There are few, if any, times in our lives when everything—truly everything—is wrong. It is our mindset that may need adjusting. What we are in need of is an examination of our foundation—our hopes, dreams and the reality in which we live. Jesus advised us to count the cost to see if our goals are reachable and to see if we are able to complete our plans (Luke 14:28-32 Luke 14:28-32 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
29 Lest haply, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first, and consults whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?
32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace.
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When we face reality and add a dose of positive thinking, we will not be hindered with negative streams of thought. We will be realistic, but also optimistic. When optimism is built on a solid foundation of facts and guided with a positive outlook, then success is far more likely. Lots of things are right in your life; think on those things (Philippians 4:8 Philippians 4:8Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
American King James Version×). We can become crippled mentally if we let a negative mindset take over.