One of the books is Viktor Frankl “Man’s Search for Meaning”
A slim book that recounts not only the author’s experience of being in a German concentration camp but his understanding of how people survived the horrors of that situation.
It’s a remarkable story with the underlying belief that “when we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. This reminds me of the power of our thoughts and our attitudes and to be mindful of what we think. We may find ourselves in situations that we don’t like or want but it will be our attitude and thoughts that determine how we cope with that situation. Sometimes it is too easy to blame others, the media, the government but we are in charge of our own perceptions and have it within our control to chose our way forward.
“Everything can be taken from a man except one thing – the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances. To choose one’s own way”.
The other book that I have recently returned to compliments Victor Frankl’s philosophy – “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. An incredibly positive book that explains the principle behind being in charge of our own lives. What we think is generally what we get and that to attract abundance in your life then you need to persistently think about it. This may seem easy but if we have about 6000 thoughts a day it’s important to have the thoughts that will get us to where we want to be.
It works on the principle of the law of attraction and that nothing comes into your life, good or bad, unless you summon it through persistent thought. One way of being aware of our thoughts is to ask yourself how you are feeling. If you feel miserable then you are probably having miserable thoughts. Make the choice of shifting your feelings by changing your thinking. Many highly successful entrepreneurs use powerful thinking to bring about change and the great thing about it is that we can all do it.
So “what you think about the most or focus on the most will appear in your life” so why not take charge of your thoughts and bring about the changes you want.