In the past weeks I have received some comments from some of my friends and people who read my blog. Most of them while they thought the content was really nice, also believed it was too fluffy. I agree. Someone said they would have preferred something very light and very personal like what’s going on in my life so they can read during lunch break. In general I got a sense people expected to read something a bit depressing perhaps. I am not sure why. But in most cases my basic answer has been, life’s about choices. I chose to be happy and look for the things that make me happy.
I read somewhere that our life is determined by the choices we make not by our circumstance.I completely agree.
I found an excellent piece of writing that connects very well with this in the book Attitude: The Remarkable Power of Optimism by Nido Qubein. Here is a short excerpt provided below.
The law of inertia holds that a body at rest tends to remain at rest, and a body in motion tends to remain in motion, at the same speed and in the same direction, unless acted upon by an outside force.With one major difference, that law applies very well to the pattern of our lives.
People who are successful tend to remain successful.
People who are happy tend to remain happy.
People who are respected tend to remain respected.
People who reach their goals tend to go on reaching their goals.
So what’s the major difference?
In physics, inertia is controlled by outside forces; but the real changes in the directions of our lives come from inside us. As William James said, “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a person can alter his life by altering his attitude of mind.”
You can live every day of your life. You can be alive to the tips of your fingers. You can accomplish virtually any worthwhile goal you set for yourself.