Utilizing the power of positive thinking can give you a life of
success and achievement. The most important asset you have in your quest
to live your dreams? It’s right under your nose. Actually your nose is
part of it. It’s simply – YOU. More specifically Your Mind.
The Powerhouse to Your Dreams - Your Mind and the power of positive thinking: Your thoughts are the most important asset you have in your desire to achieve your dreams. They affect you in ways you might not imagine. The truth is, whether you know it or not, your thoughts are responsible for whatever place or situation you are in right now.
Nobody would argue that electricity exists. You can’t touch, smell, hear or see it, but its effects are evident everywhere you look. Its power is evident everywhere you look.
In the same way, your thoughts are energy. Your thoughts drive your life just as electricity drives a motor. That is the power there is in having a
positive mental attitude.
Yes, I am not the first one to say this and I bet I won’t be the last either. You know why? Because it is true. It’s simple, but true. There is power in thoughts; in negative and in positive thinking. Choose positivity and you will enjoy positive energy and positive results.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK.
This is one of my favourite poems on having a positive mental attitude:
"If you think you are beaten you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you want to win but think you can't;
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose you're lost;
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in a state of mind.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger and faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can."
James Allen describes one of the best analogies on positivity that I have ever read in his timeless classic “As a Man Thinketh.” He likens the mind to a garden. If planted with beautiful plants and carefully nurtured and tended to, the garden will yield beautiful flowers and be a place of comfort, beauty and peace. If neglected, weeds will creep in and destroy the beauty and yield thorns, destruction and harshness. Of-course, some twisted or strange gardener may actually deliberately plant weeds and unpleasant plants.
It is the same with the mind. If you plant beautiful, healthy thoughts into your mind you will reap a beautiful, healthy life. If you plant negative thoughts you will reap destruction and despair in your life. If you neglect to feed your mind healthy thoughts and to protect it from negative thoughts, the weeds of destruction will creep in and choke your mind. Another way thoughts can be planted in your mind is through
A positive mental attitude will yield good results in the same way that negative thinking will yield bad results.
You cannot sow poison ivy and hope to reap apples. You cannot think negative thoughts and hope to live a positive life. Seed-time and harvest are the laws we live by. You reap what you sow. You live what you think.
You live what you say. That is why it is important to say the right things and sometimes we have to make a deliberate effort to do so through
Here is a quote that can be related to positive thinking:
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
KJV Bible - Galatians 6:7
Here’s another quote illustrating the need to keep positive:
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
KJV Bible Philipians 4:8
Any self-improvement program or journey of personal development starts with your thoughts. Master your thoughts first. Then you can master your environment and circumstances. Self motivation is easy if you have this step figured out.
Realize that your thoughts are under your control. If you don’t,
you will be under the control of your thoughts. Realize what the power
of positive thinking can do to change your life and give you a brighter
future – the kind of future you want.
You are in control - Harness the power of positivity. Isn’t that good news? That means YOU are in control. Not fate. Not lady luck. YOU.
THE MIND OF MAN
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill.
That has got to be the best quote ever on having a positive mental attitude. It’s short and to the point, yet so powerful and true. Absorb it. Memorize it. Live by it.
Negative thoughts as well as positive thoughts will bear fruit.
Conceive negative – achieve negative. Conceive positive – achieve
positive. Positive thinking is the key. Norman Vincent Peale knew this
when he wrote his classic book - The power of Positive Thinking which also emphasises the importance of believing in yourself.
Develop the power of positive thinking: There are many techniques that I have come across to do this. Some of the most practical are:
- Expose your mind to the right things.
- Watch the right movies.
- Listen to the right music.
- Read the right books.
- Associate with the right people
Learn to deal with negative people - they will drain you of your energy and drag you down with them. Avoid them like the plague.
Thinking right is not a quick-fix process. You cannot change 20 year old habits in one week. You should not attempt to. It will frustrate you. Start slowly. Before long, it will become a habit to think right. Don’t get discouraged if you struggle a little with it. It takes time. It is a lifelong process. It is a way of life. It only ends when you die. Persevere.
that is not in harmony with your dreams and desires – throw it out.
Weed it out of your mind. Continually work at it and you will develop a
beautiful mind. You will develop a mind that will deliver to you the
power of positive thinking and all the lovely things that go with it.
"Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny".
David O. McKay
Ready to take the next step - The Power of positive thinking - Believe in Yourself and in your abilities. If you truly desire to live your dreams you need to take stock of your worth. Maybe you will realise your dreams are not as big as they should be!
Once you are sure that your dreams are in harmony with your worth and your deepest convictions, you need to talk and act your dreams into reality. It's all up to YOU. YOU are in charge of your destiny. YOU CAN do it.
Helpful resources on the power positive thinking, mental and physical health:
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