We all have times where our current situation isn’t pleasant and no longer seems to be working. This could be a job where there’s no life balance, a marriage dynamic, or your current financial situation. If you recognize situations in your life that don’t seem to be working anymore, remember you have a choice and can always choose something different. Find a new job, go to marriage counseling, or find a financial planning coach. Whatever the situation, you can choose differently.
Changing situations can be difficult and take time. You also have another choice, to change your attitude. When life circumstances seem insurmountable you still can choose an outlook that serves you and your current experience. Many times we forget and get stuck in the heaviness of what is occurring. Life becomes difficult and we feel like Norm Peterson from Cheers when Woody asks him how’s it going. Norm replies, “It’s a dog eat dog world, Woody, and I’m wearing Milk Bone underwear”. It’s funny, but doesn’t help the situation.
You Always Have a Choice
Whether we know it or not, you’re always choosing. If you believe your current situation is the only option and you can’t see any other way, then it will have to play out. By staying in your current situation you are unconsciously agreeing to it. It always comes down to two choices, change your attitude or change your situation. There’s really nothing in between.
In the movie The Proposal, Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is a demanding Editor-in Chief at a prosperous New York publishing firm. Margaret is feared by her staff, she’s mean and at times down right scary. Margaret only has one dimension in life and it’s her job. She doesn’t have anything outside of work and expects others should do the same.
Margaret is so focused on her job, that she neglects to renew her work visa. Margaret’s supervisors inform her that she’s being deported back to Canada and it looks like she’ll no longer have a job. Margaret comes up with an idea that could keep her in the U.S. She pretends to be engaged to her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to overcome the immigration predicament. While this is a clever solution, the only way it will work is if attitudes change.
Andrew tries to resist Margaret’s demand that he marry her, but she threatens his career and forces him to acquiesce. He’s so afraid of Margaret that he’s willing to risk going to jail to preserve his upward motion at the firm. Andrew is not unlike most of us these days in various degrees. We keep working so hard because we’re certain if we don’t, we’ll lose our dream of improving our lives through a better job, more salary, etc.
Both Margaret and Andrew have made work their life. They like what they do, but may not be able to continue working together because of the current circumstances they face. In order to prove they are really a couple, Margaret returns with Andrew to his home in Alaska. Grandma Annie (Betty White) is turning 90 and the family is having a major party.
As Margaret and Andrew act like a couple they begin to change their attitudes. Margaret starts to see Andrew as a person and not a thing. She gets to know Andrew and discovers new attributes and characteristics about him. Her attitude changes, she becomes softer, and starts to enjoy his company.
Andrew has to stop seeing Margaret as such a horrible person. We get a sense of how he feels about her when Grandma Annie meets Margaret and asks, “Do you prefer Margaret or Satan’s Mistress”?
Margaret and Andrew lighten their attitudes about each other. A spark between them is ignited and the two begin to fall in love. Now this marriage strategy doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Because both were able to change their attitudes, it helped solve the problem of their work circumstances.
When you revise your outlook and change your attitude, typically your situation improves too. An optimistic attitude can be like blessings and prayers toward your current circumstances. See your attitude choices as sending blessings to your current situation. A good attitude can be a powerful prayer that has a tangible effect.
We’ve all been in situations where there was nothing we could do. We get stuck in a traffic jam, our flight is delayed, or the weather changed our plans. We could also find ourselves facing an illness, loss of a job, or any other major change. No matter how difficult the circumstances, you can change your attitude. If you don’t, you’ll just be miserable.
Life is always changing and in our modern times the pace seems to be increasing. Remember, when you choose an optimistic attitude, change won’t be as painful. You may even discover solutions that can assist you and others too.
The Steps To Energetically Benefit from This AP Session:
- If you haven’t done the Intention Session, then do this first and only once. Think of it as downloading an App on your smartphone. Once completed then you’re ready to benefit from any of our AP movies/TV shows.
- Rent and watch the entire movie: The Proposal
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