“As long as you’re going to think anyway, think big.”
I truly believe that this seemingly simple quote could very well be a key to Trump’s financial success. I don’t know a lot about his personal life, so I certainly can’t speak to his overall life success–but I have sat at the Starbucks in New York City at Trump
Tower, and I do know he must have been thinking big with that building!
It is such a simple guideline, but such a true one. We are going to think all the time–that’s what makes us humans, and not barnacles. Science has shown that what we think directly correlates to our quality of life. Optimists live longer than pessimists. Optimists have a lower incidence of heart disease. The scientific data is starting to pile up that our thoughts directly correlate to the life we live, and its quality.
We spend the majority of our time thinking–sometimes these thoughts are random and wandering, other times they are reflections of those we spend time with. Sometimes it is talk from an internal critic that seems to know how we can do better at every turn. Every thought is like a building block. Are you building a foundation for
today and tomorrow, or are you building a brick fortress around yourself that keeps out the light?
If your thoughts are wandering into places that don’t inspire and encourage you on a regular basis, then you need to make a decision to change and follow through–that is the single-most important decision and commitment you can make for yourself and everyone around you. It won’t necessarily be easy, but it will be worth it.
I control my thoughts and direct them toward the positive.
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And as always, don’t forget to start your day with a heartfelt: “Something great is going to happen today… I can’t wait to see what it is!”
And when ending your day ask yourself: “What is one more thing I can do to make today matter?”