Moments of Victory: How to Use Positive Memories to Dispel Your Dark Clouds
He said that he been involved in putting on a lot of sales motivational meetings in the past and had a partner that was full on as a motivational speaker. He said they both had been watching Metal Motivation for three months and both agreed that it was the best thing they’d seen in a long time.
We spoke for a half hour or so, and he talked at length about all the great things he saw in what I was doing. It was both humbling and kick ass. That type of feedback from industry professionals is cool to hear.
Moment of Victory
In all honesty, I needed his encouragement. At the time, I was contending with some personal situations which had left me in a bit of a funk, but that conversation blasted the blanket of negativity off of me as I was reminded that I had given myself plenty of reasons to feel good.
The next day, I had to deal with some of the personal items again, and unbeknownst to me, I was slowly slipping back into that funk. Even though that negative feeling had been on me for a good part of the day, it was on my way to my local hang out that I finally acknowledged it.
No sooner did I recognize the creeping dark cloud that I remembered the conversation from the night before. Once again, that funk was instantly lifted off of me as my mind was absorbed in that little victory from the previous day.
Using Positive Memories
I was doing something that I hadn’t done in a while. I was using “moments of victory” as reminders of the reason why I should always be optimistic and aggressive.
I reminded myself that because of my planning and hard work, I had created something bigger than myself—something that was changing people’s lives for the better.
And because of my personal commitment to Metal Motivation, I’ve had hundreds of victory moments that I could draw from. Whenever I need them, those positive memories are there for me to use to dispel the darkness.
I just meditate on them and my mind does the rest. I prefer this to simply “positive affirmations”, because affirmations can sometimes be an exercise in blowing sunshine up your ass when you don’t necessarily deserve it. I find it’s better to use past victories as ways to reinforce your confidence and positive attitude.
Do you have some “moments of victory?” Tell me about one of them in the comments below. Give me the reason you have a right to feel like a bad ass!
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