Negative Thinking Attracts Negative Results

From my teacher Michael Reuter

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will,” writes Mahatma Gandhi. Life is filled with challenges that sometimes test our fortitude, commitment, and confidence. For a moment, we quietly reflect on what is not going right and think more of past mistakes and the weakness of our humanity. Our negative thoughts occupy our mind holding us back even further from the true, real greatness of our life. Norman Vincent Peale said, “Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results.”

Winston Churchill wrote, “When you are going through hell, keep on going, never, never, never give up.” Babe Ruth said, “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” It is our positive mindset that resets our attitude reviving our belief and confidence in ourselves. It is our responsibility for our attitude that helps us reset our inner view. Albert Einstein wrote, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is though everything is a miracle.” May you live with that indomitable will that gives you the strength, resilience and passion to never give up, but to have a positivity to live a life of beautiful miracles. As Josh Groban, in his song, You are Loved, Don’t Give Up, sings, “You are loved.”

The power of Imagination

To: The Great Leaders Who Have a Passion for Continuous Learning

From my teacher, Michael Reuter

Robert F. Kennedy said, “Some people look at things as they are and ask, ‘Why? I dream things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’” His words capture the essence of imagination. It is the magical key that allows you to open your eyes, mind, and heart to new possibilities as you daringly step beyond your own self-imposed limits or those of others of life’s opportunities. You boldly move from the world of the ‘as is’ to something new, more exciting, more relevant, and more filled with future options, a world of ‘what can be.’

Albert Einstein wrote, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there will ever be to know and understand.” He said, also, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” His words suggest that step beyond – from knowing what we know to exploring dreams undreamed.

May your mindset be one of continuing exploration and searching, be it in your professional or personal life and relationships, those casual activities you do every day, as you look for new possibilities and opportunities. And with great boldness and daring, ask ‘Why not?’, and move from a place of ‘as is’ to that of ‘what can be.’ May you live passionately, caringly, and confidently the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, and live the life you have imagined.”