I choose the meaning of the events of
my life. I either help myself or harm myself by the choice I make.
There is no reason to interpret any event in a negative manner. When a
bad thing happens, putting a negative spin on it only makes it worse. I
can take a bad day and make it into the worst day of my life.
Each day I decide whether I will make mountains out of the molehills of
life. When challenges happen, some people see mountains, some see
molehills, and others see no hills at all. It all depends on what they
are looking for. If I believe my dreams are impossible, I spin
mountains of impossibility in my mind.
I am a positive mind-spinner. I am an expert at putting a positive spin
on the events of my life. Not everything that happens is good;
nevertheless, no event is so bad that I cannot make something good come
out of it. My challenge is to take what happens and make it into
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In my youth, I thought I needed a mountain of faith if I wanted to move
mountains. I was wrong.
Faith isn't about size. Faith is about your inner vision, your way of
looking at the world. When you have faith, you can see things that
other people cannot see, and you are willing to do whatever it takes and
committed to making things happen.
It only takes a speck of faith to move mountains, but it takes a massive
commitment to make it happen.
I used to sit around wondering how I could muster enough faith to make
my dreams come true. There weren't any faith stores in my neighborhood
where I could purchase some faith. There weren't any faith pills I
could pop into my mouth and suddenly faith would sweep through my life.
The only thing I found was obstacles, naysayers, and critics who said my
dreams were impossible; they assured me that my dreams would never
Thank God I didn't listen to the prophets of doom. Contrary to their
predictions and in spite of all the obstacles, I am living proof that
dreams come true.
I discovered that when I am willing to do whatever it takes, when I am
willing to take the next step, when I am willing to take the risk and
accept the consequences, then I have all the faith I need to make my
dreams come true.
I worked in Saudi Arabia for eleven years saving up Freedom Chips
because I was willing to do whatever it takes. I purchased a catamaran
because I was willing to take the next step, and then I sailed around
the world because I was willing to take the risk and accept the
I found out that living my dreams didn't require a mountain of faith.
It only takes a speck of faith to start moving in a positive direction.
Don't sit around waiting for a mountain of faith to drop into your
life. A speck of faith is all you need to start living your dreams.
Sand dreams aren't all the same. Although it's exciting to slide down
slip faces on hundred foot dunes, it's equally fun to cruise at forty
miles an hour over sandy plains.
Rolling hills of sand stretch endlessly before your eyes, and you glide
across the sand like a yacht skimming over Pacific Ocean swells. You
feel like you're sailing in a sea of sand, but in this ocean, the waves
aren't moving. You're sailing over waves of sand frozen in time.
Cruising through the sandy swells feels like sailing offshore, but
there's a difference. When we're offshore, we don't get to stop at
night; we keep on sailing. When we're sailing our sand dreams, we can
stop anytime and anywhere we want. When we've had enough fun for the
day, we tuck in behind a dune, set up our tents, gather round our
campfire, and revel in the goodness of life.