Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Thoughts Are Reality (The Insanity Of Pessimism)
Henry Ford is responsible for one of my favourite quotes. He said "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right".
I think that the power each individual has over their own experience is often underestimated. The fact that our thoughts heavily influence our reality can be seen in countless examples of the placebo effect and self-fulfilling prophecies.
I've seen too many people act as if life is something that's happening to them instead of seeing it as something that they have the power to shape. I think that if we see ourselves as life's victim, that's exactly what we'll become. If we see ourselves as not only the clay, but also as the sculptors, we're capable of so much more.