Friday, February 12, 2016

Mindset - How we think matters.

The other day, I found this very inspiring board inside a science classroom.  The words jumped at me and spoke to me personally.  They read like this, "This is too hard!  When you hear this in your mind, please change it to, "This may take time and effort."  Train your mind to persevere!  "It is in changing how we look at things that things will change." Wayne Dyer

My journey into changing my mindset began right out of high school, as I was facing some horrible family moments.  Both my parents were severely ill and my siblings were falling apart.  At eighteen years old, I worked a full-time job to support myself.  A loving co-worker, Rose, noticed that I was struggling with balancing life.  She took me to lunch one day and gave me a book that would forever change me.  The book was by Leo Buscaglia, a professor at USC who was teaching, "LOVE".  The book was titled, "Living, Loving and Learning."  I read the book in less then two days.  I went on to read, "Loving Each Other" and 2 other titles by Buscaglia.  Those books made me realize that I needed to change how I processed self-defeating thoughts.  Buscaglia helped me find a better mindset. 

Leo Buscagalia Quotes, 
"Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong."
"Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We do not love to be loved: we love to love."
"Too often we under estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kinds word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
Today, I would like to inspire you to remove obstacles from your thoughts and focus on being kinder to yourself.  

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