I recently heard Susan Stewart speak (a self-proclaimed 'inspirational speaker' as opposed to 'motivational speaker') and she said something that resonated with me and has helped me to be more intentional, more focused, to have a better outlook:
It was something like: "Things don't happen TO us, they happen FOR us". Simple yet profound.
Now when things come up, I ask the question, "how can I make this work FOR me"? That simple action/thought changes everything, helps with focus.. Intentionally asking how this event or experience can propel us on our path towards our goals..has helped me personally:)
I wonder how many people really have goals? I mean, not just obtaining 'wants', but real life goals that will help them grow within themselves and encourage others to grow. I suppose even thinking about it, is the first step, but it is not enough. We need the next step, and there is always a next step, and if we make that our habit, to embrace the next step, we will soon align our habits with our goals. This is an interesting question, I like the fact that a question can live on in cyber space, just waiting to be answered, thanks Becki