When my children were young and if they complained about having to go some place or do something they didn’t want to do, I would say, “Oh today is opposite day, and now we are going to do whatever is opposite of what you are complaining about!” My children would whine and say that they did not like opposite day.
When I catch myself complaining, being negative or having self-doubt, I remind myself of the opposite day game that I played with my children and I can’t help but laugh because it brings back memories of when my children were young. I recently read the following and was reminded of the power of words, thoughts and actions.
watch your thoughts, for they become words
watch your words, for they become actions
watch your actions, for they become habits
watch your habits, for they become character
watch you character, for it becomes destiny