"If you believe it's just fine...it is! You create your own reality."
The most powerful lesson I learned from my mother Mimi and my Aunt Ruthie is to take responsibility for my reality. Mimi has always been one to look on the bright side of things and approach problems looking for solutions, choosing to see the silver lining and not the dark cloud. Aunt Ruthie faced serious health problems that would've demolished a lesser person, but rather than give into the pain and be defeated, she always saw herself as being just fine. That positive way of thinking created a reality for her that was full of life and happiness.
In life and work things don't always go as planned, but that's no reason to give up or pass the blame onto someone else. If you take responsibility for having a positive attitude and developing a strategic solution to any problem that arises, you'll be amazed at the unbelievable reality you're able to create.
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