I can make my 2018 anything I want it to be. I can decide how my year, my life and my world are.
If I work at it, I can create my world any way I want it to be.
I can practice gratitude and create a world where I wake up happy to the point where I’m almost dancing as I walk. I can work hard at my job and create a world where I’m solving problems that I never thought I could. I can turn scary things into beautiful learning. I can think of exactly who I want to be and work towards being that. It’s my own world and I can do whatever I want.
I can’t control what other people do or what happens in the outside world. But I can control how I let it affect my own world.
When bad things happen in the outside world, I don’t need to immediately react and internalize those bad things into my own world. I can wait a moment. I can imagine that a ship is coming from the outside world, and that ship is about to land on my own private, beautiful world. That ship is bringing news to me, and it’s never good news. It could be news that there was a terrorist attack, or my boyfriend cheated, or my friend gossiped about me. It could be that I was fired or late. Yet when that news arrives, when the ship lands, I can choose how it’s going to be taken in my world. My world has its own meaning and interpretation.
I can choose what it means to me and how it will affect my own world. Maybe on the outside world it caused chaos, maybe it was awful to everyone who is there. But I’m here.
I’m in my own world and I can decide how (or if) my world is shaped by this news.