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You can't steal second base with your foot still on first.

Updated: Jul 30, 2023



First things first... Why should you care?

Our emotional state dictates the quality of our life. The 30 Days of Positivity Challenge is a daily personal challenge designed to condition the mind and body to maintain a positive emotional state. Our mindset contributes to 80% of our success. So, this challenge forces you to reprogram your mindset for success. When we're in a good mood and have a positive mindset, the probability of us being more productive, having better relationships, and making more money goes up. On the other hand, when we're in a bad mood and have a negative mindset, the opposite tends to occur.

Imagine living in a mansion but you're always upset, stressed, anxious, or sad. On the other hand, imagine living in a townhouse but you're always peaceful and happy. Your quality of life has everything to do with how you feel about yourself and the world around you. Your focus becomes your future. So, focus on nurturing a positive emotional state. Our feelings give us clues about the state of our emotions and environment, and tell us if we're progressing in the right direction. Progress equals growth. This challenge helps you to grow positive feelings to attract positive people and things into your life.

Let's get started with today's challenge!

Let's Get To The Point

Some of us don't see the change we want in our lives because we've been expressing our desires instead of our decisions. Desires are things that would be nice to have, but we could live without them. A decision means there's no other option or caveat to consider. It's a necessity and not an option. For example, if you make a decision to be in a monogamous relationship there's no other option. You'll focus on that relationship with all your intention because that's your decision. On the other hand, if you desire to be in a monogamous relationship, you might find yourself cheating because you haven't made a real decision to actually be committed to the relationship. You've only expressed your desires. Your desires happened to present themselves as decisions. Think about the decisions you've made that are actually desires. Your challenge today is to answer this question: What needs to happen for you to change your desire into a decision?

Full Transcript

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Donnie Thomas:

Sitting in the park, just reflecting and a download that came to me was that you can't steal second base with your foot still on first. Again, you can't steal second base with your foot still on first. And this is applicable in any area of your life. And I know some people would say, "Well, what about those situations where you have that job and people always say, 'You never leave a good job without having another one lined up?'" And yeah, I get that. I totally understand that. But once you leave that job, you're gone.

Donnie Thomas:

You're not calling back, helping them with status reports, asking them and giving them specific information, spending hours and hours giving trainings and all those kinds of things. Once you're gone, you're typically going to sever that cord. And for me, it really resonated with me when it comes to forgiveness/ because a lot of times, we're still holding on to anger. Our foot is still on that anger, but we're saying we want to get to peace and forgiveness, but we can't get there because we're still holding onto the anger and the hurt and all of those other things. And there's so much power, so much power in forgiveness. Some people look at it as a weakness, but it's so much power in forgiveness because that's what allows you, that's one of the things that allows you to get to peace. Love is also another thing that allows you to get to peace. Love, and constantly putting love and peace out there.

Donnie Thomas:

Not only for other people, but for yourself. When we tend to think about how we show up, how we love, we tend to think about everybody else, but ourselves. When it should be God, self, then outward. But a lot of times, we go God, outward, then self. We're the last person. When you're on the plane and they say, "You need to put your mask on first before you help anybody else." I mean, that's basically what you need to do. And I know I'm getting off-topic. I'm rambling right now because I really, really, really was highly impacted by the down low that came to me earlier and I just wanted to share with you all. And it's sending me on so many different, wonderful routes of exploration in my mind. But I definitely wanted to share that with you all. Hope you all are having a wonderful day. This is Day 19 and my 30 Days of Positivity. And I hope you all have a good one. Peace.


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