Day 4: The World Is Out To Do You Good

The power of believing is very strong. It is the ultimate motivator. It colors your vision of the world until the lens you see out of reshapes everything. It is the reason so many people accept failure. It is the reason they give up. It is the reason they end their lives… They believe they can’t go on. That the future will never be good. There are people who believe they are bad. There are people who believe they are unworthy. There are people who believe others are evil. There are people who feel the best they deserve is punishment. There are people who live in paranoia, thinking everyone is out to get them. My favorite idea comes from W. Clemet Stone and it is a hard one to adopt and I still don’t have it down after years of trying, but I keep at it:

“Instead of believing the world is plotting to do you harm, choose to believe the world is plotting to do you good. Instead of seeing every difficult challenging event as a negative, see it for what it could be – something that is meant to enrich you, empower you, or advance your causes.”

— W. Clement Stone

So, let’s imagine, let’s join Mr. Stone and become reverse paranoid. Let’s believe the world is out to do us good. That obstacles and setbacks are part of the ultimate solution to our problems. They are not THE Problem, but part of a bigger picture of our lives and a means to advance our causes. That is right, OUR causes. Let’s see hitting a red light as saving us from a car accident. Let’s see forgetting our phone as a means to live in the moment. Let’s see the world as challenging us like we challenge our muscles to grow. Overcoming problems help us get better, and challenges become easier, we get after and say, “If it is to be, it is up to me.”

Later Gator 🐊