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2017 Wisdom.
 
Famed investor Warren Buffett once said “If a cop follows you for 500 miles, you’re going to get a ticket.”  No one is a saint, but you and I can make anyone the reason for my and our woes in this life, with enough — FOCUS.
Focus, can be both positive AND negative in life.
The point is, what you are FOCUSING ON, you will FIND.
 
Positive, or negative.
 
If you believe someone is a crook, you will find evidence of that.
If you believe the world is against you, you will find evidence of that.
If you believe your mother is a saint, you will find evidence of that.
If you believe your dad is a chump, you will find evidence of that.
It is called ‘bias-confirmation.’
 
“Whether you believe you can, or believe that you CAN’T — you are absolutely right.”
 
Focus on the POSITIVE in your life, as you move into 2017.
This Andrews Sister’s Song from December, 1944, seems to say it all.

You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between

You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate his last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they do
Just when everything looked so dark

Man, they said we better, accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
No, do not mess with Mister In-Between
Do you hear me?

Oh, listen to me children and-a you will hear
About the elininatin’ of the negative
And the accent on the positive
And gather ’round me children if you’re willin’
And sit tight while I start reviewin’
The attitude of doin’ right

You’ve gotta accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between

You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom, down to the minimum
Otherwise pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they say
Say when everything looked so dark

Man, they said we better accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
No, don’t mess with Mister In-Between

Let’s go….

John Hope Bryant

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