Wednesday, September 15, 2004
The most important message I stress is that we are not victims, but can take control of our lives. No one should ever rely on luck or a deus ex machina to make them happy. That lottery ticket will not make you happy. That does not mean becoming Polyanna and ignoring all sad or bad events. We need to face and recognize negatives and weaknesses, but move beyond them in a positive way to explore all the possibilities. The book "Optimal Thinking" contains some excellent self diagnosis tests and processes to gain this ability. I heartily recommend it to all.