What gets your mind into a can-do place?

I write about inspiration and attitude.  I try to live what I write about, but sometimes I’m challenged to keep a positive attitude and to stay inspired, too… just like everybody else.  Publishing articles on my blog is one of the ways I use to keep my chin up.

Why?  Because there’s something to be said about the power of seeing someone else’s story and really digging it in a way that you say to yourself, “Wow, if they can be so brave, or strong, or committed, or whatever, certainly I can strive for that too.”  By sharing it with others, I bring the energy of the story into a present-centered place so I experience it more fully.

Joy Another way that I keep on a positive track is by reading inspiring biographies and autobiographies, as well as true and fictional accounts of folks overcoming the odds and reaching higher levels of potential.  I also keep a steady stream of spiritually uplifting novels, philosophical introspections, and “how to” books on positive thinking by my bedside.

You should see my shelves.  You’d think I have a wide variety of interests because you’ll find books like Alex Zanardi’s My Sweetest Victory, Heinrich Harrer’s Seven Years in TibetFrom Sea to Shining Sea by James Alexander Thom, Yeager: An Autobiography by Chuck Yeager, A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell, Illusions by Richard Bach (still my favorite novel of all time), Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza, Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh, David Schwartz’ The Magic of Thinking Big… and the list goes on!

On the surface, these titles might seem to be all over the place, but I can tell you that they definitely share a common thread.  They get my mind into a can-do place.

What about you?  What gets your mind into a can-do place?

 

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Angela Loëb helps people rediscover and use their gifts so they can bring who they are to what they do.  To learn more, please visit: www.insyncresources.com.
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