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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