Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale
I just need to post something since I haven't for a few days. Today is April 1, though this post will show up as a few days ago because I created it then, just by pasting the quote from that day in this thing. I thought about responding to the quote with some of my "philosophizing" but I don't really feel like it anymore. The quote is very George Kelly, however, who I am reading about today in preparation for the personality psychology test I need to take tomorrow. Kelly was the topic of class a few weeks ago, but why read it then when the test is still 2 weeks out? So here I am, reading three weeks of class material in 2 days in order to score a mid 70's grade on the test. This is how I do it. I've gotten a 90 and two 70's range grades on exams for that class so far. I don't think I ever worried much about grades, they have always come easily enough for me. Even in this class, my exam average isn't A material, but with the papers we've written I have an 87% for the class. With this final exam and the final paper it is possible that I could pull off an A- for the semester. Which is why I am putting some effort into preparing for this test. I don't care if I end up with an A or B in the class, so long as I pass it, which I will. When the possibility of an A is high, and the goal proximity is close, I am OK with changing my thoughts to change my world, and put some more effort into it...
The rest of this post can be found in the Ajax's Whimsical Revolution ebook for Amazon's Kindle. The book is a compilation of my favorite posts, 78 to be exact, of which this is one. If you don't have a Kindle e-reader you can download the free Amazon Kindle app for PC or Mac.
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