What’s the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat? Simple: one reads the temperature in the atmosphere and the other SETS the temperature in the atmosphere.
All day long, we are bombarded with things that would affect our mood, our outlook, our levels of hope, and our stress. It may be a negative co-worker; it may be a negative swing in the financial market; it may be a poor weather report, or a family issue. No matter what is going on in the world, we have a choice to make.
The choice is this: are you going to read the atmosphere or create your own environment. The world is full of thermometer regurgitators. They take what they hear on the news and spew that information everywhere they go. Did you hear about the storm coming, did you hear how bad the markets are doing, did you see gas prices today? These are all thermometer statements that continue to drive the temperature in a negative direction.
Today I want to declare the world doesn’t need more thermometers; we need more thermostats. We need more people who are going to choose to be happy and set the atmospheric temperature in a positive and favourable direction. The thermostat is the one who is always encouraging and inspiring people, loving them, giving them hope, and filling them up.
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln