The Art of Possibility

The Art of Possibility (Zander & Zander 2000) has so far been a very
inspirational book. The first chapter asks us to look at our selves and our
perspectives. One part was about two shoe salesman. How one saw a business
opportunity and the other didn’t when on a trip to Africa. I’m sure we can all
relate to that. This reminded me of something my Reiki teacher spoke about.
Think of a time when you were listening to someone talk or moan about an issue
they have and in an effort to turn their thinking around we start the sentence
with “no but.” This in itself just goes to reinforce the polarity of the
situation. The words we choose can seem so meaningless yet can shape our whole
world. In times when I may not agree I try my best to say nothing, even if the
person I’m speaking with is fishing for more. A great quote that I try to live
by is:

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words,
for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch
your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes
your destiny.”

 

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