Over the weekend, my fiance went to her parents. I stayed home since most of the things she was doing did not involve me. I had a friend come over and we ended up imbibing a wee bit of alcohol.
What amazed me was how incredibly negative I felt for the rest of the weekend. I sat there in my hungover stupor and decided that I was failing at life, that I was never going to make a business that worked, and that I suck in general. Great way to spend the weekend.
I must admit that I do not drink very much, and after this experience, I remember why. What was really interesting to me though was what I did about it. Every put-down I could come up with, I instantly started arguing with myself for why it wasn’t true. Every insult I hurled at my life, I would prove to myself that it was false.
Why is this significant? I have conditioned myself to think positively. I have conditioned myself to move forward. Most importantly, I have conditioned myself to attack complaints.
So it took some time for the alcohol to get out of me. But I came out of my haze being more positive of what I was going to do. I have created a set of habits that I can now rely upon to get me where I want to go. It is amazing what can be done with a purpose driven life.