The Seven Day Mental Diet does one thing for sure, it reminds me just how negative my mind and my mouth can be.
I watched Iron Lady last night and although that movie could have been a lot better, Streep deserved the Oscar. She portrays Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of The United Kingdom from 1979-1990 and the first woman Prime Minister. There is a scene where she is much older and is forced my her daughter to see a doctor. He is asking her alot of questions about how she feels. Her response is great, “People don’t think any more. They feel . . . D’you know, one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than thoughts and ideas.” She tells the doctor to ask her what she thinks and he does.
She goes on to say, “Watch your thoughts for they become your words. Watch your words for them become your actions. Watch your actions for they become your habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. Watch your character for that becomes your destiny. You are your thoughts.” Her father always said that she tells us. I may not have that exactly but it’s the close.
Whether or not you agree with Margaret Thatcher’s political views everyone would have to agree that she stood up for what she believed and one of the things she believed was that your thoughts are what you become. And she certainly left a mark on history. I admire her for having the guts.
I’m a street kid from Lynn, MA, to survive that and 6 brothers you had to have guts, so I feel a little akin to Maggie and that makes me feel good about me, again because I admire her for standing up for what she believed, not necessarily WHAT she believed.
My fantastic husband, Mark Januszewski, The World’s Laziest Networker tell us all that we can NOT see the greatness in someone else unless there is greatness in us.
Anyway the movie helped me this week on my mental diet journey. AND I am going to need all the help I can get because we are launching Go90Grow on May 3rd!
Mahalo and Aloha from Kauai!