What you focus on expands; thoughts held in mind attract in kind and every thought has emotional consequences. When you wallow in the downside, your energy gets sapped and your creativity weakens. Walk on the sunny side of the street and your step quickens and your spirit rises.
In ways large and small, we daily carve out our destiny. Often it is the steady accumulation of the small that have the greatest impact, perhaps even by far the most in that they herd us toward the large, making certain outcomes all the more likely. It’s your one and only life; pay attention. Are your thoughts taking you where you want to go?
“Think you can, think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford, 1863-1947
“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda, 1925-1998
“He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief which he purposes to remove.” – Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier
PS: I highly recommend “Learned Optimism” for anyone who wants to re-orient their thought process