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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Chapter 4, Page 25, Book 20

Your life is a good as your mindset.

Author Unknown 

April 25th - mind over matter

We are what we choose to be today.  

Wayne Dryer

We get to choose the kind of life we have.  It’s all  about how we look at things and how we choose to react. Our attutude can make a big difference.  We choose our lives every day.  We don’t choose our circumstances but we do choose the person we are going to be. 

A mindset refers to where you believe qualities such as intelligence and talent are fixed or changeable traits .Peaple with a fixed mindset believe that these qualities are inborn, fixed and unchangeable.

Those with a growth mindset, on the other hand, believe that these abilities can be developed and strenghthed by way of commitment and hard work.

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Anne Dillard 

Our mindset plays a critical role on how we cope with life’s challenges .  In school a growth mindset can contribute to great achievement and increased effort.  when facing a problem people with a growth mindset show greater resilience. They are more likely to persevere in the face of setbacks while those with fixed mindsets are more liable to give up.

People are capable of changing their mindsets, by their efforts, hard work and dedicion. We don’t have to live with a fixed attitude that will halt any growth and progress.  

I want to choose what my life will be and not give the choice to anyone else.  Every morning when I wake up, I’m offered a choice, and everyday I choose to be happy. Because I get to choose my life every day, it means each day is filled with opportunity it also means that with each new sunrise I’m provided with the opportunity to change and redirect my course. I’m presented with the opportunity to choose the greater good.

It’s a privilege and honor to have that choice, so I must honor it the best way I can.

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.

jack69 said...

This entry is a diamond mine. I enjoy the ideas you quote and then your input into the mix. Your mindset matches ours in many ways, so it makes sense. When I read:
I want to choose what my life will be and not give the choice to anyone else. .....
It rang a bell. That is a great attitude, we also want to hold onto that.
Love ya lady,
Sherry and jack

betty said...

Needed this today, Ma! Thanks for the reminder that we can change our mindsets. These days its a necessary thing we need to keep on doing and we need to choose to be happy and well. Enjoy your Saturday!


Chatty Crone said...

You are right and sometimes we have to pretend our attitude is good and that helps make it good.

Mevely317 said...

I hadn't considered our choice to make as an honor, a privilege. My goodness! Momma always said, "Every day is a gift." What a disservice not to honor it.