Wednesday, March 11, 2009

These are the best days of your life...if only you treat them that way...

Malcolm Forbes

It's not the economy, it's not the environment, it's not the size of your 401k or who's in the White House that determines your success or failure...

It's what's in your head.

Once you've taken the step to accept responsibility for your attitude, you will feel liberated. It's easy these days to lament over the state of affairs out there...and some say it even gives you a temporary lift to commiserate about it. But be careful...

Your destiny isn't out's inside you.

You are your own economy...treat it that way. Work your life for you, and don't let external events throw you off the path you've chosen. It's on you to make it happen, and this is the best of circumstances...when you have chosen to be the master of your destiny obstacles seem trivial, external events happen and you take them in stride...and best of all...

your life takes on new has purpose generated by you.

So today, treat these days as the best days of your life...because that's the only way they can be.

It's been shown that people look back on the adverse times in their life with as much if not more fondness than the good times. Anybody can be happy in the good times, it takes a special individual to find themselves engaged and fulfilled in any environment...

Be that person.

For more on people finding happiness in adverse circumstances, check out Dan Gilbert's fascinating book .

Now go jump start your day.

1 comment:

  1. You are so right. It is easy to throw in the towel and let everything go. However, this is not the way to go, these times allow to really think outside the box and see what other paths we can take or change,etc. We make our moments, not what is going on around us. I think the key to any circumstance is how we react to it and how we choose our actions.