimate the impact!
Of course, balance it is required. The default mode doesn’t stop you to see the bad situation, it only stops your mind from making things worse, which happens more often that we’d like to admit. It’s tough to control your thoughts? Sure it is! Does it have to stay tough? Hell NO!
How does your default mode look like?