Copyright © 2002 by Joe Freeman. All rights reserved.
What Do You Think?
Dr. Frank Crane said ‘Our best friends and our worst enemies are our own thoughts. A thought can do more good than a doctor or a banker or a faithful friend. It can also do more harm than a brick’. What do you think about all day? Do think about your past failures and think ‘if only I had done this’ or ‘if only I had done that’?
If you spend a great deal of time focusing on the bad things in your life, wishing things were different, when will you have time to make any changes? Yes – you must review what went wrong so that you can change the behavior or attitudes that contributed to that problem. But if you are thinking anything else, you are just day dreaming and making yourself feel worse.
William James said ‘The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind’. This means that in order to change your life for the better, you need change the attitude of your mind. When you change the attitude of your mind, you start to focus on the positives in your life. You begin looking for ways to improve your life and prevent some of the problems that you have been experiencing. But you can’t change anything if you are focused on the past.
Alter your ‘attitude of mind’ and then you can focus on changing your life.
- Joe Freeman
What ever you vividly imagine,
and enthusiastically act upon….
Must inevitably come to pass.
Paul Meyer - Founder, Success Motivation Institute
Do not frame your failures
and hang them the wall.
In every defeat,
look for a lesson.
Such as are your habitual thoughts,
such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The Web Sage