Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream of things that never were and say why not? The real difference between men is energy. A strong will, a settled purpose, an invisible determination can accomplish almost anything and in these lies the distinction between great men and little men. Sometimes, life doesn’t always present the perfect scenario on a platter of gold. Only men, who take a moment to think, plan to grab it from life. You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration. No matter how small things are around you, you’ve got to think about the big things while you are doing the small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. Your daily decisions, the choices you make per hour, the places you go to all point to the direction of your dream. Do first things first, the activities that give you the highest return. In that way, you keep distraction to a minimum.
Actions always have consequences; realistic thinking helps you know what those consequences could be. The decisions that matter relate directly to your purpose. If you open yourself up to possibility thinking, you open yourself up to many possibilities. You cannot dig a hole in a different place by digging the hole deeper. Don’t just try harder at the same old thing, make a change. Rearrange your priorities through reflective thinking. When failure isn’t an option, nothing serves a person better than realistic thinking. The power to create anew lies in your thoughts. ‘’ye are gods’’ says the holy book. Disappointment is the difference between expectation and reality. The disappointment of life sometimes is the pressure we need to create new possibilities. Don’t wait till the pressure swallow you, preserve the right mental attitude – the attitude of courage, frankness and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. If you think you have a great idea, don’t let anybody talk you out of it even if it sounds foolish. Find the one thing you do well and don’t do anything else. An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Always be on the lookout for ideas, be indiscriminate as to the source. If you combine the thoughts you have and the thoughts others have, you come up with thoughts you never had. ‘’ he who is taught only by himself has a fool for a master’’ says John C Maxwell in his book titled ‘’Thinking for a change’’. Whenever you go out of the doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high and fill in the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine, greet your friends with a smile and put soul into every hand clasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do and veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you will like to do and then as the days go gliding by, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfilment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide, the element it needs. Picture in your mind, the able earnest, useful person you desire to be and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you to that particular individual. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. We are gods in the chrysalis.