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
Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.
~ James Todd Smith
This blog is two folds.
I’ve like to thank Tikeetha T for her blog yesterday in which she shared her goals as well as encouraged other to pursue theirs.
This is also my contribution to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth. Debbie, thank you and I am so grateful the opportunity to contribute to your blog.
I have always prided myself on running full steam ahead. Set my sails, catch the wind and sail into the direction of my goals because I truly believe that we were all sent here for a purpose, you know this! I’ve preached this over and over. Our purpose is so significant there would a void in the Universe if we didn’t exist. I genuinely believe in the unique gifts we are each born with.