“Weeds don’t have to have any encouragement to grow. You don’t have to water them, they don’t have to get sunshine, they don’t have to have fertile ground, they will grow through the cracks of a sidewalk. But if you want to grow orchids, or roses, or any kind of exotic flowers, there are specific processes and procedures that you must go through. Whereby the same token, you don’t have to force yourself or motivate yourself to think negatively. To be depressed, to hate somebody, to want revenge, to want to get back at somebody, to beat yourself up over the head, to feel loaded with guilt, you don’t have to make any effort to do that. Your mind is on automatic, it will do that by itself. But if you want to begin to move into your own personal greatness, if you want to begin to really enjoy a happy, successful, healthy life, you have to be willing to go against the tide, you have to be able to harness your will, and say in spite of this, I’m in control here!”
I think Les Brown was right on the money… so when are you going to go against the tide and harness your will?
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