As we all gather the steam of growing older with zest and enthusiasm, I believe there are several factors that can enable a bright future. Positivity and optimism are absolutely at the top of my hit parade.
Humans are designed to seek comfort and order. If we have these, we tend to become complacent. Complacency can then ironically breed discomfort and apathy, growth becomes secondary and out of mind. This is where we have the problem. We stop investing in ourselves.
Jon Gordon in his book, The Power of Positive Leaders says that “if you want the fruit, you must invest in the root,” with the keyword “invest.”
A positive person sees what is possible and then takes steps to move to the next level. The past shows us that if you can see it, you can create it. If you have a vision then you also have the power to make it happen.
As a fan of Napoleon Hill, I will share one of my favorite quotes: “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve”. His Think and Grow Rich book, published in 1937, has sold over 20 million copies!
Think of the story that is your life as a blank page, a new chapter waiting for you to write it. We all make choices, we all have perceptions, we all have biases, and we are all human. The story that you decide to write is yours. Having positivity and an optimistic outlook builds the foundation; it gives us hope, challenges become fun.
Inspiration is fuel, faith is motivation, investment is a choice. We can choose to become complacent and bitter, or energized and better. Attempting new things may bring failure-—so what? It is through failure that we improve and create new memories and experiences. Let’s not be fearful to try. Write a new chapter in your life and grow.
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