Posts Tagged → positive quotes
You can’t pick up a newspaper, turn on a television newscast, or scroll through your computer’s home page without unleashing a deluge of negativity. Yes, I’m speaking of the daily dose of bad news that seems to be readily available and pouring from every media faucet on the planet. There is no wonder that most people I know are up to their armpits in worry. Do you blame them? Is there truly a way to be “worry-free?”
I can openly admit that I am a Google junkie. I doubt there are many days that I don’t reference this amazing Internet behemoth at least once. If I’m not searching for item specific information, I’m attempting to validate the spelling of a word or garner a definition or synonym. Obviously, I’m not alone in this exercise. At last count, Google processes several hundred million queries daily through its various services. That’s fine for reference information, but what if you are one of the millions of people searching for direction or meaning in your life? Is your answer only a click away?
It’s happened to me. It’s happened to you. Chances are that it’s happened to most people you know. There were times when you may have been the cause of it happening. Every hour of every day, someone will slap a saddle on a monkey and ride it onto someone else’s back. Figuratively speaking, of course! These “monkeys” will quickly shift positions, as though by magic, from the mind and soul of one human being to another. How does that happen and what can be done about it?
Using the word, “champion,” might bring to mind a sports figure running for the winning touchdown, slugging the extra inning home run or firing in the 30 foot jumper at the buzzer. Some people might picture an individual or team hoisting a trophy, presenting a sign of victory or sharing a significant symbol of the sport to signify triumph on their chosen “field of battle.”
However a person designates their picture of success, the common thread always seems to be the level of play of those participating. In other words, the champion usually stands as the best in their field, or at least on a given day! This comparison may transcend to any other field of study, hobby, body of knowledge or personal or group undertaking that may strike the fancy of people anywhere in the world.
Happy New Year! While having a discussion with friends recently, the subject of personal change surfaced. As we bantered back and forth, it became obvious that fear of the unknown still remains as a roadblock to improvement. Here we are at the beginning of a New Year, a point in time synonymous for altering behavior and we are still rationalizing the need to stay the same. We spend so much time talking about consistency and becoming confident in our own skin, do we spend too much time talking about being different or turning into someone or something else? Let’s peruse the power of change.