I heard a man criticizing the founding fathers of America on Tuesday morning. That got me thinking about how my perspective can change my world. And my perspective is what I choose it to be. Here are two ways I can look at six areas of my life:
1.) I live in a country that is going down the tubes. Debt, recession, high gas prices, and no plan to change it.
2.) I’m overweight
3.) I’m old (43)
4.) I’m broke
5.) I never finished college
6.) I live in a small, one bedroom apartment
1.) I live in a prosperous county of abundance and opportunity. It is historically rare to live in a free society that has such economic abundance. America has been down before but it’s people are tough and resourceful and we will find solutions.
2.) I‘ve lost 18 lbs. since April 1st on the Four Hour Body Diet! I know how to lose weight, I just have to maintain a lifestyle that supports it. I enjoy hiking, running and biking along with eating healthy. In 93 more consecutive days I will be in the best shape of my life! I can and will do it!
3.) My hero, motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar didn’t really start his speaking career until he was about my age. He is 84 now and still going strong! My best and most productive years are ahead of me!
4.) Broke? I‘m the richest man in the world! Since I have made the world my home, I lack nothing. I have my own coffee shop on every corner, restaurants, libraries, recreational centers and hiking trails in abundance. And they are free! I don’t have to take care of them; people are already hired for that. I have the time to enjoy those things without working all the time. What good is owning a 10,000 sq. ft. home if you’re always out working? In this area, I am very wealthy!
5.) Why waste money and time on college in the day of Google, blogs and free podcasts, like the No More Mondays show and CoachRadio.tv, that will teach you everything you need to know? I’ve become an avid reader and listener. I intentionally learn and improve every day.
6.) I love my apartment! It was decorated by a professional decorator. It has more than enough room for me. My living expenses are next to nothing, giving me more time to enjoy life as opposed to work for my rent. My place is also close to downtown Franklin, TN, with great biking, running, and hiking all close to my place.
Which way of thinking do you think gives me power? How do you use your perspective when confronted with negativity?