I am so grateful that we live in an age where it is possible to speak and see each other through social media especially during lockdown. Zoom is my personal favourite and the fact that it is free for the first 40 minutes makes it even more appealing.
Eric Yuan, the founder of Zoom, is a Chinese-American billionaire businessman. He graduated from university with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in mining engineering. He moved to USA in 1994 speaking very little English, and applied nine times before being granted a visa to the United States.
Yuan’s story teaches us two things
- That you can achieve anything you put your mind to if you hold the vision.
- His vision would have started with the thought of creating and that Thought became a Thing ……..Zoom.
Every invention, every book that has been written, every food recipe that was created started with a positive thought.
When you make a conscious effort to observe your thoughts you realise that they can be either positive or negative. A negative thought would be, “I am not clever enough” or “ I always fail”.
The starting block for change in any area of our lives must be to change our thoughts by being aware of the negative chatter that goes on relentlessly in our heads.
I’ve used this 3 step process Gabrielle Bernstein has developed to change thoughts and found it really works:
1.Become aware of the negative thought
2.Thank the thought for bringing it to your attention, and forgive the thought.
3.Change the thought by choosing again.
Use your new found positive thoughts to ask yourself – What could I create?
What is the thought or image that comes to mind?
Now change that thought into a thing. You may not accomplish anything on the scale that Yuan accomplished with Zoom but you will never know unless you try.