This month’s edition of “5 great quotes” (plus one terrific picture) gives us some ideas about how to develop a different mindset around the economic woes affecting our nation and us personally. Once again, here are words of wisdom from current and ancient sages:
The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how we use them.
2. Jamie Paolinetti
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
3. Bernadette Roberts
When there is no longer a cyclone, there is no longer an eye. So the storms, crises and sufferings of life are a way of finding the eye. When everything is going our way we do not see the eye and feel no need to look for it. But when everything is going against us, then we find the eye.
4. Theodore Rubin
The problem isn’t that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
5. Charles C. West
We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn it is God who is shaking them.1
Takeaway points: Shifting our perspectives can help us make it through this difficult, if not harrowing, economic time.
What’s your favorite quote? Do you have suggestions as to how we can be resilient in this economy?