If you have heard me speak at seminar or participated in one of my programs you may have heard me speak about attitude, and how attitude plays a big part in our success in life. One of the attributes of somebody with a great attitude is their ability to see the good in others and in situations. This can be challenging at times when in reality there seems to be no good to be found. One of the universal laws 'The law of polarity' states that everything has a negative and a positive side to it, so therefore, if you have the right attitude you will be able to see the good in everything. By doing this you can create for yourself a much more fulfilling life and you will easily begin to notice opportunities, right under your nose, opportunities that perhaps you had missed in the past.
Find the good in people & situations.
To help you better understand the importance of being able to see the good in things, I’m going to share a story with you from Earl Nightingale's recording of his "Lead the Field" program. Part two of the program is called “Acres of Diamonds”. In this part of the recording he makes reference to a true story of an African farmer who had heard about other farmers making millions by discovering diamond mines. He was so excited about the prospect of making millions by discovering diamonds for himself that he sold his farm and spent the rest of his life wondering the African continent searching, unfortunately unsuccessfully, for these valuable gleaming gems.
Earl goes on to talk about this story and how the farmer eventually wears himself out and ends up throwing himself into a river and drowning from despair. The interesting thing about this story is that back on the farm the farmer who had bought the land was crossing a small stream on the property one day when there was a bright flash of red-blue colors from the streams bottom. He bent down and picked up the sparkling stone, noticing that it was quite a large stone and it was as little bit different to anything he’d seen before and so ended up putting it on his fireplace mantel as an interesting object. Weeks went past and one day a visitor came to his house and picked up the stone, he looked really closely at it. He asked the farmer if he knew what he'd found. When the farmer indicated that he thought it was just a piece of crystal the visitor told him he'd found one of the largest diamonds ever discovered. The farmer had a bit of trouble believing that because the stream where he had found the stone was full of similar stones, probably not as large as the one the visitor was holding but there was a lot of them.
What jewels are going unnoticed in your life?
When you go back to the start of the story, think about the first farmer who had sold his property to go and find diamonds elsewhere he searched the entire African continent. When in fact the land that he had sold turned out to be the most productive diamond mine in the entire African continent. That first farmer had owned acres of diamonds outright and he had sold them for practically nothing in order to look for diamonds elsewhere. He couldn't see the good right under his nose.
Imagine if that first farmer had taken time to study and prepare himself, to learn what diamonds looked like in their rough state, if he had thoroughly explored his own property before looking elsewhere, his wildest dreams would have come true.
Your mind is your richest resource
So I ask you, to now think about the acres of diamonds that you have going unnoticed. The potential that you already have, that you are not noticing. The fact is that you actually do have acres of diamonds deep within you, like many others around you; you may not be trained to see them. All you are seeing is the rough state.
With wisdom and patience you can intelligently and effectively explore the hidden potential within yourself. By doing this you will find the riches that you seek, whether they be better relationships, optimal health, creating a successful business or career, financial increase or intangible things or all of the above.
What you may be seeking externally is likely to be hidden within you. Do you look at others and think you could never be like them, thinking that the pasture is greener somewhere else. It's been said that if the other person’s pasture appears to be greener than yours, it's quite possible that it's getting better care.
Your mind is your richest resource. Everything you do has opportunity lurking within it but if you are not trained to see it and you are not cultivating or caring for your mental faculties, you remain unaware of the deep reservoirs of potential within yourself. You are not tending to your own pastures. Without awareness you will never be able to spot the acres of diamonds right beneath your nose.
If you are happy with things as they are, in all areas of your life, then by all means, keep them that way. But remember there is great fun in finding the diamonds hiding within you.
Start finding your own diamonds in the rough today. Ask yourself:
Are you trained to spot your diamonds?
There are opportunities surrounding you right now in every area of your life and with the right attitude and an understanding of your hidden potential you will be able to find those diamonds and create the life that you truly seek.
I encourage you to take time out to find your diamonds and if you're not sure how to do that I am still taking registrations for the next group program beginning in May (places are limited), where you will be given all the tools you will need to uncover your very own acre of diamonds. Simply email me for more information.
To your ongoing journey of success
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