This is one of my favorite quotes about the power of what we think about.
If You Think You Are Beaten
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t;
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out in the word we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will,
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you’re outcasted, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
–Walter D. Wintle.
How does our mental attitude and what we think about reflect who we are?
“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” ~ Anthony Robbins
How has this thought applied to your life?
“I have for many years endeavored to make this vital truth clear; and still people marvel when I tell them that I am happy. They imagine that my limitations weigh heavily upon my spirit, and chain me to the rock of despair. Yet, it seems to me, happiness has very little to do with the senses. If we make up our minds that this is a drab and purposeless universe, it will be that, and nothing else. On the other hand, if we believe that the earth is ours, and that the sun and moon hang in the sky for our delight, there will be joy upon the hills and gladness in the fields because the Artist in our souls glorifies creation. Surely, it gives dignity to life to believe that we are born into this world for noble ends, and that we have a higher destiny than can be accomplished within the narrow limits of this physical life.” ~ Helen Keller
I know we all deal with limitations, struggles, and hardships that are very real, but I also feel that our attitude towards these limitations reflect a lot on who we are. Helen Keller is a great example of someone who didn’t let her limitations define who she was.
I am interested to hear your thoughts on this question.
I am going to focus my thoughts around the following question this week. “How does our attitude reflect who we are?”
This is an interesting question that I am looking forward to exploring, and I am excited to see your thoughts and ideas as well.
Here is a great quote to start of the week.
“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.” ~ Og Mandino
“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” – James Truslow Adams
It feels like we live in a world where we are told so many things by other people. for example: what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is bad, what you should feel and what you shouldn’t feel.
I am learning more and more that in order to truly live and not just survive, each one of has the opportunity to determine what makes us feel the most alive. Not what others think or say…but what we think and how we feel.
What mental attribute makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive?
“The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.” – Wilfred Peterson
What are your thoughts on this quote?