The mind that is upset by confused circumstances will lose ground and fail, but the mind that continues calmly in harmony with everything, no matter what the circumstances may be, will master every occasion and steadily rise in the scale. He will continue to make real the ideal because he is living in that harmonious state of being where the ideal and the real are harmoniously blended into one. To promote the highest and most perfect state of continuous harmony we must learn to meet those persons, things and events, with which we come in daily contact, in the right mental attitude. The result of such an attitude is determined directly by the nature of our own attitude of mind, and as we can express ourselves through any attitude we desire, it is in our power either to spoil the most promising prospects or convert the most unpromising conditions into the greatest success. We should train ourselves to meet everything in that attitude of mind that expects all things to work out right. When we deeply and continually expect all things to work out right we relate ourselves more perfectly with that with which we come in contact; we take things, so to speak, the way they ought to be taken, and we thereby promote harmony and cooperation among all things concerned.
~Christian D. Larson
Most people feel helpless as if they have no control of their life. In truth, you have more control over your world than you think. It has been said that “luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparedness.” Imagine two men walking down the street on a windy day. A piece of paper blows along the sidewalk in front of one man, then the other. The first man ignores the litter, keeping his eyes on the block up ahead. The second man peers at the scrap realize it’s a $20 bill and picks it up.
Is that person luckier?
No. The same opportunity crossed the path of both men, but only one of them was prepared to act.
When it comes to financial matters, it’s important to keep your eyes and ears open and to know where you are. Only then will you spot opportunity when it crosses your path.
“Setbacks are not important as long as the general movement of our lives is upward. If we worry too much about setbacks they can be a real hindrance. The tide goes back a little but not to its old mark. Then it comes again and this time it moves higher than ever.” ~Emmet Fox
“The results of many years of general negative thinking are seldom corrected in a few days. No one who goes upon a new physical diet or medical regimen expects to reap the advantages in so short a time. You must keep up the new way of thinking and refuse to be discouraged by seeming failures at first.” ~Emmet Fox
“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer: no disease that love will not heal: no door that enough love will not open…It makes no difference how deep set the trouble: how hopeless the outlook: how muddled the tangle: how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world…” ~ Emmet Fox
“Love is the motive power in Mind, and it is the quality of Love in Mind that leads it to seek for fuller expression, for love always must be expressed. What we call Service is really Love in action.