Monday, February 6, 2012

We Write The Script

The events of our lives are just data.  What matters to us are the stories we make up based on the data.  In other words, events only have the meanings we give them.  We can choose whether we assign positive meanings or negative meanings to those events.  For example, if my boss sets high standards for my performance I can choose that he is picking on me and feel awful.  Or I can choose that he wants me to perform at my potential and feel honored by the attention.  The choice is mine.  Generally we all choose the negative spin on events.  We can learn to create positive spins.  It's all in our heads, anyway.

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