Choose Your Attitude and Expand Your Thinking
by Adam Thomas
I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me start reflecting over how I've spent my time on this whirling orb.
As I think back I realize how hard it is to view the world through the eyes of my childhood.
As children every day is filled with awe and wonder. A child's mind is still filled with the idea that anything and everything is possible.
They haven't begun building the mental walls yet. They haven't learned to worry what others think.
Watch a child learning to walk and it's amazing. No matter how many times they fall down, they hop back up because they instinctively know that eventually they'll be able to walk.
They don't have to worry what others think. They have no need to put up a front.
They are who they are. No guile, no deceit.
They still see the world as infinite, no limits in site.
But somewhere along the line they learn to be practical. Their creativity becomes stifled over time, as the world teaches them to fit in.
Eventually they don't bounce back as fast when they fail.
Having fun is no longer the goal. Learning and growing are now a chore.
Goals are no longer lofty. Goals are now set within the confines of their more limited view of life.
It doesn't have to be like that. You and I can tear down those walls that are closing in and start fresh.
It's time to bring back that sense of joy and wonder.
When you're setting your goals for the New Year, think like a child.
Expand your thinking.
Set your goals as if anything is possible.
If you get knocked back down along the way, hop back up.
Don't worry about what "they" think. It's your goal and you can achieve it.
View the world through the wonder struck eyes of a child.
Make every day your own fun filled quest.
In the words of Napoleon Hill, "If you can conceive it, you can achieve it."
I know you can do great things.
Cultivate A Positive Attitude
Having a positive attitude is one of the greatest blessings in life and
cultivating one is the best service we can do to ourselves.
A "Potential" New Year's Resolution
The moment we are born, we each have in our possession the most amazing gift! It is the gift of pure untapped potential, unique and different for each of us.
Into the New Year 2004: Some Thoughts
Life is much more than the material gain and comfort. We are tempted to enjoy our life to the fullest extent
possible, taking into consideration what we can do materially. If material
gain is not intended for a greater purpose, that gain will not be of any use
What is a Life Purpose
Discovering one’s life purpose
is like cutting a diamond. Every gem quality diamond has within it a
ready-made design, waiting to be discovered. So do you. The secret is to
discover and actualize your unique pattern.