Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. You are always welcome at my table. During the past 11 days I have experienced periods of negative and stinking thinking. I suspect that my being sick – based on previous experience – contributed to and made me more susceptible to negative and stinking thinking.
As I became aware of my negative and stinking thinking, I began to take steps to curb my negative and stinking thinking. One of these steps involved locating stacks of 3 x 5 cards, upon which I had written a series of motivational and inspiring quotes 5 to 6 years ago. After I located these 3×5 cards, I sat down and began to read through each of these quotes. Among these quotes, one stood out to me.
”My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general; if you become a monk you’ll end up as the Pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as a Picasso.” Pablo Picasso (a very famous and renown artist)
As I reflected upon what Pablo stated, I found myself experiencing a shift in my thinking. I found myself inspired to keep my focus. I found myself encouraged to stay committed to my vision and my mission. I found myself being reminded that I do not have to be anyone other than who I am. I found myself motivated to pursue my passion, knowing that by doing so I will wind up becoming fully me.
Instead of becoming what I thought I was meant to do, I wound up becoming an internationally published author and a successfully sought after motivational speaker.
If we find ourselves stuck in stinking or negative thinking, we can take steps to curb our thinking. We can move beyond that which is seeking to hold us captive and keep us weighed down.
We can look for rich sources of positive, inspirational and motivational material. We can meditate on those sources and in the process see our perspectives change. By doing so, we can find hope.
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