“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”
– Alvin Toffler
Some people like to think impending doom is always knocking on their doorstep, and because their mind and heart is emotionally engaged with that experience, it becomes their reality regardless of its initial truth. Depending on the time, persistence, and intensity the person interacts with these thoughts and feelings, it will become true sooner or later. The actions their thoughts and feelings perpetuate ultimately produce the results which they were trying to avoid all along.
Other people like to think great success is imminent. Because their mind and heart find opportunities to learn in each moment and because they see obstacles as stepping stones rather than some fate driven dream-crushing force, their success through their perseverance and long term vision becomes inevitable. With each failure, a new insight comes to light. They learn which actions and thoughts to avoid. With each success, a greater confidence and belief comes to be. The feeling of what was possible before becomes small. New and bigger goals take birth. The sky becomes the limit.
Be mindful of your thoughts FOUR they are creating your reality without you even knowing it. Going through life on auto-pilot is like driving a car without thinking about where you are going. It is best to have a destination.
Remember that it is useful to willingly put yourself in stressful and difficult situations in times of peace, so you have the emotional wherewithal and tools to work through the obstacles that undoubtedly will present themselves. Rest, but don’t rest too long. Rest until you are ready to push yourself again.
As the saying goes, “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”