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“Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.” Peter Diamandis

Motivation Mondays: MINDSET - #WorldPopulationDay

Motivation Mondays: MINDSET – #WorldPopulationDay

Motivation Mondays: MINDSET - Honor #WorldPopulationDay

Motivation Mondays: MINDSET – Honor #WorldPopulationDay

Resolutions are a wonderful thing if we can keep them, but many resolutions go by the wayside because we have not done anything different with our mindset. Monica Johnson
I have found that the more I honored others, the more they honored me and the more fulfilling my career became. In the business arena, I have been surrounded by people with awesome skills. The difference between good and great is determined by the mindset you choose to bring to the work. The concept of honor should be part of that mindset. Douglas Conant


Tomorrow is World Population Day and we are at 7.5 billion souls on planet earth. How will we sustain this growth? What will be its impact on global environmental sustainability, socioeconomic development, and climate change? Whether we choose to embrace the rest of the world or pretend we are the only ones in it, we will be impacted. Since 1989, when UNDP responded to the excitement generated on July 11 1987 as the Day of 5 Billion, and created World Population Day, it hasn’t looked back. It has tackled many issues facing the world from empowerment to education to ending poverty and more. With each new year, as our global population continues to explode, our scientific community remain concerned that unless we all get involved in dealing with issues affecting the earth, we will have a hard time making our planet sustainable for us, our grandchildren and beyond.

This year, the theme for World Population Day focuses on Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations. When we are able to provide adequate healthcare and family planning options to the 214 million women in the world who need it, we are helping each other stay healthy, raise families we can feed, educate and support, and we are helping reduce infant mortality rates in poverty stricken areas where the survival rate for babies and young mothers are terrible.

But what has our mindset got to do with it? Our attitudes towards our planet, our fellow men/women, our conspicuous consumption/waste of resources, and our abuse of planet earth are the result of our mindset; a careless disregard for our natural and finite resources, and a dismissal of others who share our planet. Think about it. When we control all the natural resources in certain parts of the world and deprive others of their basic, fundamental right to food, shelter, education and healthcare, we are contributing to the denial of Mother Earth’s abundance to all her children.  When we make great effort to reduce our carbon footprint and do our bit to extend green life on our planet, and support sustainable practices that benefit all globally, it is our mindset that pushes us to act in a way that honors EVERYONE, not just our own. Therefore, our mindset will impact the present and future trajectory of our lives.



“I truly believe in positive synergy, that your positive mindset gives you a more hopeful outlook, and belief that you can do something great means you will do something great.” Russell Wilson

Motivation Mondays: MINDSET - #WorldPopulationDay

Motivation Mondays: MINDSET – #WorldPopulationDay

What I’m trying to do is get a change in the mindset so people move from a level of mere tolerance to total acceptance and eventually to celebrate diversity. If you feel comfortable with one another, it doesn’t matter whether we live in which neighborhood but we can interact with one another freely. It’s a mindset. Najib Razak
We’re so lucky where we live, but we’re so out of touch. Everyone’s mindset is made to feel that refugees are a problem, but it’s more than that. They’re human beings, too. They were forced from their homes. Sonny Bill Williams
My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see. Muhammad Yunus


How Can We become Positive Contributors to World Population Day? We must start from a place of concern and compassion for all earth’s children. Stay informed and engaged about population trends. We live in a diverse world with people who live in other cultures and have beliefs that are vastly different from ours, we can move from tolerance to acceptance by changing our thinking and by seeing others as we wish them to see us… as members of our global family. We must drop the poverty mentality that is pervasive in certain parts of society and recognize that by helping those in need, we are not depriving ourselves of anything. Instead, we are creating meaningful engagements and new relationships across what once seemed like the unknown. Refugees are not our problem, our poverty mentality and false beliefs about them are a product of a negative mindset that refuses to acknowledge their humanity.

If we, as members of the human race, work on changing our mindset about each other, we will leave a legacy of peace and abundance to the next generation… But it must start with each of us in our hearts and in our homes. It is our narrowmindness that often stands in the way of our own success. We must start to let go of the warped idea that we have more or less value than the next person. ALL of us are important to someone and can make a difference in the life of another. Do not fall for the ridiculous notion that being relevant is the preserve of the few. Recently, I read an article about a man who started what became a multi-million dollar company in his basement. He was determined to create a product that would benefit others and his software for phones became a huge success. His wife and mother-in-law were doubtful when he started and tried to discourage his effort but, his mindset was focused on achieving his goal. When we focus our minds on what must be done, we can move mountains.
READ: The man who built a $1bn firm in his basement


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06/05  –  World Environment Day,  08 National Best Friend Day,  08 World Oceans Day
06/11 –  11  Trinity Sunday, 14 Flag Day
06/18 –  18 Father’s Day,  19 Juneteeth,  20 World Refugee Day,  21 Summer Solstice/International Yoga Day, 23 Intn’l  Widow’s Day, 24 Ramadan Ends
06/25 – 25  Eid al Fitr,  26 Against Drug Abuse Day,


07/04 –  Independence Day,
07/11 –  World Population Day, 14 Bastille Day
07/16 –  National Ice Cream Day, 18 Nelson Mandela Day
07/23 –  Parents Day,  28 World Hepatitis Day
07/30 – International Friendship Day


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“I’m all about your mindset, being focused, staying positive, being optimistic, and knowing that these are all aspects of my life that I love and enjoy.” Kyla Pratt

Motivation Mondays: MINDSET - #WorldPopulationDay

Motivation Mondays: MINDSET – #WorldPopulationDay

You can put someone in a new home, but you can’t give them a new mindset. Dan Phillips
Common sense would suggest that having ability, like being smart, inspires confidence. It does, but only while the going is easy. The deciding factor in life is how you handle setbacks and challenges. People with a growth mindset welcome setbacks with open arms. Travis Bradberry
I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in. Roger Clemens


Why is a rigid mindset hard to shift? Humans are used to certain behavior patterns and find it very hard to let go of habits; even ridiculous ones. Take for instance the highway near my home. Every morning, I get on that highway to go to the gym. Invariably, for about 2-3 exits, the traffic crawls at a snail’s pace for NO reason. It is as if all the drivers are in a trance or a bunch of leemins on their way to the mountain’s edge. Why the slowing of traffic? Good question! The cars are coming off the bridge unto the highway, but most of the drivers are still mentally on the bridge. The highway has 3 wide lanes and the morning traffic has access to multiple exits so there should be no reason for the slowness… but their mindsets say… “You are on the bridge!” So, until about the 3rd exit, they drive like they are on the bridge till a trigger kicks in and then the traffic eases. By the same token, our mindset tricks us to believe whatever we wish to see and believe until another trigger dominates…  WE can make a change.

Important Facts About World Population Day: It took hundreds of thousands of years for the world population to grow to 1 billion – then in just another 200 years or so, it grew sevenfold. In 2011, the global population reached the 7 billion mark, and today, it stands at about 7.5 billion.
This dramatic growth has been driven largely by increasing numbers of people surviving to reproductive age, and has been accompanied by major changes in fertility rates, increasing urbanization and accelerating migration. These trends will have far-reaching implications for generations to come. World population trends
Depending on fertility rates, the world population could reach between 10-16 billion by 2050. The top 21 nations expected to experience greater population growth by 2050 are India, China, Nigeria, US, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Bangladesh, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Mexico, Egypt, Philippines, Tanzania, Russia, Vietnam, Japan, Uganda, Turkey, Kenya, and Iran. Since these nations are quite diverse, we will see the growth of a changing, diverse landscape across the globe and that is a good thing. We need to work together to keep our planet alive.
World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.
By resolution 45/216 of December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly decided to continue observing World Population Day to enhance awareness of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development. 2017 theme is Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations.  World Population Day, 11 July, coincides with the Family Planning Summit, Access to safe, voluntary family planning is a human right. It is also central to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and is a key factor in reducing poverty.World Population Day

Until we shift our mindset, not much will change in this world. It must start with each of us from our hearts.

Have a Happy, Healthy 2017!





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151 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    10/07/2017 5:21 pm

    Wow. I cannot believe the world has that much people already! I know that there are some countries that are really over populated, while others have an aging or dwindling population. I guess the best way to address issues with population is education and information dissemination.

    • 11/07/2017 12:27 am

      And that is key to the work of UNDP and why World Population Day brings an imperative message to all of us.

  2. Eileen permalink
    10/07/2017 5:29 pm

    Raising awareness and proper education would be the best way to help address the issue of world population. It is important that everyone takes part in this, for the welfare of future generations. Just to think that they might run out of food sources is frightening.

    • 11/07/2017 12:26 am

      And the issue is REAL. We live on an abundant planet but to replenish what we take must be done with care and consideration. When we contaminate our streams, it has an impact that is far reaching… Yes, it is worrisome.

  3. Tiffany Meiter permalink
    10/07/2017 5:44 pm

    Mindset is really hard to change for a lot of people. It takes some time and effort but if we all just tried a little more each time I think we could help in great ways.

  4. TheGracefulMist permalink
    10/07/2017 6:05 pm

    I believe that everything that starts with our mindset and thoughts flows through us and become actions. Everything that we say and do started from how we perceive the things around us.

    ❀ Grace ❀

    • 11/07/2017 12:24 am

      True… and so we must be vigilant about what we feed our mind and the company we keep.

      • TheGracefulMist permalink
        13/07/2017 5:57 am

        Yes. I like that you mentioned the company we keep. There`s a popular saying, “Tell me who your friends are and I`ll tell you who you are.” The saying was along this line.

        Whether we like it or not, we are being influenced little by little by the people that surround us. This is why it`s important to be with people that uplift us and help us do positive things in life.

        ❀ Grace ❀

      • 13/07/2017 1:53 pm

        That is so true… Whenever I’m in a toxic people environment, I start to feel physically ill…

  5. Jim permalink
    10/07/2017 6:55 pm

    The quote in the begining was something I truly needed to hear. I loved seeing this. Thank you so much for the encouragment.

  6. parentingpatch permalink
    10/07/2017 7:59 pm

    Wow! 7.5 billion is a lot of people. Family planning needs to be accessible to all people and at an affordable price. So many people do not have options when deciding the sizes of their families.

    • 11/07/2017 12:22 am

      And there are so many issues around the subject. There is wisdom to planning so families have enough to nurture and raise their kids.

  7. 10/07/2017 9:52 pm

    I really believe in family planning, because there are way too many people and not enough resources. That being said, if a family wants a child, they should have a child, they should just be responsible with how they interact with the world.

    • 11/07/2017 12:21 am

      The jury is out on that one but my position is more about not wasting resources so we can leave some for generations to come. I hear you!

  8. 10/07/2017 10:57 pm

    That’s a phenomenal increase in 28 years, very worrying.

    • 11/07/2017 12:19 am

      True… and the main concern is that we need to maintain our resources and curb waste so everyone can have access to food, water and other basics.

  9. megnovo permalink
    11/07/2017 12:55 am

    We all are human being, however somehow we have started to discriminate each other with various definitions, it all in the mindset. I agree with you, in order to prosper in the world we are living in we need to be patient and treat each other equally and change our mindset. How this will be accomplished? Through education, it will solve all our problems, especially when it comes to population control.

  10. thehouseturnedhome permalink
    11/07/2017 3:55 am

    I love this week’s word. Mindset is so powerful and important! I hope that we can spread the knowledge of the importance of having a postive outlook on life.

  11. Carol Cassara permalink
    11/07/2017 3:55 am

    This cannot be more true. It’s all about how we look at the world and how we treat it. This also applies to how we see each other as co-inhabitants of the Earth. We have to be aware of what we’re doing to the world and we have to change the way we see it, we should stop consuming and start preserving.

  12. prettybrownnomad permalink
    11/07/2017 6:05 am

    I admire you for being so dilligent about putting this great news out into the World. We need it.

  13. Sarah Bailey permalink
    11/07/2017 7:46 am

    I have to admit I didn’t know there was a world population day, but how quickly have we grown in the last 30/40 years.

  14. Witches Tell The Story permalink
    11/07/2017 9:00 am

    Crikey the world is growing, and will keep on growing!! Thanks for sharing an interesting post 🙂

  15. Touresar permalink
    11/07/2017 9:28 am

    I love the Dan Philips quote! Great post all around.

  16. 11/07/2017 9:35 am

    Goodness, I did not even know there was a World Population Day! Thanks for informing me on that one. I completely agree that there needs to be a change of mindset in this world. Especially in America we tend to have these negative mindsets of other countries, people, and things. It wasn’t until I started traveling that those mindsets were challenged and changed. Even with the increase in migration and globalization, many of us still don’t have connections to others in the world.

  17. Alicia Taylor at permalink
    11/07/2017 10:08 am

    It’s not only women that need birth control measures. I’m really watching the Vasogel development in India right now. It’s permanent and reversible birth control for men. The more people that have control over their reproduction, the better – regardless of sex.

    • 11/07/2017 4:06 pm

      It’s also about other issues than birth control, it is about providing adequate care and managing our natural resources so there is enough to go around for all of us.

  18. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty) permalink
    11/07/2017 10:54 am

    I had no idea today was world population day. Nor that next week is ice cream day… I need to keep up with my diary. I mean, I should have guess. You’re talking about population increase (which was massive in the past century) and I saw graphs and videos by newspapers on my fb feed… xx corinne

  19. Ana De-Jesus permalink
    11/07/2017 10:59 am

    Wow it is so crazy to think that there is 7.5 billion souls in the world, you are right how can we ensure that we provide adequate health care and resources to all of them. It seems like an impossible task but we have just got to keep trying! x

    • 11/07/2017 4:04 pm

      True… we can reduce our carbon footprint and share our resources fairly.

      • Ana De-Jesus permalink
        12/07/2017 4:19 am

        You are right. As an individual I am sure that there is plenty that I can do to reduce my carbon emission rate, I want to be able to preserve our planet for future generations x

      • 13/07/2017 4:10 am

        Likewise… and we owe it to the next generation. <3

  20. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    11/07/2017 11:03 am

    I think everyone deserves attention and love and appreciation. We are all just so different, so we have our own unique traits!

  21. Darcee || The Bucket List Project Blog permalink
    11/07/2017 11:40 am

    We didn’t even realize World Population Day existed before we read this post. We appreciate the information you provided.

  22. 11/07/2017 12:39 pm

    Good Afternoon Elizabeth!
    Our mind is the most powerful part of our bodies. Thank you for inspiring us to change our mind in order to change this world! It can be done. – Dona

  23. Jessica Taylor permalink
    11/07/2017 1:29 pm

    7.5 billion souls on planet earth?!?! That is astonishing! Family planning is more important now than ever before!

  24. Helene Cohen Bludman permalink
    11/07/2017 2:05 pm

    The first step,is becoming educated about the issue, so thank you for bringing it to the forefront. Awareness is key to begin addressing the problem.

  25. Nina permalink
    11/07/2017 2:41 pm

    Mindsets are for sure hard to change. We are creatures of habit and comfort. This is a great reminder to think differently and globally.

  26. Gloria permalink
    11/07/2017 2:44 pm

    Yet another very reflecting post you wrote. I love reading your articles because they make me think. Overpopulation is a serious issue and one of the two reasons why I changed to a vegan lifestyle. Living with as little impact as possible on the environment is a major concern of mine.

  27. ljdove23 permalink
    11/07/2017 2:56 pm

    7.5 billion people, that’s mind blowing isn’t it? Mind set is SO difficult to change, I think that the best thing we can do is to raise our children in the right way in the hope of changing future generations.

  28. Amber permalink
    11/07/2017 4:53 pm

    Whew, there are so many people. I feel like most of them live here in Texas sometimes, ha. So crowded! But yes, we all need to treat our planet with respect. We want it to be here for a long time! With this many people, we need to take care of it.

  29. Sarah Crowther permalink
    11/07/2017 6:13 pm

    Our world needs to change its entire mindset. We need to move in a positive direction and work together!

  30. Courtney Andrews permalink
    11/07/2017 7:00 pm

    Having a positive mindset is so important. Sometimes I find myself having a bad day and have to turn my negativity around!

  31. Rosey permalink
    11/07/2017 7:32 pm

    I agree that mindset means a lot.Good point too, on the fact that we are affected by the world population regardless of if we choose to acknowledge that or not.

  32. katyashadeofteal permalink
    11/07/2017 7:39 pm

    I love this message of thinking positive. I think the only way to continue to make progress is for everyone to teach their children from the beginning that we all play a part in this world.

  33. Airra P permalink
    11/07/2017 8:23 pm

    7.5B! thats a lot! thanks for sharing this informative post. we’re actually overpopulated here in the Philippines, that’s why Im one of those people who supports Family planning and I really hope our gov would implement it. Its a serious matter, and we need to be educated about it.

  34. Kylie permalink
    11/07/2017 8:36 pm

    People need to be educated on these issues. Because if not, we will be consuming all available resources in no time. And that alone frightens me.

  35. Agnes permalink
    11/07/2017 9:03 pm

    I have actually never thought about how many people are living on this planet and 7.5 billion is pretty amazing. Really puts into perspective how this planet of ours is big but still small at the same time.

  36. Blair Villanueva permalink
    11/07/2017 10:46 pm

    For the World Population Day, I only wish peace and happiness for all.

  37. Pratibha (@Myepica) permalink
    11/07/2017 11:53 pm

    As someone who completely believes in green living, I could not agree more with this post! Shared it on twitter via @Myepica too

  38. aniahalama permalink
    12/07/2017 12:49 am

    I had no idea there was a world population day. It’s crazy to think there are already that many people on this planet.

  39. Georgiana Quaint permalink
    12/07/2017 2:00 am

    The population growth is an important issue that needs to be addressed but noone really does. When on university I encounteres several theories on this topic, some even controversial ones. It was interesting to see this topic even in popculure – Dan Brown´s Inferno is about overpopulation of the world.

  40. Kelly Reci permalink
    12/07/2017 2:21 am

    wow! i didn’t realized how big our population has grown! And this 7.5 billion people consume the earth’s abundant resources. You are so right, raising awareness on how to protect our planet should be on our mindset. I guess proper education and information dissemination should be our government’s goal in protecting our planet. We must replenish what we consume like plant a lot of trees, and get rid of garbage in our streams. we should respect mother earth.thank you for sharing.

  41. Samantha Bye permalink
    12/07/2017 3:37 am

    We all need to remember that the world is much bigger than we are, and to grow into that bigger more communal mindset. There’s still so many people who don’t think past their front door, but reading that there’s 7.5 billion people in the world is a statistic which really makes you think!

  42. 조이 Czjai (@RebelSweetHrt) permalink
    12/07/2017 5:49 am

    Wow. We are at 7.5 billion already??? The last I remember the numbers were only at a little over 5 billion.

  43. franckxethee permalink
    12/07/2017 6:03 am

    Population is always a global issue and it keep growing exponentially. We should really have the right mindset in our actions as it will definitely impact the future generations.

  44. Fred permalink
    12/07/2017 6:36 am

    Population is an interesting paradox. We want more human resources, however, we also need all the other resources like food, space, water, transport, jobs to grow along with the population. Too bad they do not match up in many third world countries.

    • 13/07/2017 4:08 am

      That’s for sure. There is an excess in some places and a deficit in others…. Now if we all worked together, we could feed everyone. but you know the greed drill…

  45. Cố Tiêu permalink
    12/07/2017 6:48 am

    I agree that mind set is difficult to change but it does not mean that it can’t be changed. I have to say that I was major depressive disorder a long time ago, when aging 18, but I got over thanks to my family. I don’t know how other people handle with that but I believe there is always a way to make something better. I love your article so much. Thanks!

  46. Reg permalink
    12/07/2017 7:31 am

    Thank you for sharing this inspiration. Seems like there are so many who do not care, but its great to be in the company of those who do.

  47. Chemady permalink
    12/07/2017 7:34 am

    It’s such a great idea to always have a good mindset and think positively. I always look forward to read your post.

  48. margarette permalink
    12/07/2017 8:14 am

    It’s true that every one should be well-educated about population. The world is getting small and every human being should know it. And its good knowing about the Population Day tomorrow.

  49. Nina Bashaw Photography permalink
    12/07/2017 8:49 am

    Having a positive out look on life will make things so much easier. It’s hard to makes changes, but in the end it really helps you life a happier life!

  50. Milton Goh permalink
    12/07/2017 10:06 am

    It’s so true! Food is getting more scarce and I hope that a solution will be found for the good of the human race and our planet!

  51. 12/07/2017 11:45 am

    I didn’t know about World Population Day… but I definitely think it’s important to be positive in this world.

  52. Stephanie Jeannot permalink
    12/07/2017 11:55 am

    To simply know that there are 7.5 million people on this planet gives a true knowledge that things can be done to better the world we live in. It is not solely ours and peace and humanity should be at the forefront of our existence. So important.

  53. maryosadolor permalink
    12/07/2017 12:15 pm

    We leave a mark and make an impact in the world as a whole with the way we choose to relate with our environment. The only thing in life that is constant is change, therefore as humans we should learn to be flexible with our decisions because rigidity only leads to a dead end at times. I love your analogies and i could just go on and on. Thanks for this.

  54. Jessica Lynn Martin permalink
    12/07/2017 12:21 pm

    I had no idea how many people were in the world today! I love that the theme is family planning and empowering people. We are a family of 7 so helping not just our family but other families is something I enjoy doing. There is something about helping other people that changes your mindset about our world. I agree, changing our mindsets, starts with us and our hearts.

  55. Emely permalink
    12/07/2017 12:39 pm

    Sometimes we are so focused in our day to day that we seem to forget that we are just a little spec of those billions of people that make up humanity. In order to become contributors, we need to educate others and lead by example. Great post!

  56. elizabethbrico permalink
    12/07/2017 1:32 pm

    I didn’t know there was a World Population Day, but I recently read an article about some scientists who think we are facing another mass extinction. I also remember reading a book that was written in like…the 1950s or something about a world that was horrendously 8billion people. Scary thoughts. Which make it hard to stay positive. But I do agree that our world is shaped by thoughts and positive thoughts are a valuable contribution to our world community. Not easy, but worth trying.

    • 13/07/2017 4:05 am

      Definitely worth trying. Also, I didn’t get into this part as I’m trying to stay non-political on this post but, we have enough resources to feed and care for everyone on our planet. However, between corporate greed, human wasteful consumption, and political machinations, those resources are denied the poor. Hundreds of thousands of families go hungry every day because of this greed and wastage…. Add to it, the pollution of our waters and we are potentially headed to a dark place. That said, there are so many light workers on this planet whose goodwill uphold the ethical core of Mother Earth. For them, I stay hopeful and grateful. 🙂 Now, let me step off my soapbox. Ahem. <3

      • elizabethbrico permalink
        13/07/2017 9:35 am

        You’re absolutely right…starvation is completely avoidable

      • 13/07/2017 1:48 pm


  57. Leo T. Ly permalink
    12/07/2017 2:07 pm

    I have always believed that a positive attitude produces positive results. If we all treat every one equally and fairly, the world will be a better place. I really admire your effort to raise awareness that we all need to take care of this planet for our own sake and the future generations’ sake. Great work.

  58. Hey Sharonoox permalink
    12/07/2017 5:59 pm

    I totally agree with you, Mindset is so important. I always think mindset could either make or break a person. Positive thinking is the way to go.

  59. The Belly Rules The Mind permalink
    12/07/2017 9:39 pm

    Family planning is so important in order to provide children the best. We also need to make sure we make this world a better place to our kids to live in, instead of not being mindful of using the resources we readily have.

  60. iamemgee permalink
    12/07/2017 10:09 pm

    It really boosts my interest when positivity topic gets in. It is a wonderful and effective thinking that can help us through life. Thanks for pointing it our 😊

  61. iamemgee permalink
    12/07/2017 10:10 pm

    It really gives me interest when positivity topic gets in. It is really effective in coping our everyday lives.

  62. Aimee Lee permalink
    12/07/2017 10:28 pm

    Insightful post, gives me a lot to think about. Am apprehensive for our children’s future

  63. chewoutloud permalink
    12/07/2017 10:44 pm

    Our minds are incredibly powerful and can change so much about our lives. Renewing my mind each day makes a huge difference in how that day goes. So important to teach my kids that their mindset makes the difference.

  64. Sondra Barker permalink
    12/07/2017 10:47 pm

    It is so important to give back and help when we can. We have so many resources that can be used to make lives better for others.

  65. StephJ permalink
    13/07/2017 4:11 am

    I have a huge focus lately on the environment and I think that this really has a lot to do wit the staggering population of the world. We all need to do a better job of taking care of one another.

  66. Sheryy's permalink
    13/07/2017 4:18 am

    These are really difficult issues to tackle and change comes when a lot for mindsets have shifted. This year’s theme is an important one but sadly it’s one heck on an issue that is difficult to manage. Having lived in Africa and learning about certain misconceptions people have on family planning, I believe it is a difficult task to control the population and improve our alreadly bleeding earth.

  67. Ana Ojha permalink
    13/07/2017 5:54 am

    I feel that world population is one of the most important issues after Global Warming that we are facing today! The government of all the countries should take an initiative to educate people about Family planning. This can make a huge difference!

  68. toastycritic permalink
    13/07/2017 6:26 am

    As cheesy as it is I do believe the line from Back to the Future, where it says when we put our minds to something, we can accomplish anything. A nd I do believe it is very important to take care of the planet we live on, not only for ourselves but for future generations.

  69. sikat101 permalink
    13/07/2017 6:37 am

    7.5 billion and we are sharing a finite resource. I hope there is enough resources for everyone. I hope we learn to take care of each other instead of fighting. -katrina centeno

  70. Muna Kenny permalink
    13/07/2017 7:25 am

    Wow! Seems like we are growing in numbers faster than one can imagine. I just wish that with the increase of number the increase of the level of love and understanding take place too.

  71. Gillian permalink
    13/07/2017 8:10 am

    This was an interesting read. Global Environmental Ethics is a huge topic. One of the problems I encountered during my Masters was that we use certain words assuming everyone understands them the same way. Sustainable – for example. To have a discussion about the sustainability of a particular action or industry we must first all agree on what it actually means.

    • 13/07/2017 1:50 pm

      And that will take all day… hence many can’t agree on the fundamental, ethical rights of all of us to have access to food, shelter, clean water and healthcare… I think the rhetoric is poisonous as evil hides behind confusing language…

  72. Kara permalink
    13/07/2017 9:41 am

    Your mindset totally matters! Thank you for sharing that quote, it’s a good one. We all can do so much better if we put our minds to it.

  73. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    13/07/2017 12:19 pm

    This is a great post on World Population Day. We all need to change our mindsets so we can secure a future for all mankind. Each of us have to make a positive change in how we think so our changes can be past down to the younger generations. Thanks for sharing the information and your thoughts..

  74. Lisa Rios permalink
    13/07/2017 12:50 pm

    I agree. Our mindsets is the one thing no one can take away from us. It is one of our most valuable assets as human beings.

  75. Fatima Torres at MTME permalink
    14/07/2017 4:35 am

    I think caring for the world we live in is what drives it to be kind to us. So many people complain about what’s going on and don’t try to help the cause.

  76. Keeping Up With Candy permalink
    14/07/2017 6:35 am

    You’re right…Mindset is EVERYTHING!!! If we could get ALL kids when they are toddlers (esp at risk and privileged kids)…start when they are young…as well as the parents, the world would be a better place.

  77. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits permalink
    14/07/2017 9:39 pm

    This is such a beautiful insights and a great reminder as well. I like how you transmit all positive thoughts in this blog post of yours. Motivating enough to encourage each and everyone of us to start acting good for the better.

  78. Tiffany Yong permalink
    15/07/2017 1:44 am

    Man often can live cohesiveness with one another, with exception of few who are usually the ones who create the social unrest and the chaos. It’s saddening to see this happening to the world

  79. Cynthia Nicoletti permalink
    15/07/2017 3:46 pm

    I do agree Midset is everything. If you are not thinking properly or do not have a positive thoughts your mind will be off.

  80. Tasha Fedderman permalink
    16/07/2017 3:24 am

    7.5 Billion People!!! Wow, what a number yet some countries got a problem about having low population rate, and such countries are of the 1st World. The irony of it all, the 3rd World countries are having the massive population growth.

  81. Aditi permalink
    16/07/2017 9:22 am

    Very true about attitude! If we want to make a change and influence the next generation, we have to lead by example!

  82. Mhaan (@momyrockinstyle) permalink
    16/07/2017 7:04 pm

    We are getting bigger in population and I hope our resources are maintained and not abused. This serves as an eye opener. Thanks for sharing dear.

  83. ashunexpected permalink
    16/07/2017 8:13 pm

    It’s amazing to me how so many people don’t think how much they affect the footprint of the planet. I’ve watched a handful of documentaries on the subject and I couldn’t in good conscious have a handful of children. I’m sure that sounds awful to some, but we need to figure a way to support every one that’s here, and not deplete our resources. This is a huge topic! Thank you for your article

  84. sandy brandon (@FROGrevramb) permalink
    16/07/2017 9:23 pm

    Such a great articile/post. I love how you point out the “getting on the hwy” part. How true is it , that we are “stuck” in that mindset and see it everyday in so many aspects of our lives . We never really even notice it or acknowledge it, so how can we change it?

  85. Travel Textbook permalink
    17/07/2017 1:40 am

    This is such an important issue and education is of paramount importance.

    Thanks for keeping us informed,


  86. Laura Hartley (@WhatsHotBlog) permalink
    17/07/2017 8:52 am

    I suffer from anxiety so I’m trying really hard to change my mindset this summer. This has spurred me on a little further!

  87. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    17/07/2017 12:51 pm

    Hopefully people will find a solution to this pressing problem of a steadily increasing world population. I think we all should look out and be responsible for each other. Happy that there is World Population Day. Perfect way to educate and provide options to address population control.

  88. Jiashinlee permalink
    18/07/2017 5:22 am

    Great article, I believe if we put our mind up to something we definitely can make it.

  89. Natasha Fedderman permalink
    18/07/2017 6:18 am

    7.5 Billion People!!! Wow, what a number yet some countries got a problem about having low population rate, and such countries are of the 1st World. The irony of it all, the 3rd World countries are having the massive population growth.

  90. ajakh permalink
    18/07/2017 7:29 am

    Great work Elizabeth, I always learn something great from your blogs. Your blogs are very straight and you focus on the issue from every angle. Thanks for posting this. I will make sure to share this with most of the people i know.

  91. Tiara Wilson permalink
    18/07/2017 9:27 am

    This is crazy! The amount of people that we have living in our world is insane! I wouldn’t trade it for the world though! <3

  92. Lisa Rios permalink
    18/07/2017 8:28 pm

    I had no idea this was a holiday. Mindset is really important, it shapes us and our outcomes.

  93. nicoleflintkontrol permalink
    19/07/2017 8:47 am

    Very interesting post! I had no idea there was a World Population Day! Thanks for informing me on that. I believe that having a positive mindset will lead to great results in the end!

  94. Fred permalink
    06/08/2017 6:47 am

    Never knew there was such a holiday as World Population day. Our country now has over 100M and the religious sector is still against any form of Family Planning.

  95. tumandok permalink
    13/08/2017 8:33 pm

    This reminds me of a great inspirational wrier, Napoleon Hill who writes that what mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. That’s the kind of a mindset I like which geared to achieving positive results. Gil Camporazo


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