“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas A. Edison
Daily Nugget of Gold 1122
A while ago a newer expression was popular in political circles to characterize any particular topic in a way that it put the subject in a more favorable light with the public. “Spin” or “Spinning” the truth what people called it. As there are different ways of expressing the same truth- no matter what the real truth is- there are bound to be ways to talk about nearly every subject in a way that it benefits the particular politician or political party- and this was nothing new in politics except that we called it something different. A popular cable news show then created what was called “The No-Spin Zone” as a marketing gimmick. Their own “spin” was that spinning wouldn’t be allowed there. Is it? Well, you decide on that.
At this point you might wonder why we bring this up. It seems to be generally accepted by the most successful among us that our thoughts create the world we live in, and the truth can be arrived at from many points of view. Much like the center of town can be arrived at from multiple points on a map- we can decide to see the truth in such a way as to achieve the best results with The Law of Attraction. Okay, so you already know about the glass being either half full or half empty, right? What about some other key things we can do to frame our reality in such a way as to give ourselves the best chance of a positive outcome?
“Wouldn’t it be great if…” is one such power phrase. “Since there are always blessings hidden in every hardship, what are some of the ones I can find in this one?” “What can I learn from this situation that will enrich myself going forward?” or “Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.” You probably could come up with dozens more- but you get the idea. The situation we are dealing with is no different, but the attitude we approach it from is. Are we lying to ourselves that some bad situation isn’t so bad? Some people would surely say we are, but that’s their point of view- and as such, we don’t have to agree, do we?
If we aren’t actively involved in giving the best opportunity to ourselves to succeed, the chances are that we’ll adopt by default the negative views of those of us around us. It just works that way. You know, “birds of a feather flock together” and all. Most Moms are very wary about who we would hang around with for that reason. Let’s keep our thoughts from hanging around with negative types, shall we?
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“How do I stay more focused on the positive aspects of every situation I am involved with?”
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