Continuing our metasophical theme from yesterday:
What if you are having trouble with this process?
What if what we said yesterday really resonates with you?
What if you are wired for all kinds of doom and gloom and doubting and fearful thoughts? What is freak-out is your natural state?
If you’re one of those types, then everything we said yesterday probably only made it WORSE.
We’re not gonna spend much time on this topic because EssaySnark is not PsychotherapySnark — we’re not exactly qualified to give you mental health counseling.
What we can offer is for you to take some time to listen.
If you already know that you’re predisposed to mental panic attacks, then you can skip to the next step. But if you’re not sure what the standard patterns are on the inside of you, then spend a day paying attention to how you react on the inside.
If what we wrote in yesterday’s post made you super uptight and nervous when you read it, then it’s likely you’re the type who is at risk for this create-your-own-failure scenario.
And if you’re inclined to those types of negative patterns of the mind, then you can do something about it!
There’s all sorts of mindfulness exercises out there these days. These are just tricks of the mind to help you nurture a positive state of awareness on the inside. See if you can find one. Read a book about the power of positive thinking. Maybe you can learn to meditate or something.
As goofy as it may sound, EssaySnark is a big believer that what’s going on on the inside of you will be reflected on the outside of you.
If you’re a doom-and-gloomer, then it’s much harder for the Universe to surprise you with joy and wonder.
If you’re actively seeking out the positive, then wow, life can be pretty amazing.
(And no, we do not believe that simply thinking positive thoughts will get you into bschool!!!! But…. we do have a suspicion that the opposite can keep you out.)
OK, off the soapbox, enough of the lecture. Sorry for the interruption, we’ll be moving back to our regularly scheduled snarkiness tomorrow.