Yeah, But It Won’t Last!

Today is a “weather perfect day” in Las Vegas.  This day followed a record breaking rainfall for any day since records have been kept for Las Vegas.  As I began my 7 a.m. walk, the air was crisp, the birds were singing, and the leaves on the trees gave enough cover to feel a bit cool. 

Then it happened.  The moment-by-moment beauty of the day was haltingly disrupted as a greeted a follow female walker, “This is a glorious reward for all that rain yesterday,” I cheerfully espoused.  Her response?  “Huh? Oh, yeah. But it’s not going to last.”

Lucky for me, I walk very fast and was able to escape the pending doom radiating from this woman.  I was smiling from ear-to-ear knowing that I had just experienced a real time example of how the mind – when untrained and unmonitored – can destroy the present moment’s glory by anticipating the natural evolution of life. 

Do things change?  Heck, yes!  Does knowing that mean you should not appreciate the good times.  Heck, no!  Beautiful flowers can grow through rocks.

Dr. Success Challenge:  How would you act (or what decision would you make today) if you believed good was going to last…at least for the moment?

Optimism and pessimism start in the mind.  Success and happiness start and end in the mind.  Period.  You choose.

Thank you, Andrea T. Goeglein
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About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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