We were having one of those silly lunch time discussions at lunch today, when I mentioned that someone on our team was not there with us because he was busy and important. One of the guys asked if I was busy and important, and I said yes. I began to make the case that you are what you believe, that your hands manifest thought.
It has been my experience that this gets you where you want to go. If you believe you're important, you will be. I'm not talking about acting like you're important. That's not the same thing. A lot of people act important, but they don't believe that they are. It's a lot like the you are what you eat concept... you are what you think.
I've needed to remind myself of this lately. It's easy to slip into a negative mindset sometimes. I can blame the weather, a crying baby or whatever, but when you think poopy, you are poopy (to use the parlance of a new father).