If you’re a parent, I’m sure you remember the why stage your child went through. Although while you are entertaining this stage it may feel a bit daunting, it’s a stage I realize years later (yep, with age comes wisdom – thank goodness for that!) should not be discouraged but rather embraced. Understanding why things happen, why we do certain things or just why something is, is really creation at it’s finest. Our greatest inventions and creations came because someone had a ‘why’, a purpose, an inspiration, a passion. It’s what really sets doers apart from non-doers. It’s what is responsible for every form of transportation we have, every style of communication, every everything. Have you ever wondered why – of course you have and today, we just google it. Call me old school but I still love to read pamphlets, booklets, maps, etc when I travel. I love the digital formats available (thank goodness for Rick Steve’s tours downloaded to my phone) and digital maps but there’s something quietly comfortable to review a paper map and read a pamphlet or booklet to learn why and how something came to be.
Just returning from a 3 week holiday where we visited 4 different countries, I took away some very simple observations and at the same time, I learned so much because I continue to ask why. I’m always intrigued by why and how things were created. After all, every creation started with a thought.
Let’s take Venice, Italy for one example – the floating city (or as some refer to it – the sinking city). My first visit there – I arrived not really knowing what to expect. Loading our luggage onto the water taxi, I found myself questioning what this experience would bring – I’ve been challenged by motion sickness many times in my life but with my studies this past year, I knew I had control over my thoughts. I immediately sat back and started creating positive experience thoughts. 45 minutes later as we disembarked the boat, I had just experienced a most amazingly beautiful ride into this incredible city amass with stories. I found myself researching why and how this truly unique floating city came to be. In reading and at the same time, watching so many people I care about embark on their first MKE journey, a light bulb went off. I knew I would come home from vacation refocused on my thoughts to creating the next chapter of my personal movie. What will your movie look like?
If someone can create a city with no cars built on a swamp, castles like Windsor Castle that stand for almost 1000 years, scale beaches and cliffs like those in Normandy while being attacked, 747s that actually lift off and fly across the world or something as magnificent as Stonehenge – what stops you from creating something?
The power of thought sets us apart from other species. My observation is the more digital we get, the less people think. WHAT?!? We become so conditioned by what is fed to us that our brains begin to relax. I know, you’re probably thinking right now – my brain is surely not relaxed and this woman is crazy! Our brains are on overload from things that clutter it – things that stop us from taking moments of time to sit in GREAT thought. We have so much more potential than most of us use. What is the life you desire? Does it look any different than what you have now? Those who get what they want in life, work hard but as we can learn from great scholars and athletes alike, it is not all in physical performance but rather in mind, in thoughts, in attitude.
Will you join me on this focused thoughtfulness journey? Let’s go down this path together. Together, we can encourage and support one another to become more. We have so much potential. Let’s tap into it. As Napoleon Hill tells us in his best selling book “THINK and grow rich”, not “DO and grow rich”. Are you ready to take your game up a notch? If so, join me on this journey to become all we can be.