Your philosophy about the world will influence what you do in it! I love the lyrics to Louis Armstrong’s song. “I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you, and I think to myself what a wonderful world.” We live in an amazing world. It is a great time to be alive and well. There is no better time to be alive, to dream big, to inspire millions and to change lives, travel the world, and leave a trail of hope, faith, joy, possibility, adventure, and excitement behind. I am so happy and grateful for the present time in history. When you focus on what you hear on the news, you may think the world is falling apart. When you feed on and focus on what is wrong with our world rather than what is right with it, you will see the glass as half empty rather than half full.
We live in a great world of technological advancement, air travel has now been made easier than it ever was, there are great places to visit for recreation, and advancements in health and wellness technology, systems, and products. We are living longer than before. There are more opportunities now than in the past. The world has become a global village, where with a click of a mouse you have more information to work with than ever thought of before in the history of humankind. Your philosophy of the world will either inspire you to action or stop you from taking any positive action. In the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt: “We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”
You can hold onto the personal philosophy that nothing will ever improve, that people are out to get you that it’s too difficult to succeed, that there is too much competition in the world and therefore there is no room for you, and that the world is a dangerous place to live and therefore you must be careful what you do. This may lead to, I will not invest, I will keep my money under my pillow because the word’s financial system is about to crash, and many other wrong ways of thinking and behaving. But this is not a helpful position to be in. When you have such a philosophy, you will not be able to do much with your life, and you will not be able to live the life you imagine.
Begin to see yourself living in a great world. Focus on the good and tune out the bad and the ugly. Yes there are things that are not going well in our world, but there are more right things taking place than you could ever imagine. If you are one of those who go home and immediately switch on the television because you want to keep abreast of the happenings around you, this is something you may have to reconsider. When you want a mind ready to take on the possibilities in our world, you have to be selective about what you watch, listen to, and read. If you happen to have friends and family who are bent on saying negative things about the world we live in and about how we are all doomed, learn to spend less time with them. Remember, you become like the people you hang around with the most. What you focus on most of the time is influencing you and affecting you positively or negatively. Start today by focusing on the good in the world than the bad and the ugly. Life is too short to spend it on things that take the wind out of your sail.