Wednesday, September 18, 2013
WHY LOOK DOWN WHEN YOU CAN LOOK UP? CHANGING YOUR LIFE WITH WORDS - DAY 112
Have you ever watched people walking and noticed how many people are always looking down? It is one thing if they are old and trying to watch their steps for fear of falling, but I am talking about other people who spend more time looking at the floor than the ceiling, the ground than the sky. It can be a habit that they no longer realize they have acquired, but much of it has to do with how they face life and all the challenges life brings. If they are beaten down by their personal circumstances, if they have lost their confidence (or never had any), if they are depressed, or if they are just generally unhappy they will keep their eyes down and their heads down. Shame, fear, shyness, and embarrassment will also cause them to look down rather than up.
Looking down does not help anything or change anything. So when you are feeling troubled or discouraged go for a walk but don't look down. Force yourself to keep your head erect and your eyes straight ahead. If you pass someone look directly at them; don't look away and certainly don't look down.
If you do this you will find that it changes the way you carry yourself, the way you feel, and the way others perceive you.
Today's message is:
KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!