whatever it takes to get you to try harder read more set your goals and go for it here's the next attitude disease / caution some people never will have much they're too cautious now you can also be too reckless but you can also be too cautious this is called the timid approach to life and my caution was always the risk risk used to drive me right up the wall I used to say what if this happens it's called the language of the poor what if this happens and on top of that if this was to happen look at the fix I be and I better not try I could always ace myself out then I'll tell you what changed my whole life when I finally discovered it's all risky the minute you were born it got risky if you think trying is risky wait till they hand you the bill for not trying if you think investigating risky wait till you get the tab for not investing see it's all risky getting married is risky having children is risky going into business is risky investing your money is risky it's all risky I'll tell you how risky life is you're not going to get out alive that's risky the Englishman says well if that's the way it's going to work out let's give it a go right that's what it's for give it a go somebody says yeah but I'm looking for safety and security fine then huddle in a corner we'll cover you with a sheet bring you three meals a day and we'll protect you feed you look after you care for you we won't let anything happen to you and you'll probably live to be 100 the guy said well yeah I'd live to be 100 but what a way to live right what a way to live safe and secure don't ask for security ask for that venture better to live thirty years full of adventure than 100 years safe in the corner and see it's not important how long you live what's important is how you live here's the next attitude disease we're almost through with this motley list in fact we're almost through hang on the next one is pessimism pessimism the deadly disease of always looking on the bad side the problem side the difficult side checking all the reasons why it can't be done the poor pessimist leads an ugly life he doesn't try to figure out what's right he tries to figure out what's wrong he doesn't look for virtue he looks for faults and when he finds him he's delighted how this is the poor guy looks through the window doesn't see the sunset he sees the specks on the wind and this is the poor guy right who rushes up take such leave of his senses this guy rushes up and he says I've got 5 good reasons why it won't work he's so dumb he doesn't know all you needs one he's got 5 - the pessimist the glass is always half empty - the optimist the glass is half-full why would the same measure affect people two different ways answer it all depends on how you look at it our lives are mostly affected by the way we think things are not the way they are the way we think they are affects us most there's a subject we don't have time to get into tonight called better thinking habits one of the major things Shope taught me when I met him he said poor thinking habits keeps most people poor and not poor working habits most people work hard but they don't think hard and show taught me that the mind is like a factory on mental factory and whatever you think about all day long pours ingredients into this mental Factory and that's what builds the economic social financial fabric of your life he quoted me a Bible phrase that says as you think so you become how awesome when he talked about poor thinking habits he had me I used to start the day reading the morning newspaper I mean you can believe that or not I'd get a cup of coffee and read the paper I'd load up on wars and riots and murders and stabbings and killings and bank robberies and muggings and car wrecks and tragedies I'd even read the back pages I seem to like that stuff for some weird reason I'd load up on all that and then I start the day you can imagine the kind of days I used to have you walk around on your financial knees they call you economic peewee the guy says I want to be a great leader wonderful the first thing we do is following to his house when we get there we walk in and check his library number one somebody says well why check his library the reason is because what a man reads pours massive ingredients into his mental factory and the fabric of his life is built from those ingredients you would not believe what some people have got in their house to read you would not believe one of the best-dressed reports I know for a lot of it is trash can you imagine dumping a bale of trash into this mental factory every day and coming out with a rich dynamic positive life it can't be done you might as well try making a cake with cement the kids back in Danbury Connecticut high school they're asking me questions one day I'm talking to the kids kids got good questions these days one of them said to me mr. Owen how do you build the good life I said it's simple it's not easy but it's simple here's how you build anything select the right ingredients keep out the wrong ingredients and it starts with thought everything starts with thought so you must be wise and careful what you think about because that starts everything you gotta be wise and careful I asked the kids what would happen if somebody dropped sugar in my coffee they said will you'd be okay I said what if somebody dropped strychnine in my coffee they said well you'd be dead I said correct lesson 1 life is both sugar and strychnine you gotta be careful I said what if my worst enemy drops in the sugar they said will you be okay I said what if my best friend even by accident drops in the strychnine they said well you'd be dead I said correct lesson 2 watch your car you got to be careful see it doesn't matter who hands you the bad stuff it doesn't matter where you get the bad stuff it'll still do its damage on your bank account wherever you get it mr. chef gave me one of the greatest phrases when I first met him when he said gym every day stand guard at the door of your mind how important stand guard at the door of your mind and you decide what goes into your mental factory don't let anybody just dump anything they want to in your mental factory because you've got to live with the results ok here's the last disease and we're through with this list in fact we're almost through hang on the last subject is very brief the last disease but this one is deadly engage in this one indulge in it even slightly and you might as well forget the future because it's going to forget you complaining crying whining griping a Bible word called murmuring see that will ace your future spend five minutes complaining and you have wasted five and you may have begun what's known as economic cancer of the bone surely they will soon haul you off into a financial desert and there let you choke on the dust of your own regret I hope I said that well so you won't forget it's a deadly disease if you don't think it's bad ask the children of Israel of Old Testament fame typical of us all their story just happened to get in the book story says children of Israel were slaves God performed a series of dazzling miracles and got him out and now they're heading for the promised land remember the story heading for the Promised Land tragedy of the story they never got their reason from day one they started to complain they griped about the water they griped about the weather they whined and cried and griped about the food they griped about the leadership they've whined and cried because it was too far too cold too hot too difficult too miserable I mean they widened wined and cried for years finally God said I've had it tip canceled or something like that the story says they died in the desert never got to the promised land which i think means two things indulging this long enough you get your Futurecast and I guess it also means even God Himself can only take so much okay just be on the lookout of the things that can destroy all the good you start the war is on and this evening tomorrow mentally personally socially economically you got to make sure you're winning the war and this is part of it