I have a friend who tells me how his two kids have completely opposite view points on life.
He describes it this way;
My son is focused on the here and now – no interest in the possibility of what might be – just immediate reactions to perceived realities.
While my daughter looks for the positive in absolutely everything.
If something goes wrong or isn’t quite what she wished for – then my daughter believes reality clearly needs a good kick up the backside to get it back on track.
So – on Christmas morning – if my son and daughter both woke up to find a stocking full of HORSE MANURE at the bottom of their beds – then;
My little boy would lock himself in his room for the rest of the day screaming that no one cared
While my little girl would be searching diligently for her NEW PONY – because it quite clearly must have been here earlier – and simply wandered off.
Moral of the story?
Whatever life throws at you next year
How are you going to React, Think, Change, Grow?
Success tends to make itself known to the person who has prepared themselves to receive it – that’s why lottery winners can lose all their millions in a matter of months and have to go back to being poor. Whereas people who worked to earn their fortune – but lose it – have the experience to earn another million – and so can go and get rich again.
Jim Rohn always used to tell audiences “You can’t get rich by demand”
No one can simply sit around and do nothing and expect success and riches just to fall into their lap – you have to learn how to deliver value and trust – and then charge accordingly for both.
Anyway – please don’t give your children horse manure for Christmas (it’s only an analogy) – but to bring us back once again to the subject of recognising opportunity and approaching life with the appropriate level of positivity – I’ll leave you with this quote from the great Henry Ford;
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re probably right”
Until next time, may I take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and a fabulous New Year – and many thanks for all your support, comments and feedback throughout the year.
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