I want to say thanks to all of my new followers, and to the people who have volunteered to write a guest post on this blog. I am enjoying the hell out of writing these posts, and I am glad to see others are enjoying reading them.
This upcoming week, I plan on publishing two posts from other writers. It should be really cool to see what they have to say.
When I drove home from work today – sitting in LA traffic – I was thinking about this movie I saw a few years ago called The Secret. The premise of the movie is that the thoughts we project are the realities that we will live in.
We all remember learning in school that one of the basic laws of science is that energy is neither created nor destroyed, only transferred. And…along those lines – what the “secret” says is that when we project positive thoughts, or energy, that same positive energy will circulate and eventually find its way back to us in one way or another.
It makes, sense, right? I mean. Think about it. Even NFL players use this method to achieve success. They call it confidence. Essentially what confidence does…it gives us a positive outlook on a yet undetermined outcome. And when the positive outlook turns into a positive result, it only strengthens our confidence, and our ability to continue projecting positive thoughts. And so on, and so on…
The last few years I have been working very hard on seeing the world through a positive filter. I still stay grounded in reality. But, instead of looking at the negative side of an issue. I flip the script. And think of the issue from a positive angle.
Not only does this way of thinking help your personal and professional relationships, but it also helps the relationship you have with yourself. You begin to see the positive traits you possess, and you spend less time dwelling on all the negative aspects of your personality.
What started as a real effort, has become effortless. My default way of thinking is no longer negative. Rather, I think positive, and try my best to stay optimistic (which obviously does not always work…but…I try!)
Unforgiven & Braveheart
I read a lot about movies and screenwriting. And every once and while, I come across some really cool stuff. And this past week, I came across a cool video about the awesome movie Unforgiven (1992) and a podcast about the equally terrific movie Braveheart (1995). (I know these are total dude movies. But, they BOTH won the Academy Award for Best Picture in their respective years!)
The video basically discusses how Unforgiven is an “anti-western” because it does not strictly follow the genre characteristics of a “true western.” Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven
And the podcast is a brief discussion – about the creation of Braveheart – with Randall Wallace, the film’s screenwriter. Podcast with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace
Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for being a part of my blog!