What thoughts dominate your mind? Today, for me, it’s “I hope this dang cold winter ends soon!” But my thoughts determine who I am, where I have been and where I am going.
At age 73, it’s easy for me to think,
“I’m old.” or
“I’m tired.” or
“I’m retired.” or
“I should be relaxing somewhere in the sun.”
In other words, basically feeling sorry for myself. What I’m really thinking in each of these cases is, “I’m not going to do much today.”
When I feel young and excited, and I know that the best is yet to come and I know that I have a lot to give, then I start to be creative and my excitement spreads to all those around me.
When my thoughts are positive and uplifting, those thoughts are caught by everyone I come into contact with. And, yes, when my thoughts are the opposite, those too are caught by everyone I come into contact with.
Think about your thoughts!
Are you lifting others? Or are you barely dragging yourself through winter? And if you think, “No, it really is the winter and cold weather. As soon as it starts warming up, I’ll be fine,” think again. I bet we’ll hear you complaining about the heat and humidity when the first really hot day comes in June.
I think we each need to be lifters. I think you’d like to know that. Let’s spring into positive action!
P.S. The Word Thought is “meta-cognition.” Look it up, Sister Sue. 😉
If you’ve wondered why I haven’t posted much lately, it’s because I’ve been busy finishing my second book. It’s coming out soon, maybe even before winter’s last snow!
I’ll have an author signing at the NCAA Finals in Indianapolis and the book will be available on Amazon along with The Golden Whistle. It’s titled The Daily Nugget: Motivations for Basketball Coaches and Everyone Who Loves the Game and I think your thoughts will be lifted every day when you read it.
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