Former tennis-player, John McEnroe, was famous both for his skill, and his legendary temper tantrums. He became famous for the saying “you cannot be serious!” (He later claimed he only said it once).

His outbursts often resulted from the feeling that he was being wronged – whether or not it was actually the case. But it was so bad, that eventually earned the nickname “Superbrat.”

Would it surprise you to know McEnroe’s reaction was in all likelihood, biologically wired?


We do not get to choose our thoughts, yet we still try. There are plenty of things within and
outside our lives that we do not control or choose. Our minds and hearts have their needs,
and they need to be moved or nourished but only to an extent where it does not lead to our
emotional suffering.

You may begin to dwell on your disappointments or flaws, regardless of whether they are large or small. At that point, you may advance to think about your defeats, and that you’re not equipped to deal with progress.


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What if there was a way to expand your mind to see greater opportunities?

When people think of having a positive attitude, they tend to think of keeping a smile on their faces and thinking only positive thoughts. But it’s more than that.

Staying positive in the face of adversity, is a valuable skill. When things go well, it is easy to stay positive, but when everything seems like an uphill battle, it can be emotionally and physically draining, dampening one’s spirit and their efficiency.

If you add the Covid-19 factor in, staying positive can sometimes feel like an absolute struggle.