What mindset do you hold? What are your daily affirmations?
Before the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking became ill, he described his life as a ‘pointless existence’. He drank far too much and did very little in terms of work. It was after he discovered that he may only have a few years to live, that his outlook on life suddenly took on an urgency and a new meaning. In fact he was actually happier than he had ever been. He explained the paradox this way: ‘When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything that one does have.’ When you’re told that you only have a limited time left to live, it transforms your whole perspective on living. Things you overlook suddenly become meaningful: the laughter of children, a sunrise or sunset, the love of friends and family, or just a walk in the park. The most miserable people in the world are those who believe that life ‘owes them’. They’re never happy, because they never believe they get what they deserve’. So what was he saying? This: Instead of competing, comparing, and complaining, focus on the good things, enjoy them and develop an attitude of gratitude.
Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life… ❤️➕
I don’t know about you but I’m not one for making resolutions, but I am wanting to do more. I’m gearing myself up for some exciting adventures in 2016 and beyond. This quote from Anne Lamott an inspirational woman hit home.
“Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and younever got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart.
Don’t let this happen.”