I've been saying for years that life is 99% attitude. With the right attitude you can move mountains or travel into space. But with the wrong attitude you can't get out of bed. A sunny day which brings infinite possibilities or a dark day where there's no chance of anything going your way is just your outlook--how you choose to see things.
One of these outlooks has a much higher rate of things going your way.
So in the deep dark funk I was in, I knew the answer. Believing everything is going to be OK is a self-fulfilling prophecy. But it has to be organic. Knowing that you require a positive attitude and attaining it are two very different things.
It's been most of a year fighting depression and trying to set the stage for a good attitude, so it was quite a surprise when the "real me" woke up one morning and took stock of the situation.
I'm not in great health, but I'm debt free living in paradise with no bills or responsibilities. So my unshakable confidence turned out to be shakable. Oh well, I'm human. But it's back, because all the things that fed into my confidence are still there. My mind is still sharp and my life is set to revolve around my animals. I can work anywhere as long as I have an Internet connection.
Now I have something resembling the attitude I've been trying to achieve, things that were insurmountable obstacles are now 20 minute phone calls. Anything is possible again. Getting divorced after 16 years of marriage is as hard as it sounds, but the rest is basically paperwork.
My good attitude is going to take some dings over the next couple months. But it's hopefully here to stay for a while. I'm going to get a few consulting clients with my web site like hiremarkwing.com. Part time with no bills is going to have more money in my pocket than a large empire making big bucks.
Life is attitude. Things are good. It's weird being single.