Act As If It Were Impossible To Fail

Dorothea Brande penned this. It was the mantra that led her from being a writer of many unfinished things, to a well respected writer and editor in New York. I have not read her books, I was made aware of her through the Success Magazine Audio series (thanks again Success). I will now seek them out and add at least one of them to my “to read” list.

This little sentence has power. It calls us to believe in success, and it calls us to act successful before we attain it. I have heard the phrase “fake it ’til you make it”. I like this version better. It is more like the pop song “Believe” by Suzie McNeil, “if you just believe”, and act out that belief, you can do anything, be anything. How do you do this?

This is not the full answer, it can’t be, but let me give you a boost for today and maybe this week. You can only hold one mood, one attitude in your head at once. It can either be negative or positive. Stop now, and find a positive thought about, well yourself. Find something to be grateful to God for, a really good one. For the next week, every time a negative thought comes, replace it with the positive thought you just found…repeat!! Then pass it on. Encourage your spouse, child, co-worker, parent or even stranger and make your world, hence the world, a better place.

Posted via email from Cliff Cline