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A pessimist sees the difficult in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty Winston Churchill
I saw this quote pop up on my time line from Mind Movies (4 years ago) ... so I felt inspired to write about it.
Which are you? How productive is it to be a pessimist? Some people claim to be "realist" and pessimism is not in their vocabulary. How true is that? Although realism has its place.. I think it's just an excuse to have a lazy mind. Success isn't born out of pessimism and a negative point of view. Do yourself a favor and take your mind off of auto pilot and deliberately take charge of it. Your mind is very obedient and will only go where you tell it to.
Your mind will only consume what you are feeding it. Stop feeding it junk food by listening to others who have failed at their dreams and are just living to make excuses. Feed it the healthy stuff and listen primarily to those who have made it... or making it... and taking as lessons the people who did not succeed. The people who failed have something important to teach as well. Just don't base your success on their opinions.. because the truth is everyone is different and the universe responds differently to each one of us.
When you need an A in a class to graduate, are you going to put all the weight in an opinion of someone who received mostly C's, D's and F's and are OK with continuing to receive bad grades...?? Because that's the "realism" of their life? It's OK to fail... it's not ok to make failure a way of life then bitch because you aren't where you want to be in your life... Don't make life harder than it needs to be... and stop feeding your mind junk food if you want something different than what you are getting. Got it?
Everything perfect for you? GREAT! Keep doing what you're doing. If it's perfect then you have nothing to bitch about, right? If not then start with ONE thing to push you towards your end goal. Just ONE thing.. take ONE action that will move you closer.
You may ask, what action? It can be as simple as clearing out one side of your closet if you want a partner in your life. Why do this? Because if you had a partner you would have to let them have half of the wardrobe for their clothes. Doing this one simple thing sends a very powerful message to your subconscious and to the Universe. Don't live your life contradicting what it is that you really want. Your subconsicious mind picks up on a lot more than you will ever realize.
Want to travel? But have no money to travel? Your 1st step can be to keep a spreadsheet of the things you want to do when you take your dream vacation. It can be checking flights everyday or checking hotel costs. It can be talking to people who have already been there. You can join groups online or search for information on the local customs, etc. Do you understand that these small actions will lead you even closer to your end goal. But you must take action, no matter what that action may be. The only thing is that the action must be propelling you forward, not backwards. Do you think talking negatively to a friend about all the reasons you CAN'T do something are moving you forward? I'm afraid not, it's only pushing you even further away.
"Mile by mile it's a trial; yard by yard it's hard; but inch by inch it's a cinch."
Again, I beg of you...control your mind or your mind will control you.
Please don't make life harder than it needs to be. You'll be amazed what you are capable of when you decide to take control of your life and not life take control of you! One idea, one thought, one action can change your life Forever! EVERY spare second is an opportunity for a new life.
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Now that we got that out of the way, I urge you to listen to this speech by speaker Les Brown.... You have more control over your life than you think I realize. The choice is yours.
If you have Chromecast, I suggest watching it on there. He will open your mind to the infinite possibilites waiting for you on the other side. But it's up to you to open the door and receive them.