How to Love Life With Matthew McConaughey

Today, we’re going to talk about how your perspective on life impacts everything you do. And y’all, I’m so excited to share part one of my interview with actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author Matthew McConaughey. To wrap up the show, we’ll work through a few journal questions that will help us be optimistic and focus on the good things in our lives.

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Why Being Optimistic Is So Important

Our minds are powerful. And when you change how you think about life, you’ll change how you experience it. For today’s teaching, we’ll talk about a simple truth that will help you take control of your thoughts, be more positive, and see the good in your life.

Matthew McConaughey’s Advice About Life

I had the opportunity to sit down with Matthew McConaughey: actor, producer and New York Times bestselling author of the new book Greenlights. For decades, he’s been acting out the stories of other people. Now, he gets to share his own story—and it’s packed with wisdom and humor and life lessons.

What You Should Be Thinking About Right Now

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” — Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

Optimism is God’s idea. No matter your personality style or life circumstances, all of us are commanded by God to think about what is good. And God calls us to be different for a reason: so we can be examples of joy and hope and peace and put Him on display for the world.

Let’s apply today’s truth by working through these journal questions:

  1. What are you looking for? What are you thinking about and focusing on?
  2. What are some things that are good in your life right now? Make a list of things to be grateful for.
  3. What’s one thing that you can do today to put optimism into practice?