There is much wisdom to consider from this speech. A lot of it reflects the typical life that we live. Terrified of taking any risks whatsoever. How some people are so pessimistic they live their life always looking for the problems.
Things that are the way they are suddenly change to the way we think about them, the way we see them gives them life in a very real way.
The following is part of the transcript of this truly inspiring speech by Jim Rohn.
I still listen to it down to this day every time I need a bit of upliftment. You will clearly see why…
Most people live stuck in a prison of their own making when it comes to mindset and attitude. Some people are too cautious, because although it’s not good to be too reckless, neither is it good to be overly cautious. This will only cause a stagnant life, an unfulfilling life.
Better to live 30 years full of adventure, rather than 100 years safe huddled in a corner.
It’s not important how long you live, but how you live your life.
it’s not important how long you live what’s important is how.
Here’s the next attitude disease: Pessimism
Pessimism, the deadly disease of always looking on the bad side, the problem side, the difficult side, checking all the reasons why It can’t be done.
The poor pessimist leads an ugly life, he doesn’t try to figure out what’s right he tries to figure out what’s wrong! He doesn’t look for virtue, he looks for faults! And when he finds them, he’s delighted! How is this the poor guy? He looks through the window and doesn’t see the sunset, he sees the specks on the window!
The pessimist sees the glass is always half-empty – the optimist the glass is half-full. Why would the same measure affect people two different ways? It all depends on how you look at it. Our lives are most affected by the way we think things are not the way they are.
The way we think they affect us most. The mind is like a factory, a mental Factory and whatever you think about all day long pours ingredients into this mental Factory and that’s what builds the economic, social, financial fabric of your life.
The way you start your day affects the rest of the day on and on.
I used to start the day reading the morning newspaper, I mean you can believe that or not, but I’d get a cup of coffee and read the paper. I’d load up on wars and riots and murders and stabbings and killings and bank robberies and muggings and car wrecks and tragedies. I’d even read the back pages.
I’d load up on all that and then I started the day…you can imagine the kind of days I used to have!
Start your day with something positive, the rest of the day will thank you for it
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