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What You See Is What You Get

“The thoughts we harbor don’t remain a secret. We attract to us that which is like our dominant thinking. If we dwell on unhappy events, we attract more unhappiness. If we dwell on lost love, we remain lost or without someone to share love” (Smith, 2011).  The same is true for success and failure in employment, business ventures and other relationships in life.

Learn From Your Mistakes 

Too often we begin projects with an “internal defeat mindset”.  This is where we begin to believe that most of our ideas will fail because the same ideas have not worked in the past. We should take a cue from investment marketers whose common disclaimer reads: “Past performance does not guarantee future results.” By the same token, past failures do not guarantee future failures for you or me.  However, we must learn from our mistakes and focus on or successes instead of our failures.  Read more:

 J Thomas Smith is host of “Sunday Morning Live” on “The Real Sound of Htown” KMJQ/Majic 102.1 (9-11 cst). He is an attorneyauthorkeynote speaker and mental health consultant. Your comments are welcome at or Follow on Twitter @drjtsmith102 on and