MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Imprisoning ourselves

I was chatting with a friend and learned he had battled and conquered prostate cancer this past summer. We’ve known one another for years and I have always appreciated and been inspired by his drive and a positive mindset. Like myself, my friend has often fixed things on his end before heading directly to his physician. I know some will strongly disagree with this, however, my friend and I are both adults and we know ourselves.

As we discussed our health journeys, all I kept thinking to myself was “Physician, heal thy self.”

This morning in my Facebook memories, a quote I had posted by Bob Proctor appeared from 2010.

 “The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.”

I will hold onto, value, and live by this belief, always. All too often, we imprison ourselves with our own negative or self-abusing thoughts. Now and then, I slip and fall victim to a negative thought or two that bleeds into my core, but I quickly extinguish the negativity and move forward, filling the gap with powerful thoughts that supplement my inner perseverance.

I am sure my students sometimes tire of me stressing the use of positive thinking but they eventually learn how much it works and how much power they discover within themselves. Quite often, former students in college or career, contact me for a brush-up positivity course or to be rejuvenated. I never tire of those reconnects and cherish them.

Too often, we’re reassured and comfortable when we remain inside our individual boxes, or boxes share by others with thinking that is not positive-driven. For years, I had a small taped-up box that my sons or students would literally kick inside the house as a gesture of not only stepping outside their box but kicking that box out of their way so they would not be lured to return to it.

We must never limit ourselves by our own thinking or by limiting thoughts or ideas imposed by others. Too often, we allow others to rent space in our own minds. Never! Evict them!

Now, to strengthen my own plan for the day I am stating my daily morning affirmation, Make It A Great Day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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