Words have weight, don’t they? The power to hurt or uplift. It seems crazy that what someone says can have more impact than let’s say, a baseball bat swung by Derek Jeter.
I came across a quote the other day and it struck me with the force of a line drive. So, here I am sharing it with you, because man, sometimes I need reminding. And just maybe, you do to.
“Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~Aldous Huxie
So there it is. . .wrapped up in two tidy little sentences. Outlook is everything.
How I choose to view my world and react to what happens to me in it is as important as the WHAT. Very philosophical, I know. But, it’s true. Good or bad, a situation can be turned on its head simply by changing our view of it, looking at all the angles until we see the positive potential that is innately a part of it. Or should say, a part of each one us?
Because, like it or not, I am the common denominator in every situation I wade into and through. The variables change. The players too. But, I’m always there, picking a path through sometimes rocky terrain, choosing what to say and how to react. And that is an absolute that will never change.
So, how do you deal with all the bumps along the way. All those naysayers? The rejections and disappointments?
Arm yourselves, my friends. My weapon of choice? Positive attitude fused with unfailing faith. It kills’em every time.