A little boy called Andy was asked to audition with his classmates for a part in the school play. His mother knew that he had his heart set on being in the play and she was worried about how he would react if he wasn’t chosen.
On the day that the parts were given out, Andy’s mother went to the school to collect him feeling anxious about the outcome.
Seeing his mother Andy rushed up to her, his eyes were shining with pride and excitement. "Guess what Mum," he shouted, and then said the words that can provide a lesson to us all, "I've been chosen to clap and cheer."
Understanding and knowing that you are so much more in control of your lives than you sometimes believe is not only reassuring, it is empowering. The way that you think determines the way that you feel and is the control pad for the volume of happiness that you can experience. The quality of your thinking essentially determines the quality of your life. Think about this ....
Did you know that you have 60 - 80,000 thoughts a day ?
Yesterday I had a thought.
That thought became an emotion
That emotion turned into words, the words fuelled action,
The actions became a habit. My habits are my Character,
My Character defines my destiny.
I’ll think about my thoughts a little more.
© Liggy Webb
The power of positive thinking
Thinking positively is not about putting your head in the sand, nor is it about being unrealistic. By developing a positive attitude you still recognise the negative aspects of a situation, however you choose to focus on the hope and opportunity that is available. This approach helps you to avoid getting locked into a paralysing loop of bad feeling and allows you to move on quickly and take action to solve problems and embrace life’s challenges of which we inevitably experience. This quote says it all!
“Whether you are an optimist or a pessimist might not affect the