Today, I have to take Responsibility so I’ll only write a brief bit about the Houston Astros. Their self-made long-term plan included enduring some down moments and demonstrated resiliency and perseverance. They took a decade or more to rebuild toward enduring success, mastery over the short-term, quick fix approach. Their temporary inconvenience led to award-winning permanent improvement.
But I have a Responsibility to you, my readers. I work to pursue the best information to help you live boldly, reach and stretch. A correction is in order. In last week’s Memo I wrote about research that said people have 15,000 thoughts per day. Well, there is new research from the Cleveland Clinic on Wellness that says we have 60,000 thoughts per day in which 90% are completely repetitive. The same thoughts everyday and 80% of those thoughts are negative.
This is even more evidence that we must take Responsibility to control of our thoughts. Control your mind rather than be controlled by it. This sounds simple but what is simple can be the hardest thing.
The rewards will far outweigh the effort. More energy, freedom, a lightness will predominate your days, for life.
You can say good-bye to worry, dread, thoughts of disaster, ruminating, catastrophic thoughts, doom and gloom.
To see this in action just observe Nature, trees, flowers, insects, dogs. Dogs are easily observed. They are animated and excited every morning when they look out with glee in celebration that the yard is still there. The owner? Burdened by life, unhappy, dragging his heels, same aliveness, different outcome due to those 60,000 thoughts.
The cure here is to shift from believing and acting on your thoughts to authoring new, original ones. Write your own script!
Wisdom comes with age, any age. Tomorrow is good enough if you’re really paying attention.