387) The Sun Still Shines

The Sun Still Shines

In his book The Power of Optimism, corporate psychologist and motivational speaker Tim Shurr reminds readers that “even on the darkest, cloudiest, rainiest day, the sun is still shining – you just can’t see it.” He continues that in reality, you’re just not looking for it.

So, when times are tough, and problems appear overwhelming (and everyone has these days) know that solutions are right there. Right there within reach. But you have to take a deep breath, step back and relax, and start to look for them.

And as you look trust that it’s not a question of “if” you will find the solution. Rather, it’s a matter of where you’ll find the solution and what it will be.

So next time you find yourself embroiled in a day that feels dark, cloudy, and rainy, remember that somewhere around you is the answer that will serve as some sunshine. You just need to look for it.


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371) The Power of Dreams

The Power of Dreams

Gold medal Olympian, hurdler and humanitarian, Wilma Rudolph, once remarked, “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”

What Rudolph was driving at is that no matter who you are, no matter where you came from, or no matter where you are right now, you have every ability to be something more.

She’s right. You have the potential to advance your life. You can be operating at a higher plateau. You can be that much closer to greatness. But it starts with your vision for yourself.

Don’t be afraid to dream. Don’t be afraid to long for something more. Don’t be afraid to close your eyes and envision what your potential can be. Yes, achieving things will involve much more, but you can’t get started without a dream.


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306) What You Think About

What You Think About

In his book, The Power of Optimism, corporate psychologist and motivational speaker Tim Shurr shares an important mantra: What you think about comes about. In fact, he feels it’s so important that he writes it three times in a row.

He goes on to elaborate that our minds are hard wired to seek out what occupies it. Right now, your subconscious brain is taking in all the sights and sounds around you. As it does, it filters out the conscious things you’re focused on.

So, if you think about happiness, finding great opportunities, and building wonderful relationships, then your mind will identify for you those things. And as it centers on those positives, it ignores the things that might serve to impair the uplifting energy in your life.

So, what do you want in your life? Write it down. Think about it often. In time, obviously with some effort, it will come to pass. As what you think about comes about.


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