This week I have had repeated conversations with a variety of folks, clients, family, and associates. Different specifics but the same message. Please listen…….  

What you put out into the world through your expectations/attitude is what you will receive.

If your glass is half or ¾ empty, there is a reason. If your glass is half or ¼ full there is a reason.

Even if you do not believe that what you put out is what you get back, please try to at least see that your attitude is the real source of your joy or your angst (and even your health).

It’s a cold, cloudy rainy day, or, a great day for wine and popcorn while you watch a movie. Which is it? You’re frightened that your business is slowing down, or you are being called into a new direction/expansion. Which is it? You can’t travel yet to see your family, or,you get some quiet time to have reflection and gratitude for the life you have created. Which is it?

Everything on this planet is open to a reframe. To have it looked at in another way. When you look for the positive side, the real, pragmatic, and yet optimistic side of anything in your life that is stressing you or depressing you, what other way could you possibly look at it?

In speaking to a client this week whose business was being seen in a bad light due to a misunderstanding, she could be enraged, defeated, and lost, or she could see an opportunity to assess her business honestly, own the leadership skills she already possesses and call the leader of the other company to have a leader-leader discussion and explain the misunderstanding. What an amazing opportunity to stand up for herself and own her role as a business owner. No matter what the results would be she would come out ahead.

When we put out an energy that says “I’m looking for a fight or at least opposition,” guess what you are going to get. AND you cannot play the victim since you got what you were looking for, you’re blessed. If you have a clear, concise, view of where you want you or your company to go, and know that with focus, action, and intent you can make it happen, guess what? You start noticing connections and/or opportunities you wouldn’t have noticed when you weren’t clear on what you wanted or who you wanted to become. 

We can’t control all of the outside world. What we can control however is how we respond to it and what we do to make it work for us. This world is yours. That is both a frightening and a freeing position. It means that you have the power in your hands to succeed or to fail.

Every time you create a story, notice if it supports your optimism or your defeatism. Every time you create a story, notice if you are coming out ahead or If you are being victimized, abandoned, or left behind. You wrote the story – change it to support your going forward not your being left behind. Then watch what happens.

You will be shocked, delighted, and free to recognize that the world is yours and as you grow you get to keep deciding what version of the world and of you, you want to live in. It’s amazing – a miracle in motion – and a gift from you and Spirit.


About Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.