In the long run, we only hit what we aim at. Thoreau

What does Thoreau mean by that quote?  Sometimes we hit a lot of things that we don’t aim at……………..literally his quotation isn’t completely true!

So what was he “getting at”? The English language (and all others) have so many similar meanings for words and gestures…………even tonal sounds and body language that it’s a wonder we don’t get more confused than we do when trying to understand others! And now with the arrival of Facebook and texting…………..communicating successfully is even more of a challange!

Thoreau’s comment means that what we concentrate on……….focus on……….really believe can happen……………really want to happen…….happens most of the time! Why are some people more successful than others in this exercise? They try harder! They REALLY FOCUS!

So create your own world…………….what do you want? Do you belive you should have it? Do you believe you can get it? Then get it!  Be specific in what you want………….if it’s a car, what color, what type of motor, automatic/shift, big/little, gas mileage, dependability, etc. Don’t just say you want a car!!!!! Then you’ll just get a car! It’ll be too late to say, “but I wanted a green 4-door one!”

If you don’t like what you have……………….change it! You can do it!

“If you can’t be with the one you want, love the one you’re with!”  Great song!

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About Life's Lessons- Last Times

A gentleman having traveled down many roads. I've made my life easier by reading books by other people who have had trips down different roads than I have. I want to help others by sharing my efforts to understand change in ways they might understand and benefit from. Life is good...............just not always easy! Author, 4 short plays Actor, 2 movies, Board Chair of Local Theater , Gardener, Barbershop Quartet member
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