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It was pitch-dark when I entered my room. I searched for the light switch and flipped it; instantly, my room became bright. No surprise there as electricity was present in the wires; what was needed was a flip of the switch for the light bulbs to light up.
Similarly, possibilities have always been available in abundance in our surroundings. We just need to flip our mental switch towards positivity. I have been approached many times by people in search of jobs. They come with their mental switches still unflipped, so they only see ''darkness'' in the job market. Oftentimes, they themselves are not sure of themselves and do not believe in their own abilities. If that is the case, how can they expect other people to believe in their capabilities and potential?
When you read or listen to positive messages and network only among a positive circle of people, your mind becomes magnetised with positive thoughts which are stored as positive energy. During challenging times, you just need to flip the switch to harness the positive energy which will help you face or overcome uphill tasks or crunch times in your personal and professional life.
To be successful, you must protect the contents of your mind. You have to put safeguards around it. Remember, thinking affects character, character affects performance, performance affects life.
Starting today, push yourself to only see the positive in every failure or mistake of your life. Take a constant dosage of positive messages to condition your mind.
If you are currently feeling down and having negative vibes about your relations (personal or professional) and other aspects of your life, I urge you to flip that switch so that darkness is transformed into a ray of hope.
• Treat failures as opportunities to improve, explore and excel
• Read/listen to positive messages, interact with positive people
• Believe in your own abilities and skills for others to believe in you
Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company