You know Murphy’s Law? It’s Idiotic. By Arnie Wohlgemut
Murphy’s Law should never have been written. Here it is, if you have already wiped it from your memory: Everything that can go wrong will go wrong.
Once you allow that to be your thoughts, you’re stuck.
I’m happier today then I’ve ever been. In many ways I’m ‘living the dream’. I’m doing what I’ve dreamed about – and I love it.
Now don’t get me wrong. Not everything is awesome in my life. I have barriers and challenges – pretty much everyday.
But I don’t zero in on everything that was wrong in my life.
Gareth, a pastor friend of mine recently spoke about disappointments and how we all have them. Not the “dog ate my burger before I could take a bite” type of disappointment. The type when a close friend betrays you; a family member steals from you; your kids believe the lies told about you and never speak to you again; an injustice at work; a senseless bombing in Paris.
I could go on and I’m sure many of you could too but …
Think about it!
Could you also list the good things that happen to you? Do you have an attitude of never giving up on your friends, family, your kids, the world?
That old saying, you are what you eat? No. But you really are what you think. What you feed your mind is who you become.
There are so many angry people, bent on fighting for what they want – rarely looking at the bigger picture. That anger feeds into daily life.
As I continue to develop my personal philosophy of life, I realize that I don’t want anger and disappointment to eat at me. It’s a colossal waste of precious time. I can choose. And what I choose will hugely impact how I feel about myself, how I approach the challenges I meet and how I relate to my work colleagues.
I choose to live with vision and expectation – not with anger bound by disappointment.