“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” -Mahatma Gandhi
I love this quote from Gandhi. And it’s one that I try to live my life by on a daily basis. But I have to admit that it’s not always easy.
People ask me on a regular basis “How is it that you’re always so positive?” Well the truth is that I’m not. Just ask my wife. I face the same trials and troubles that many of you face each day. I have the same ups and downs as many of you. My life is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. So what’s the difference?
As an adult there are a lot of responsibilities that I have that don’t bring me much joy – paying the bills, vacuuming the stairs, and mowing the grass, for example.
But of all the responsibilities I have there is one that I absolutely detest. I know that is a strong word but if you could take a peek inside of my soul you would understand the severity of the situation.
When you face that moment in your life where you start telling yourself “I can’t do it”, stop for just a moment and tell yourself “I can do it”. The more you speak this self-affirmation to yourself the easier it will be to overcome the barriers that lie on your path to success.