If you can believe it then you can achieve it. This is the basic idea behind how the mental attitude will affect your life. If you are focused on negative things - the catastrophes and calamities - then that is what will come your way. If you are focused on the good and the positive then that is what you will get.
When I was in college, I read the book "Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude." Last night, after twenty years, I started reading it again. My first thought was how I could get the words into my husband's brain. After all, he's the half-empty guy, not me. Then I thought that if I could already see the forest for the trees maybe this book could help me reach the goals I have set for myself for 2008.
Even after the first chapter, I want to do more and be more - mostly because I know that I am more. I can wish and hope and dream. I can make lists and schedules. Until I get up and get to doing, nothing will happen. It takes action on my part to make the dream come true.
The book isn't the answer to my success, but it is like the match that strikes the fuse. It is getting me fired up to take on the world. Find your match and use it every day to help you stay motivated and confident in your dream. Remember that no matter what you dream, it is only one step away from reality. You can't get there without stepping out.
As for me, I will continue to write. It is my passion, my dream, and my life. And I will send out my words to the world - every day and all the time - until someone recognizes that it is also my gift.
I will not give up. I will not surrender. I will remember that I am doing what I love and that alone is enough to keep me smiling!