My Father-in-law came to live with us last fall. Jim and I have been trying to play catch-up with our landscaping, but because of various commitments with family members, nothing has been done around our yard. The other day I was outside weeding when I looked up, and there came Dad Jones with his walker. We parked him under a shade tree, at which time he promptly fell asleep.
It made quite a picture so we took one and sent it to Jim’s younger brothers. His youngest brother, Joe sent us a text that said, “looks like he is wilted maybe you better water him”.
Many times our lives and our businesses look like my wilted father-in-law. We forget our initial enthusiasm and let it wilt. So how do we recover, and keep our enthusiasm?
You have to keep giving yourself daily doses of enthusiasm. Remember thoughts are things, things have gravity, and gravity attracts.
What are you attracting into your life and business? Are your thoughts lifting you up or are they dragging you down?
You have more potential within yourself than you give yourself credit for. Dr. Peale says, “Believe in and accept and affirm the powerful personality force inherent within you”!
Keeping the enthusiasm going by positive thinking can lead to opportunities that may build you up and then let you down. So you’ve had a great success. You’ve given that talk before several hundred people and you’ve expended a lot of energy. Now for the let down, right? Wrong! Now is the time to reenergize and go out and conquer another situation. How do you re-energize?
I have a friend Sylvia who has found a method that has been given the clinical test. Take just 10 minutes a day, fill you mind with positive thoughts, I personally use scripture “This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Meditate on your heart picturing it whole and pumping all that life giving blood to your brain your lungs and other organs. Finish with meditation “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed you shall ….
They have found that this method actually has healed diseased hearts.
Dr. Bainbridge of NYC offered Dr. Peal this prescription that I would like you to try.
Slouch down in your seat so your head is resting on the back of the chair.
Let your arms fall to the side, hanging loose.
Put your legs straight out.
“Peace and quietness are filling our minds. Renewal is now taking place in our physical bodies. We are now being re-created in every part of our beings. We are being given energy sufficient for our needs.”
Moment of Silence.
Okay now it’s time to get on with the day.
Put those thoughts on a positive level. Know that you are going to approach the rest of your day with enthusiasm. Looking for the positive and ridding your mind of the negative.
Don’t be a wilted flower in the garden of life – bloom with enthusiasm!