My good friend Howard Thurman was quoted in a work called Violence Unveiled by Gil Bailie, and what Howard said, was, “Ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
As to how it impacts mood – You get to do your passions. You get to do your joys, whatever it is that brings you joy, that brings you passion, that brings you happiness and glee and delight.
Are you ready to go forth and do those things? Then what are you waiting for? GO FORTH!
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.” – Chuck Swindoll
I visited one of my besties in ancient China for this episode. Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He reputedly wrote the Tao Te Ching, which is the foundation of philosophical Taoism. He’s also a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. How frickin’ cool is that, one of my besties.
Lao Tzu reminds us that we can only control what we can control. If you’re trying to sell something, you can only control whether you ask for the sale, not whether people buy. If you’re making phone calls to people, you can only control whether you dial the phone, not if people pick up and speak with you.
William Faulkner said, in a 1958 interview, “Don’t be a writer, but, instead, be writing. Being a “writer” means being stagnant. The act of writing shows movement, activity, life. When you stop moving, you’re dead. It’s never too soon to start writing, as soon as you learn to read.”
It’s a reminder that you can call yourself anything you want, but until you actually DO the thing you’re talking about, nothing changes. I could call myself the Supreme Ruler of Montgomery County, Kentucky til the cows come home, but until I start Supremely Ruling, the words are meaningless.
A quote from Jon Morrow, who suffers from a spinal muscular atrophy, as he was laying in a hospital bed after a severe car accident. It’s a reminder to accept what is, and to move forward from that point.
Jon’s one of my personal heroes. Despite only being able to move the muscles in his face, he’s bought and sold blogs and become a millionaire. He’s currently the Writer Extraordinaire and Badass Visionary at Smartblogger.com. He also writes at Unstoppable.me.
So, the questions we’re asking today are basically, “Who am I? What am I doing here?”
Well, I just told you that I’m Kriss and I’m the positivity powerhouse, so that pretty much covers that.
What am I doing here? Well, you’re listening to a podcast, so it’s a safe bet I’m podcasting.
Or, you might also be watching this video on YouTube, in which case, I’m videoing.
OR, you could be reading the transcript, in which case, I’m totally typing everything right now.
So, that’s what I’m doing here.