Well, well, well, well … let’s look at what really works if we want our lives to work. Jeremy queries into something that many fall into – the idea of positive thinking (see below)
Hey Mr. White,
Why do you always say that we have to look at the mess if we’re going to clean up our lives? I read a lot of motivational books that say that we must think positively. That seems to be the opposite.
Any ideas? Jeremy
Ps. I have one friend who thinks you’re insane. My brother thinks you’re brilliant. I don’t know what to think.
I don’t believe in positive thinking. I don’t believe in negative thinking. I believe in “real thinking.” Be real Jeremy. That means to anticipate trouble so when it comes, you are ready to take it on and win.
Life, to be successful, requires “failing” your way to success. No one walks the path of life without zigzagging, Jeremy. Evolution depends on the zigs and the zags so that we may grow. The zigs and the zags are the messes we make. Those are our failures. No one can avoid them. A baby doesn’t walk on his first try. A superb professional baseball player is striking out far, far more than he is hitting home runs.
No excuses. No blaming others. No whining, “poor me,” Jeremy … If you are to blossom and be all that you are meant to be, then you must look at the many zigs and the many zags you’ve experienced in your life, and notice the consequences you got. And clean it up!
That’s real thinking, Jeremy. And it is an absolute optimistic and a most creative way to look at your life. That’s how you develop strong wings and soar to new heights.
Blessings to You Jeremy, Rob
What’s a zig-zag that you are still stuck with?
What bad habit continues to grip you?
That right there is a great start to new growth.
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
PS A viewpoint of accountability is looking at the mess so you can clean it up. That viewpoint guarantees a life worth living. Try it, you’ll like it.