An empty bag blows in the wind. Is it a metaphor for empty dreams being blown away, or hope being enlightened and freed? It’s a matter of perception and perspective.
Everyone controls the shape of their destiny by the thoughts they have and the actions they commit. It’s not until you interpret your thoughts and put thought to action that you direct your life. Thus, your interpretation becomes your perception, which leads to your perspective. Again, it’s the mindset you possess at the initial state of perception that leads to your action.
So, when you perceive yourself to be in difficult situations, focus on the good that could be within them. If you do two things will occur. First, your mind will expand on seeking a solution to the situation and it won’t be encumbered by negativity; that which the mind focuses on expands. Two, you’ll reduce the level of stress that might otherwise cloud your thoughts and permeate your body (stress kills).
The point is, be it in what you consider to be a negotiation (you’re always negotiating) or any aspect of your life, the more positive you are, the more positive your life will be. Even if you don’t believe this premise, try adopting it.
For the next 24 hours view everything that happens to you as being positive. Again, even if it could be perceived as being negative, seriously focus on what good is in it. After 24 hours, take note of how you felt during that time. Don’t cheat by focusing on negativity. If you do, you’ll only be depriving yourself of a tool that could be life-changing. When you find this to be successful, you will have discovered a new sense of being within yourself … and everything will be right with the world.
Remember, you’re always negotiating!