“Yes we can” not “no we can’t”
I am reminded that no one ever erected a monument to a critic but in a 24/7 news channel, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook world suddenly everyone can and does, express themselves and a lot of it is pretty dreary stuff.
We are better than that.
Finding fault is easy, fixing the biggest challenge the world has faced in the past 75 years is not.
So we should be emphasising the positive and looking for the good.
A formula for tipping the odds in our favour is…
- Set your goal
- Expect to succeed
- Define the actions needed
- Take action
No matter how badly we want something, nothing will happen unless we take action.
Expecting the best
Deciding “yes I can” actually changes the way the universe responds to you. Choosing to be the victor, not a victim actually changes the dynamics and sets us up, more readily, for success.
Henry Ford said, “if you think you can, you can, if you think you can’t, you can’t, whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.”
What are our greatest gifts?
- Being alive
- The health to light up the world
- To love and be loved.
- The gift of reasoning to be able to think and reason on the best way forward in our life
- To help others and in doing so, enrich our sense of self-worth
- The “Self-isolating” bonus
Is time with ourselves (and those we love) to slow the pace and strengthen our beliefs in what really matters to us. Self-isolating is liberating. It stills the chatter, if you want it to, and gives you back the two most precious gifts, time with you and time to employ yourself on that which matters to you.
There is more to life than increasing its speed. Self-isolation takes the foot off the accelerator and gives us back our lives.