I was outside walking this morning and just had to take a picture of the sky. The clouds were pretty cool looking and the sun looked like it was just ready to break through. It happened to remind me of the following quote…
“The Sun Is Always Shining Behind The Clouds.”
I don’t know about you, but I love that quote! It is a simple reminder that there will always be good times and bad times, and that neither of them will last forever. While we all may get depressed, or down from time to time, we just need to feel it and then move on. While this is sometimes easier said than done, we can always take control of our mind to make it happen. Carol Dweck, in her book, Mindset, talks about two specific mindsets we can take on. The first is a fixed mindset where you”believe that your qualities are carved in stone, which creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over. The other is a growth mindset where we see failure as an opportunity to learn, to grow and become a better person.”¹ Which mindset sounds better to you? I am going with growth.
Why not embrace our failures and weaknesses and look for that silver lining?
Oh—and make sure you get out and enjoy today’s sunshine that busted through those morning clouds. And… if you get a minute, check out Brad Paisley’s song, Behind The Clouds. It should definitely lift your spirits!
Thanks for reading!
¹Brian Johnson’s Philosopher’s Notes—Mindset “http://experiencelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Mindset.pdf. pg. 1, 5
²Paisley, Brad. Behind the Clouds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr2OLQDBHL0