Key of Ownership

living above the lineKey of ownership is called Living Above the Line.

What is above the line?

Above the line is when we take responsibility for what happens in our life. We understand that the decisions we make and the action we take dictates how we live our life.

Picture a line, and above the line we have a positive view on life and how we see the world. Some words that apply include:

  • Hopeful
  • Positive beliefs
  • Positive attitudes
  • Energetic mood and emotions
  • Optimistic

You understand and believe that you and you alone have the power to control your life.

Below that line we have a negative view of life and how we see the world. Words that apply are:

  • Negative attitude
  • Negative beliefs
  • Hopelessness
  • Depressive
  • Pessimistic
  • Feeling sad
  • Feeling angry

Wow, what a difference those words are! Incredible! Really take a moment to reflect and read them again.

What does this mean?

It means when we are below the line our thoughts serve us poorly. We are at the mercy of negative attitudes, beliefs, low moods, sadness or anger.

When we are Above The Line, our thoughts serve us well. It is bringing out our best.

Your mental and emotional experience of life is greatly influenced by whichever state of mind you are in. Take a moment to think about where you operate most of the time? Above the line or below the line? Then think about where you would prefer to be – below the line or above the line?

When you are living the majority of your life above the line, you will have a totally different emotional experience than if you are below the line. When you are above the line, everything will look and feel different than when you are below the line.

Our attitudes, state of mind, and moods when we are above the Line are significantly different than our attitudes, state of mind, and moods when we are operating below the line.

Over the next week, become aware of your moods, thoughts, actions and behaviours and think about whether you are above or below the line. If you don’t like where you are at, then change something. Remember, to make a change you have to take action. So identify the action you need to take and take it.

“Be an inspiration to yourself and
you will be an inspiration to others.”


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