I read about W. Mitchell in the book,
Chicken Soup for the Soul. He is a
former member of the United States Marine Corps, burn victim, paraplegic, and a former small-town mayor. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W_Mitchell). We can learn
a lot from him.
He had so many setbacks in life but still, he carried on and made major achievements. He never gave up. He just said to himself “I am in charge of my own spaceship. It is my up and my down. I can choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point”. Today, he empowers people to accept challenges, embrace change and take action.
- A motorcycle accident left him with 65% burns on his body
- He crashed on take-off in a small aircraft he was piloting which left him paralyzed from the waist down.
- He was elected mayor of Crested Butte in Colorado and ran for Congress
- Successful businessman
- Environmentalist & conservationist
- He became a motivational speaker and appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and The New York Times
- Today he is a millionaire
“Before I was paralyzed there were 10,000 things I could do. Now there are 9,000. I can either dwell on the 1,000 I’ve lost or focus on the 9,000 I have left.” – W Mitchell
Read his story here: https://www.wmitchell.com/about/
He is an inspiration to us all.
To-do lists tend to be long; success lists are short.
One pulls you in all directions; the other aims you in a specific direction.
One is a disorganized directory and the other is an organized directive.
If a list isn’t built around success, then that’s not where it takes you.
If your to-do list contains everything, then it’s probably taking you everywhere but where you really want to go.
Taken from his book: The ONE Thing
When we go on holiday, we take care to carry enough money to see us through the whole holiday,
But how much more important it is to ensure that we travel to future lives
with enough virtue, or merit, to provide us with all the resources we will need.
Meaning: an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
Continue reading “Soliloquy”
We are still in lockdown due to the Coronavirus. For now, we can only hug our immediate family members. Hugging others is out of the question. Let’s continue with elbow bumps until it is safe to freely give out hugs. Remember your masks during this time.
We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
Now, more than ever, we need our solitude.
Being alone gives us the power to regulate and adjust our lives.
It can teach us fortitude and the ability to satisfy our own needs.
Continue reading “Solitude by Daniel Faro”
The First Agreement: Be Impeccable with Your Word
The Second Agreement: Don’t Take Anything Personally
The Third Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions
The Fourth Agreement: Always Do Your Best
Find the nexus point of what you truly Love to do, what you can be Great at, and what the world Needs.
If you want to actualize your potential (in creativity, enjoyment, and wealth) you need to truly LOVE what you do.
It’s not enough to Love it and strive to be Great at it, you need to find a way to share your Passion and Craft with the world.
And, you need to do the often hard work of figuring out how to truly create value by giving people what they really want and are willing to pay for.
Enter: The Servant Mindset
Remember that feelings follow behavior.
The little things you do matter.
Stand up tall.
Act the way you’d act if you were feeling great even if you’re not feeling great.
And, shockingly, you’ll find that your feelings follow that behavior more than you may initially believe.
Negativity destroys performance, so it is crucial to train to move from witnessing negative thoughts to starving them and feeding the positive. This is the specific process:
1. Witness negativity.
2. Interdict, or stop, the negative thoughts with a power statement.
3. Redirect your mind with self-talk and imagery to something positive and productive for your current goal.
4. Maintain your new mental state with a jingle or mantra.
Witness + Interdict + Redirect + Maintain.
by Mark Divine