Shut Up & Drive

29 09 2011

It is time for us to get in gear and begin to move in the direction of our goals, dreams, and desires.  In life, we can either choice to move forward or to go backward.  Yes it is that simple.  You see we all have aspirations and what it will take for us to get there is to focus on what lies before us and not look back at what is behind.  After all how can we drive with our car in reverse?  We must choose to put our life gear in drive.   Why do I bring all of this up?  So many of us move through life with a negative outlook instead of finding positive in every situation, circumstance, stop or detour along the way.   Dwelling on negative is like putting our car in reverse and backing up and moving away from possibility and promise.  On the other end of this, a positive outlook is really what it takes for us to move in the direction of possibility and that is what driving is movement. I read recently that Psychologist are convinced that our lives move in the direction of our most dominant thoughts. So what are your thoughts?  Are you focused on positive or negative?   I believe that when we think positive, optimistic thoughts, we flip on our confidence switch which then moves us in the direction of our greatness.  Yes your thoughts really do determine your destination or destiny.

So in essence it is faith that keeps us moving in a positive direction and fear that keeps us stuck in negative.  One of my favorite quotes I use often when I am facilitating a workshop is that “Fear is Faith in Reverse.” I can’t remember where I got this from but I absolutely love this quote because I believe that God made each of us special, different, unique and we can either believe in who we are and what we can do or we can allow negative thoughts or things that have happened to make us doubt of our own opportunities, chances, options and put us in a place of fearing what is even possible in our lives!  Yes we ALL have negative we can focus on that is why this notion of driving is a choice.  As we can choose to look back at what happened or we can look forward at what can and will be.  YES if you are busy driving, you don’t have time to focus on putting that gear in reverse.  So let’s just keep our eyes on the prize, fight to find positive in everything we have been through as we focus on reaching the destination of our desires…..YES sometimes we just have to tell ourselves to SHUT UP with that negative thinking and DRIVE!

We are so busy telling God how big our problems are, instead of telling our problems how Big our God is!!! – Joel Osteen

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.  – Buddha

What we think, we become.  – Buddha

For as a man (or woman) thinketh in his (her)  heart, so is he (or she). – Proverbs 23:7

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