Wisdom from Jim Smith, Jr.

Have you heard these sayings before?

• “You’ll keep getting what you’re getting as long as you keep doing what you’re doing!”
• “The insanity principle is doing the same thing but expecting different results!”
• “If nothing changes, nothing changes!”

These statements all pertain to personal power reinventing oneself and change. More importantly, they all pertain to choice. You have to choose to change YOU.

Throughout my life, from childhood through college, corporate career to business owner, wedding day to divorce court, I’ve encountered people who were in situations they loathed but, for whatever reason, chose not to change how they responded to or viewed the situation. In most instances, the situation or circumstances never changed and neither did the people because most of them kept expecting the circumstances to change. We have to be the change.

Would you agree that most people want to live happily and fulfilled? Then what’s the fly in the ointment? I suggest it’s our mindset. How often do you smile? Is something always on your mind? Lighten up! We get old because we stop having fun. We need to live more, love more and laugh more. The negative circumstances that hold your thoughts and dreams hostage are just that – circumstances….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Jim is a highly sought-after trainer and power speaker, as well as the president and CEO of JIMPACT Enterprises, Inc.

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Magdika Cecilia Perez

thank you

Magdika Cecilia Perez

thank you

Marianne Good
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M5 years ago

Thanks for posting!

Shirley E.
Shirley E6 years ago

It's all true but people stay in stuck situations because they don't see a choice they find preferable. There are always choices, of course, but for example a woman may stay in an abusive relationship because she doesn't have anywhere to go or the means or confidence to support herself. Someone may become a full time carer for an elderly parent because they feel that's what they should do ... or they don't want to see a valuable inheritance disappear into the coffers of a residential home. Staying put is as much a choice as moving on, but choice it is.

Dawn G.
Dawn Harvey6 years ago

Thank you

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Winn A6 years ago


Lin Moy
Lin M6 years ago

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Geetha Subramaniam

Thanks for posting.

Lynn C.
Lynn C6 years ago

Thanks for the post.