The truth is, what we focus on will expand. If our main focus is on how much more we have yet to achieve, we will come from a place of lack and continue to expand on that mindset. However, if we focus on all that we have accomplished, we will come from a place of abundance, and continue to build on that mindset.
If I am experiencing the world as a scary place and am caught up in feelings of insecurity, frustration, and hopelessness, that is a direct reflection of some fairly low quality thinking. If I am experiencing a world of possibility coupled with a general sense of well-being, that is a direct reflection of some fairly high quality thinking.
And while you may find comfort in the moment, the spiraling effect of this negativity and self-pity will result in a lens through which you start to view everything around you. Now imagine an alternative mindset and action plan that you commit to embracing that propels you forward and positions you as an example for others to follow.