RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL ON FRIENDS
Congratulations to the more than 60% of you who believe you will be more extraordinary by the end of this year. However, that also means that almost 40% of you believe you will be about like you are now, or just an average person or even less extraordinary.
After looking at the poll’s results, the first thing that came to my mind was a saying by Henry Ford, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
THIS WEEK’S THEME: CHANGE
Since I am concerned about the almost 40% of you that may not be optimistic about what this year holds for you, this week’s theme will be change.
I realize, that despite your best efforts; sometimes fate can be insensitive. But for most of us, we are masters of our own destiny.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?
One, but the light bulb really has to want to change.
BRIEF COMMENTS RELATED TO THE WEEKLY CHAPTERS IN:
WEEK 19: CHANGE – EMBRACE ALL CHANGES FOR THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY CAN PROVIDE
Change is inevitable and if you are trying to cling to the past, you are fighting a losing battle. Being inflexible is a sign of aging and demise. I’m not saying you should like change, but I am saying that you need to adapt to change.
I was at a seminar Saturday and the speaker told us that 85% of all diseases are caused by lifestyle choices. Except for some rare exceptions, everything (not just your health) in your life, good or bad, is a reflection of choices you have made. If you want something in your life to be different, you have to change and do something different.
SELF-HELP BOOKS IN ADDITION TO MY OWN
Today, I am suggesting a book written by someone I believe is truly extraordinary, George Foreman. When it comes to change, this gentleman has shown us all the way. His book is my kind of book, very easy to read.
Unfortunately, I cannot say I ever had the opportunity to actually meet George Foreman, but I was second row ringside for one of his fights during his return to the ring in pursuit of a second heavy weight championship. However, he is so much more than a boxer. Below is a brief description of George that I copied from Wikipedia.
“Although he did not formally retire from boxing, Foreman stopped fighting and became an ordained minister, initially preaching on street corners before becoming the reverend at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Houston and devoting himself to his family and his congregation. He also opened a youth center that bears his name.” [Source: Wikipedia]
And who hasn’t heard of the George Foreman Grill.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I think my favorite movie of all time is Groundhog Day, which is a movie about a guy who lives the same day over and over until he finally gets it right. It is a great movie and if you haven’t seen it, you really should.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
Source: Lao Tzu
THIS WEEK’S POLL
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4 thoughts on “04/13/15 CHANGE”
I look forward to your blog each week. Keep up the great work, knowing that you are appreciated.
Wow, what more could a blogger wish to hear. Thank you Monica
Wow! This week’s blog really hit home for me. I am trying to help my mother recognize the inevitable nature of change, and that learning coping skills for the consequences that change will inevitably bring can be a great tool and give a person more of a sense of control over the changes that will come our way as we age. Thanks for your encouragement and the reminder that change is a part of living, and can (if we take control and make mindful decisions) offer us the best that life can bring.
Thank you Mary Ellen