Wednesday, September 24, 2008
when youíre positive and positive because youíre taking action, then youíre also positive that the changes will come. Knowing that the changes will come and that theyíre a result of your actions today makes you happy today. Then you donít have to wait for the changes to be happy; you can enjoy the process.
Remember, happiness is a journey, not a desti≠nation. Being positive and having a positive atti≠tude allows you to enjoy the journey. Then you donít focus only on the changes you want. You can focus on life itself.
When youíre negative and feel no power over the changes you want, your mind focuses on them, and the negative self-talk clutters your mind. It clouds your vision, and you no longer see the things in life you can enjoy. Simple pleasures pass you right by.
When youíre positive, youíre confident and you donít obsess on the changes you want. This frees your mind to see the world again. All of a sudden the colors are brighter, the flowers smell sweeter and the simple pleasures of life return. You notice the sunset and smile.
This makes you feel better and better, and you enjoy the day. This enjoyment of life and the sim≠ple daily pleasures will increase your positive think≠ing. Every increase in positive thinking makes you more and more powerful. The more powerful you are, the more self-control you have, the more action you will take and the more changes and results you will realize.
Where does all this power come from, and where has it been all the time? The power is in each of us, and it has always been there. The thing you should be doing now is harnessing the power you have to effect positive changes in your life and be happy every day. The power of positive thinking
So start making the transition in your thinking!
If you've started out in pursuit of your goal
If you've really tried with your heart and your soul,
But somehow things got out of control..
When you've tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you didn't do good---
When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way
And you fought to win a victory each day.
But one more time you went astray---
When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true
And do the things that you know you should do,
But once again you failed to come through---
When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong---
When you've told your friends what you planned to do
And trusted them to help you through
But soon discovered it's up to you---
When you know you must be physically fit,
But your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit
That's not the time for you to quit---
When the week seems long and successes few
And at weigh-in time you're feeling blue,
Remember tomorrow is just for you---
To start again means a victory's been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it can be done
So don't just sit there---
Between you and me, you know a lot of the things you should do to make your life better. If you can pretend you donít know, then youíre not responsible for the mistakes you make. Then you can continue. It sure does make things easier if you donít know. I mean, if you really donít know you should exercise, then you donít have to. If you know you should and youíre not, then certain issues regarding your health are your fault.
Itís a great thing not to know, isnít it? But just between you and me, you do know a lot of the things you should be doing, donít you? Thatís what I thought. Thatís great; I donít care about the past. I donít care why youíve been pretending not to know and pretending you canít do anything about many of the things that could improve the quality of your life. The past is the past. Nothing either one of us can do about it at this point. But Iím involved now, and I have no intention of letting you get away with that anymore either!
The past cannot be changed, the future is still in your power.
Today is today, and today is the day to start telling yourself the truth even if it cuts you to the quick, and start doing the things you know you should. But letís have an honest relationship, and itís time for you to be completely honest. The biggest obstacle in your life has been you. Once you get rid of the lies, excuses, fears, complaints and all the other reasons you hold yourself back, thereís nothing but action and results ahead.