Life is an ongoing obstacle course, always challenging you to be the best you can be. Each obstacle, no matter how big or small, is an opportunity for you to make the choice to shift your perspective and view it through the eyes of hope and peace.
This is what acquiring a positive attitude is all about. This is what builds your character and enables you to grow. This is also why some of your biggest challenges can be blessings in disguise. When shift happen, your life changes. Understanding this is the pathway to success and happiness.
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I just read something from Dale Carnegie and I want to share it with you. “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon–instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”
Read that again. I believe this is the main reason why so many people are unhappy today. Waiting for something in the future to make you happy and focusing on what you don’t have in the present, will always keep you from enjoying your life now.
I am constantly amazed by the ways that people manage to deny themselves the chance at present happiness. Instead, they fall pray to dangerous mindsets that decrease their potential for happiness. They put their happiness on hold when they repeat and internalize statements like. “I’ll be happy when I’m able to retire.” or “I would be happy if I made more money.” or “When I can finally by a house, I’ll be less stressed and I can enjoy myself.” (more…)
Last week I was on my way to Kona, Hawaii to give a keynote speech to over one thousand people. I called home during my connection in Los Angeles and my wife told me my father passed away.
I made a decision to continue on to Kona. My plan was to give my speech the next day and then fly back home in time for the wake and funeral services.
The following morning I was at the hotel restaurant having breakfast. My thoughts were on my father and all the wonderful memories we shared. I felt a wave of emotions building up. The one thing I didn’t want to do, was to loose it at a restaurant. But it was too late, my emotions got the best of me and the tears began to fall.
Just then I felt a hand on my shoulder. It was my waitress. “Mr. Rizzo, she said, is everything alright?”
Without missing a beat, I turned around in my seat, looked her straight in the face and said, “No it’s not. This is the worst omelet I’ve ever had!” (more…)