Every adversity has a silver lining – if you so choose to LOOK for it!”
- And it's true, my friend ...

As the world goes through upheaveals galore, none more so personified by the COVID-19 panic (poetic justice??), there seems to be no better time than to tell you what I just did in the subject line of this e-mail.

Napoleon Hill nailed it in “Think and Grow Rich”, and as I NEVER EVER grow tired of repeating – here is the exact quote … one of my FAVORITE quotes along with the other Claude Bristol quote about the magic of believing that I’ve repeated so many times –

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

‘Tis true, my friend. ‘Tis very true … and as I write this, another thought that struck me – how far as we along in terms of artificial intelligence – for a few YEARS now?

Many may not have noticed it, but the search engines these seem to literally PREDICT what one is thinking, and this was brought home to me yet again as I looked for a dream interpretation for a dream I had last night – – and even BEFORE I typed the words in – – there they were on the search bar!

Thoughts indeed are things, my friend – – and computers these days believe it – – but humans still don’t!

I do however KNOW – for a fact – that there can NEVER, EVER be a super computer built to rival the human mind. As Dr. Maltz (Pyscho Cybernetics) and many others have noted, the sheer nature of the human brain where it processes billions – or MORE – of “incoming connections” at the same time would mean that you’d need to build a super computer the size of NYC to even START to rival it.

And that’s not even taking into account EVOLUTION – for the better, hehe (as opposed to the other way around!).

Now, where was It?

Ah yes. Adversity, and silver living.

Lets take the current COVID-19 crisis (or what people have turned into a crisis) for example.

Most moan about lost jobs, lost and future lost income, and “time wasted” – and worry about falling sick – or WORSE.

Most complain about the time being “spent at home” when they don’t want to be doing it.

And so forth. And yet, most of thee people are the ones that complain the MOST about being “stuck in the office and not having time to do what they want”, for one!

Not having time to get fit. Not having time to spend with family. Not having time for myself. And so forth.

Now that they do, what happens??

You get the picture, my friend.

I truly DO believe the current crisis was one decided by the Universe in all its wisdom to SEND US A MESSAGE – and see if we listen.

Take a step back. Smell the roses. Take the time off to do something productive. Write that book. Get in SHAPE – at home.

Spend time with family, and loved ones – – perhaps the most important of them all!

And so forth.

In terms of fitness, lets say you’re grossly overweight – or have let yourself go.

Well – look at the positive. Things can only go up from here – and when you look back at your version of “120 or more – 60” kgs – – think of the sense of accomplishment you’ll FEEL and BASK in.

Think of how GOOD you’ll feel – if you just take the time NOW And today – to focus on the POSITIVE – in any situation!

Focus on finding the positive in any situation, even one so seemingly dire as the current COVID-19 crisis – and I bet you “my Betsy” that you’ll find it and then some!

Well, my friend, that’s it for now. I’ll be back later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – More such motivational tips are available in Gumption Galore, and if that’s your cup of tea, go right here to grab it – https://0excusesfitness.com/gumption-galore/

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