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It Turns Out Opposites Don’t Attract

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Joe Kiedinger

You can’t be both anxious and peaceful at the same time.
You can’t be both furious and ecstatic at the same time.
You can’t be both frustrated and satisfied at the same time.

So, what’s it going to be?

The Law of Opposites tells us that two completely different things cannot exist at the same time in the same place. In other words, here in Green Bay at the Prophit Co. offices it cannot be both night and day at 9:00 am. Just as you can’t choose to turn left at your closest intersection and also turn right at the same time. They’re polar opposites. They can coexist. They just can’t coexist at the same time and place.

Knowing this, we can apply this law of science to our daily lives. Because of this law, by definition, we can choose our attitude and choose our mood. You have the power to feel awesome even if the world around you is in chaos. It’s a choice to participate or not.

Anxious that your last sales meeting fell flat and you won’t get a call back? Stop, pause and think. What, regarding that meeting, are you grateful for? It could lead to a huge project down the road when your potential client is truly ready to dive in. At the very least, it surely helped you forge new connections you never had before. And even if they never call back, what lesson did you learn to help you be a more effective sales person? You choose how to see it, nobody else does, which means you’re in total control!

Choose to practice gratitude and acceptance in the light of seemingly negative events and you’ll find you have the power to snuff out negativity—to stop it dead in its tracks. By tapping into the Law of Opposites you can drastically diminish personal stress. That’s powerful stuff.

JOE KIEDINGER

ACTION PLAN: You’re in charge of your thoughts and emotions. So, what are you going to choose? Our Becoming a Stress-Free Leader session will transform your life and the lives of others. It’s part of our Organizational Health offerings. If you’re done with that stressed-out feeling, let’s talk.