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A Matter of Perspective


I have another confession to make...

There are a lot of things I don’t know...

There are a lot of things I believe that I have no explanation for why I believe them.

There are things I know but that I don’t want to know, too.

But most of the time I don’t have regret about those things. No, the thing I regret is those things I do not know.

Why?

I think the reason is that I know there are things I want to know and I have the skills and resources to find out about them but I don’t.

At no other time in history has knowledge been so easily attainable. We have access to everything at our fingertips. Perhaps that is what I find daunting: the fact that there is so much I want to know about that I feel overwhelmed at the enormity of it.

Or it could be plain old laziness...

It’s easier to put on a movie or watch hours of pointless youtube videos than it is to force my brain into learning mode.

I heard a speaker the other day—Mel Robbins—talk about the reticular activating system. I am not sure I have the whole thing down pat but it basically involves retraining your brain to have a new reality. It is along the lines of the Law of Attraction—we attract that which we continuously think about.

After I had gone through one of the many self-enrichment courses that I have taken, I wrote a note on my desk that reads, “I am a happy, healthy, multi-millionaire!”

I look at that note every day. I have to say that I am a little happier, a little healthier but by no stretch of the imagination am I a multi-millionaire. Not even a singular millionaire!

But I am coming to the realization that happiness and healthiness are really important and can make a person “feel” like a “million bucks!”




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