Could the stories we tell ourselves about our experiences matter more than the experiences themselves? It seems all we need is a little perspective and mindset shift to make the most of life. Here's an incredible story of how one man did exactly that.
Here is a question for you – What event or incident, that you initially thought was trivial, had a momentous impact on your life? Could there be real power in the little things?
When you end up in a place you didn't intend, do you get down on yourself and lament where you should be instead? Here's a beautiful story of how you, too, can always hit bullseye. And your life will blossom as you do so.
How many people do we run across that we cavalierly ignore? Janitors? Waitresses? Cab drivers? Bell hops? Lawn care workers? Each of these is a human being with their own cares and dreams. So, what happened with this particular telemarketer, and what do we have to learn from it?
We try to do it again and again, but you cannot solve an internal problem with an external action. So how can we learn to make peace with our circumstances and change our own lives?
What are you missing about other people?What you notice about others may say more about you than the person you are observing.
Can you recall a time when there was nothing bothering you? When we are aware of our "mental chatter," we can take the steps to stop it and live happier lives. Here's how.
Think of your life as one long journey. You are born and, one day, you will die. In between, there are lots of smaller journeys that you take, and each is a diversion. What can happen if you ask yourself, “Is this a journey I want to take? Does it take me to a place where I want to spend time?”
As we go through life, we quickly discover that our actions are the only thing within our control. Random events casually derail our carefully laid plans. Read on to discover how we can be happy AND achieve our goals by focusing on the process, NOT the outcome.
We have enough "clever minds". We need more "good hearts." The latter is more likely to make a lasting change in the world view of the donor that has a ripple effect on both the individual and society. You help because you can. The helping is its own reward. Any expectation detracts from the value of what you do. In this coming year do write out checks to worthy causes. But do, also, personally engage in some act of service. The life you change will be your own. Be a ‘good heart’. Not a ‘clever mind’.
Can you like arugula more than chocolate and a ten-mile run more than watching the latest Netflix thriller? There is much in your life that you now like and once hated. Most persons dislike coffee or single malt whiskey the first time they taste it. Ditto cigarettes and dark chocolate and wine. The liking comes later. So, if you want to train yourself to like – or even love – something that you currently don’t, here is how to go about it.
You’re not alone in caring.
There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.