Yes, once we have made the decision to change our lives for the better, and persist at it on a daily basis, our will to live increases exponentially, we wake up every morning actually looking forward to whatever may face us, because now we know we will do whatever it takes to solve a problem intelligently...
Unless it has something to do with early American history or some classifications of science, I have not watched television or read a newspaper in approximately 11 years...thats a fact!
It was about that time that it suddenly dawned on my happy self that I was not really thinking, I only thought I was thinking.
Actually, as with most of us, my brain was absorbing all the ___________ opinions(oh yes, you fill in the blank) of all those folks who spoke on the radio and television, and who wrote articles and stories in magazines, newspapers, books, and other assorted materials...and then blurting out what I thought were my thoughts.
When it came to actually controlling my own thoughts, rationalizing them, and then coming to my own decisions, I was very sadly lacking.
So how was I supposed to change? How was I going to alter the way I was functioning in this world? If I were going to accomplish one of my ambitions of helping others(changing them), then I first had to change myself...in other words, if I am going to feed someone, I better have the food to do it with.
The first stop on my list was to that fasinating place we refer to as the public library. With the help of those great folks there, I walked out with three books, one on “thinking,” one on the “brain.” and one about the “mind.” Then I plopped my studious self in my vehicle, and headed for the countryside to a state park...also hauled along some water, a little food, lots of water, three or four pens, and a largee quantity of paper to take notes on.
It wasn't long before my conscious mind decided that I had to set some goals...at the top of the list was to write down what type of person I wanted to be, what type of books, etc. did I need to study, and to dig really down deep into my soul and decide what I believe about a god, a hereafter, the type of people I wish to associate with, and many other areas of my life---one of the absolute neccessities was to turn off the television.
Delving, once again, deep into the neurons of my brain, I realized that I had to make some very serious decisions about what I would and would not do...and stick with them! Becoming very passionate about what and how I was going to define as my destiny was an absolute law.
Yes, once we have made the decision to change our lives for the better, and persist at it on a daily basis, our will to live increases exponentially, we wake up every morning actually looking forward to whatever may face us, because now we know we will do whatever it takes to solve a problem intelligently...which in turn will daily increase our confidence in ourselves and all of our abilities, which in turn will cause us to realize that we are all very important, not only to ourselves, but to all of our loved ones, our community, our country, and to the world---and just think, it all happens because you made the decision to think for yourself.
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