Dweck and talks about “growth mindset”. It’s a simple yet profound idea that we can in fact “grow” our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems and creating a paradigm shift in traditional education methods of evaluation and teaching.
His truest gift I believe was his voice. He gave his voice to the insanity of war in Good Morning Vietnam. He gave his voice to single dads in Mrs. Doubtfire while making most of us pee our pants with laughter. His voice stood for the culture shocked immigrant in Moscow on the Hudson. His voice rekindled our inner-child with Hook, Popeye, Jack, Jumanji and Aladdin. Courageous enough to take on unpopular roles his voice stood for the disenfranchised and homeless in the Fisherking, Mental health was a recurring theme as he lent his voice to the Awakenings
Elie Wiesel wrote this articles opening quote. He was a survivor of the Nazi death camps of WWII. The law of averages suggests that he should not have survived. The law of survivor averages further suggests that he should have been bitter, vengeful, and insane from the horror he lived through as an impressionable young person but instead he became a prolific and celebrated author of stories filled with the triumph and resilience of the human spirit, surviving the darkness of humanity.
So often we make decisions from fear and worry especially when it comes to taking a leadership role. I too have had times where I questioned whether or not I should take a leadership position because I was so worried about being judged. But I realized that worrying so much about the opinions of others stops me from being ME! I knew I had to start letting go of the what ifs’.
With the launch of the Positive Music Imperative, comes also their launch of the official first Positive Music album. Music from 4 continents, and 15 singers mostly singer/songwriters converge together to create a very special album. Your Best Life, is an album to bolster your self image, and give you hope and extend your vision of possibilities. You can support your Positive Music indie community by going here and purchasing this album. If you know somebody who’s in need of having the motivation boosted but has little or no cash after paying for the essentials, please tell them they can go here and download the album for free. An initiative from the artists who are motivated to always lend a hand up.
It seems as if our words are the Laws of our Life. If we lie and exaggerate with negative intention our lives tend to get extremely tied up. Yet, on the other end of the scale, if you speak with truth and reason with positive intentions our life will tend to ‘pave itself’. Of course there are points in between these two poles and due to their degree and its’ intention, our life tends to match with that degree. This is important to be aware of in your life, and I would recommend observing it when your inner awareness is sparked.
The over-stimulation of the modern world can create a detachment from the present moment, causing you to be sucked into the chaos. Positivity is a choice that can only happen if you create space between the input of stimulation and your reaction to it. Cultivating quiet in your life and your mind can create this space.