“It is important to fill our minds with positive thoughts and possibilities. It is good practice to listen to those who can inspire and motivate us to move forward and make our lives the way we want them to be. We can read, listen to audio, spend time with positive mentors and others who help us in our positive pursuits.
We need to celebrate more, enjoy and delight, feel grateful most of the time. Never let anything stop us from legitimately making our dreams a reality. Persist and keep going. We only fail when we stop attempting. Here’s some food for thought for your daily nutrition.
Michael Jordan points out, ‘I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.’
Considered one of the all time greats in basketball he states he succeeded because he failed over and over. Michael did not give up.
Failure is an important part of succeeding. It teaches us what we need to do. It shows us when we are aimed in the wrong direction. It allows us to stop and start again with new useful information. Don’t fear failure but embrace it. Accept that it is feedback for us to actually move forward.
Ellen DeGeneres states, ‘When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.’
We have to face our fears and keep on moving. One of the great military generals of the U.S. shared what to do about fears we encounter. George S. Patton stated ‘ The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!’ He points out that we will have fears but we should not be a victim of them.
There will always be people who think we are fanciful. There will be those who say no to us. We can not let nay sayers prevent us from being who we are and accomplishing what we want to accomplish. ‘I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself,’ said Albert Einstein. Don’t let people rain on your parade. You can be respectful and move forward anyway.
Jack Canfield,the author of ‘Chicken Soup of The Soul’ series gives this powerful advice. ‘Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.’
In order for your life to change you have to change some things. You will miss out if you don’t ever try So don’t worry about failing. Be worried about not ever attempting to do anything!
For most people it is small changes made at the right time and consistently applied that gives them the most leverage. Thinking better, feeling better, acting with passion are things we can begin to do today to make our lives measurably better. One of the most potent formulas for instantaneous change is: Fill your mind and being with gratitude!
Celebrate everything you have, the abilities you have no matter how small; seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, feeling, walking, reading, writing. Celebrate the people in your life you love, family, friends, and others. Celebrate anything and everything. Fill your mind with thankfulness and your life begins to immediately transform.
You attract what you think and feel most of through the day. When you feel alive, passionate, joyful, happy, thankful you attract more of the same! You attract whatever you predominantly think about.
So today make it a point to begin feeling and thinking happy thoughts filled with appreciation. Remember, it is important to feel good, as best you can and you will get more good feelings. Birds of a feather flock together.
For those who feel really down, the goal is to begin to feel a little bit better. Move incrementally, take baby steps toward feeling more positive by finding those elements and people and situations in your life, present and past that you are glad about.
Remember all that you feel thankful about and remember all the reasons WHY you are grateful. You will change. You will begin to change. Make it a daily practice. Write them down, think about them any moment you feel less than glorious. Fill yourself with gratefulness!
If you are feeling down change your thinking to ANYTHING else that you are grateful about. Recount your blessings and consider WHY you are blessed. In a few seconds, less than 20 seconds, your mind and being can begin to shift. Stay with it. Do it for a minute or more. As you do it and feel the shift you will want to stay with it.
It doesn’t take much to make the shift happen. Bathe yourself in gratitude and well being. Linger in the better feelings and as you do you continue to attract much more. Can you spend at least 5 minutes morning and night? When you do great things can begin to happen. Make it a habit and overall your life will wonderfully improve.
ANYTIME, really ANYTIME you catch yourself feeling less than glorious or negative, STOP, notice it, take a deep breath, let it out slowly and begin to look for things in your life you are grateful for. You only miss out if you don’t ever do it. So do it today and transform your being and your life.” Rex Sikes
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