Once a tribal chief told his tribe a story of two dogs that live in his imagination. One of the dogs he described as fearful and angry, the other courageous and joyful. "These dogs are involved in a constant struggle," he said. One of the members of the tribe asked, "Which dog wins?" The chief answered, "The one I feed."
So it is with each of us. Every day we have a choice. We can choose to focus on negative thoughts that leave us feeling insecure, frightened and cynical, or we can choose to focus on positive thoughts that empower us. We always act upon our thoughts and these thoughts literally become our daily experiences
There are no ideal situations in our life. There will never be. Though we cannot always choose out circumstances, we can choose our attitude. We can choose how we deal with them. Like tools circumstances are neutral. They can be used either for us or against us. A knife can be used to heal or to hurt. A hammer can be used to build or to destroy. It is not the tool itself but the way the tool is used determines its benefits or detriments. It is same with life’s situations also.