A Little Exercise in Mindset, Worldview, and Seeing With Fresh Eyes

Here is a delightful thought / exercise from my friend Tawn Ketterman. It was written by Chanie Gorkin. 

 

Today was the absolute worst day ever

And don't try to convince me that

There's something good in every day

Because, when you take a closer look,

This world is a pretty evil place.

Even if

Some goodness does shine through once in a while

Satisfaction and happiness don't last.

And it's not true that

It's all in the mind and heart

Because

True happiness can be attained

Only if one's surroundings are good

It's not true that good exists

I'm sure you can agree that

The reality

Creates

My attitude

It's all beyond my control

And you'll never in a million years hear me say

Today was a very good day

 

Now read it from bottom to top, the other way and see what I really feel about my day. You can either use the above text and just read up, or use the text below, which is the reversed order. Whatever is easier for you, or try it both ways.

 

Today was a very good day

And you'll never in a million years hear me say

It's all beyond my control

My attitude

Creates

The reality

I'm sure you can agree that

It's not true that good exists

Only if one's surroundings are good

True happiness can be attained

Because

It's all in the mind and heart

And it's not true that

Satisfaction and happiness don't last.

Some goodness does shine through once in a while

Even if

This world is a pretty evil place.

Because, when you take a closer look,

There's something good in every day

And don't try to convince me that

Today was the absolute worst day ever


Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International
BrianRice@lcileaders.org