Today I got one that was super! Just a tweak... a new perspective, a seemingly little idea, but with big consequences. It was probably in his book, and I missed it.
First, here's the link to the whole article, which I highly recommend. I've been thinking about Joy AND Focus the last few days, and of course, that was his topic. Hmmm, no wonder it stuck out to me.
And since the latest blogging BUZZ has been about getting sued (!) over using pics from online sources, I ripped out my own quickie illustration, LOL!!
Anyway, I realized I've been focused on the END of the process, the behavior I wanted. The outcome, the success, the victory.
And Tommy says to focus, instead, on the START of the process. To quote from the article:
"Whatever we emphasize with our thoughts, words, or deeds multiplies in our mind. These thoughts become our focus. Our focus dictates our behavior."
So, I need to sow the seeds of right choices by thinking right thoughts, today. I can improve my tomorrow by improving my focus today.
I've talked a lot about CHOICE here, and I think I sort of emphasized the choice of behavior. Sure, that's still true. But I think it just might work better if I started with my choice of FOCUS, and let the behavior flow from that...
I know, clear as mud, LOL! It's a subtle difference, I guess. But when I read it, it sort of clicked with me, and I got excited and encouraged to work on it. Hope you like the article, too, since it will explain it MUCHO better. :-D
My book quote for today: "Right thinking is a choice." --Tommy Newberry, The 4:8 Principle
My verse for today: "Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light."
My quote for today: "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." --Michael Althsuler
Enjoy the Journey,