As my last post stated staying as positive as possible, even when it is a really trying time will definitely be a blessing that was in disguise ! My friend Vanja the MMA fighter and I continue to share many more conversations that are all driven through positivity. Through all these talks both our lives has gone no where else but upward !
We have these talks each and every week, with the outcome our thoughts feeding of of the positivity the other person talks about….this is flat out cool ! ! ! So to tie a little more about positive thinking to fishing, a great example is from observations I have seen on the water. Two guys were in a boat not too far from where I was fishing, laughing and having a blast. The out of no where the negativity reaped it’s ugly face, an argument over someone dropping something in the boat, escalated to yelling, which escalated to even louder yelling. Before I could even blink these two were ready to go at right there on the water, somehow the show was over and their boat went quite….what happened next could not be avoided, they were both getting frustrated with themselves.
They could no longer do anything right, one guy got his line all tangled up the other guy banged his leg trying to balance himself, all the chemistry in the boat was completely gone. This was all in due to something having been dropped in the boat, sure it’s disruptive but in the end will really not impact fishing so they should have left well enough alone.
All I can say is negativity spreads “BIG TIME”, I have done nothing but focus all my efforts on moving myself away from it, especially when fishing because it is something I love to do, look forward to doing it after a busy work week and in all honestly make all efforts to not let anything ruin my outings.
Keep those thoughts as positive as possible, because in the end if you are out fishing with any negativity you will catch “SQUAT”…
The AMFisH guy…
So much to talk about when it comes to positivity and how it really affects us in life, so I figure I will share a quick story about “positive thinking chats” I have had many of with a close friend I currently work with.
His name is Vanja Vojvodic and he is a professional MMA fighter out of Toronto(visit his site for more on positive thinking, he has some really good posts www.vanjavojvodic.com), who is nicknamed “honey badger” because he is absolutely ferocious in the octagon. Well while working with him for the past several years, we have shared some pretty intense conversations about “positive thinking” and how it really affects us in life.
Well I can assure you positive thoughts will take you a very long way, you just need to learn how to block out of quite frankly walk away from the negativity we face each day. Applying this same positive thinking while fishing will in fact has the same positive affect !
If a fishing day starts with any form of negativity(applies to anything really) it will completely impact that day on the water. Thoughts of not catching fish will drown your mind frustrating you to such a level where your concentration is completely destroyed.
So the trick is to find those positive thoughts and drown yourself with them ! Once these thoughts take over you will not only be focused for whatever the day throws at you on the water.
Yes there is always the “easier said then done” attitude we can all take but I look at it more like “it is easier done then said”, why because it is a complete and utter waste of time to focus on the negative, it drags you down and in most cases is caused by things that are completely out of our control.
Make every effort to brush away anything that is negative related, example sleeping in on a fishing day, getting to the boat launch to find too many boats lined up to launch, getting a bird nest(professional overrun as they call it in the U.S.) on the first cast, “SHIT WILL HAPPEN” get over it and move on !
The AMFisH guy…