So how can we change our perspective, our outlook, our picture of our future? James Allen in his groundbreaking book, “As a Man Thinketh” said, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he not only embraces the whole of a man’s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of his life. A person is literally what they think, our character being the complete sum of all our thoughts. As the plant springs from, and could not be without the seed, so every act of a person springs from the hidden seeds of thought.”
We do not attract what we want but that which we are, so to change our perspective of life we must change our thoughts, by that I mean the entire character of our thoughts. This at first is not an easy thing to do but as we start on a total reconstruction of our thinking, we will be amazed of its dynamic effects upon our emotions, outlook and the direction our life begins to take. All thoughts produce the tree of the seed that they come from. We cannot directly choose our circumstances but we can choose our thoughts. Emerson said: “A man (person) is what they think about all the time.” This being true, let’s begin today to change our thoughts from the negative to the positive, this not only changes us but changes our perspective of life.
An immigrant and his family relocated from Europe to New York City during the Great Depression, his only skill was making sandwiches and selling them on the street corner out of his kiosk. He sold so many sandwiches that he was able to put both sons through college! Amazing story, but I left out the most important part, this man was a little blind and a little deaf. Being a little blind he couldn’t read the newspaper that was filled with bad news, and being a little deaf he didn’t hear all the negative news about the economy. To him his perspective of his future was amazing, he believed he was in the greatest country on earth, he had a great perspective.
How about you? Would you like to change yours?
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