We are what we think about! I’m sure you heard this statement before. But did you give it a thought? We became, what we think about! Every thought you have and your attitude shape your life.
“Here is the key to success, and, the key to failure.
“We become what we think about.”
Let me say that again.
“We become what we think about.”
Throughout history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers, and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things. It is only on this one point that they are in complete and unanimous agreement—the key to success and the key to failure is this:
“We become what we think about.” ”
Earl Nightingale in “The Strangest Secret”
Marcus Aurelius: “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson: “A man is what he thinks about all day long.”
William James: “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
William Shakespeare: “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”
George Bernard Shaw: “People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”
Goals, goals, goals…
Do you have defined goals? Do you know what you want in life for yourself? Where are you aiming?
If you never thought about it, then you better do it now!
Sit down in a quiet place where nobody will disturb you and relax for a moment. Give yourself a moment to slow down the chase of thoughts in your head. Maybe put some nice relaxing music on (it helps J )
Now… are you relaxed?
Ask yourself a question.
What do I want in life?
Think about it for a moment and write down your goals. There are no rules there. There are not right and wrong answers. Everybody is different and wants different things and desire something which has big value for them. Take a moment and write it down. It doesn’t need to be the material goal. I’m sure “to have” goals will be on your list too but think also about “to be” goals (e.g. to be more patient, happy, etc.).
Have you finished?
Now, look at your list. You should be very proud of yourself, you just did something very important! You created a plan!
Do you know that creating a plan is halfway to success?
If you don’t have an aim, you don’t know where you are going! It is like a ship without a captain and clear direction. It is very hard, or rather impossible, to achieve something if you don’t know what you want.
So set your goals now!
Have this list handy and revisit it often! Even read it every morning to remind yourself of your aims! Set your mind for success and expect a good outcome!
So… about these seeds…
Now… remember the seeds in the title of today’s post? Our thoughts are like seeds. Good, positive thoughts are good seeds that will grow to incredible things and positive outcomes in your life. The bad thought and constant complaints are failure seeds which only bring negative thinking, pessimism, and even depression.
Our mind is like fertile soil. It takes any seed and grows it.
It doesn’t differentiate between good or bad seed. They all start equal. We get the harvest of whatever seeds we plant.
Why don’t we grow positive, inspiring thoughts/goals which help us to achieve happiness and fulfillment?
Plant your goals in your mind. Cherish that seed with love and care. Work steadily towards that goal and it will become a reality.
Whatever you sow it will grow…
Be more mindful of your everyday thoughts, they shape your life!
So ask yourself again- what seeds are you planting?
Next step- what to do after you set up your goals? You will find some answers in my next post. See you then!
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11 thoughts on “So… what seeds are you planting…?”
You are right.
Without goals there is no achievement. Many times in life I faced different challenges because I did not have a goals. It’s all about your mind set. Prioritizing our thoughts it helps to move forward in life, and watch growth of our seeds. You made great point.
Thanks for your comment Tatjana! Yes, setting goals is a first step to success. Wish you all your good seeds to grow well 🙂
You are absolutely right, for so long I stumbled through life with no real clear goals and as a result I gave up on so many different things.
I hope lots of people take note and action what you say here as if you can see your goals you have something to work for.
All the best
Thanks Dawn! That’s right, I was guilty of that in my past as well. Now I choose to clearly define my goals so I know where I want to end up 🙂 All the best for you too!
I love your seed metaphor. It’s so true and it’s helpful to think in that way (“Our mind is like fertile soil. It takes any seed and grows it.”) I’ve also heard that our mind is like a wolf. There’s a great story that I can’t remember enough to give justice to, but it’s something like “There’s a good, strong, helpful wolf and a mean, negative, angry wolf. These wolves are fighting for territory. The territory is our mind. so pay attention to which wolf you feed.”
Thanks Melisse, appreciate your comment! I like the wolf metaphor too! Whatever one chooses- seeds or wolves metaphor- the lesson is to pay attention to one’s dominant thoughts 🙂
very nice post, those are the basics to start to feel better with yourself and create a plan for the future.
I started this with process with Wealthy affiliate, they literally give you tons of well organized courses and methods to start an activity.
I also read the ebook “How Rich People Think” by Steve Siebold, it inspired me a lot and it’s actually based on the thing you wrote in this post.
See you on WA 🙂
Thanks for your comment matteo! As I said in a post there are so many people/authors saying the same thing- it must be something true in it 😉 I haven’read “How Rich People Think” by Steve Siebold, will check it out. In my book reviews section you will find more books which cover this subject.
I’m over from Wealthy Affiliate. So glad to meet you. I was a literature/creative writer in college, and have always loved literature. I see you do too, from the quotes you chose to post. I like how you compare thoughts to seeds to show how positive thinking will help us grow. We can definitely choose if we want to “grow good seeds” or “grow bad seeds.” Setting positive goals and following through is the key. Excellent thought-provoking post!
Thanks for your kind comment Ann! I really believe that setting positive goals is the key. It also directs our thoughts to expect good outcome.