“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
– Dr. David Schwartz
I was in a topic meeting yesterday and the fellow that chose the topic wanted to highlight the idea that he was content in his life. He wanted to demonstrate by example that he would be happy no matter what. He said he was fine with a room i a garage with a black and white TV, a small refrigerator and a soda. I certainly understand what he was attempting to portray and it made for a good meeting. Yet, we must be cautious that we do not settle for less than we are gifted to be, do and have in life.
Acceptance is key in my life for the fact that I can not change other people. Yet, using that to not strive to overcome challenges is completely self defeating. We can overcome all difficulties no matter how great or how small. We must look for the solutions. Our mind has a remarkable knack for finding solutions. That is one reason why we suggest to “Be a student of life”. The more positive information we put into our minds the better equipped we are to develop positive solutions.
As much as I recognize the idea the fellow was attempting to make about serenity and acceptance we also have a commitment to live up to and beyond our abilities. Accepting less is a recipe for a mediocre life. Life is meant to be enjoyed and not to be endured.
Go, Go, Go…