‘Think about what you want, not what you don’t want. Guard your thoughts carefully, because they create your experiences… We always choose our thoughts - every moment. Our thoughts always have an effect, and there are no neutral thoughts. One half-second before you hold a thought, you decide to hold it. So, with practice, you can learn to monitor and alter your thoughts. This is the equivalent of putting your hands on the steering wheel of your life.’
“Try a little gratitude… If you're having trouble developing a strong sense of direction, consider those things in your life for which you are most thankful. By focusing on what you truly value and appreciate about where you've been, you'll be much better able to see where you want to go.
What good and valuable things in your past would you like to expand upon in your future? The things that have already given you a sense of meaning and fulfilment can also give you a sense of direction.
The more you appreciate the good things you have, the more clearly you'll understand what to do with them. The more thankful you are for what has already happened in your life, the more purposeful you'll be in moving forward.
There are many magnificent possibilities for your life right now. Gratitude will bring the best of them into sharper focus.”