Your life is the product of repeated thoughts. – Grenville Kleiser
Think good things – good things happen. Think bad things – bad things happen.
You’re right, I absolutely just set a new record for oversimplifying.
Of course, I held the old record, so what do you expect?
There’s a saying amongst actors, “You’re only as good as your last picture.” On a grander scale, we can say that we’re only as great as our last great thought. Of course, the flip side of that would be, We’re only as weak as our last weak thought. Think about yourself for a moment. What are the first thoughts in your mind? Did you think of your wit, your brains, your bad habits, your ridiculously frightful upper arms (sorry, Michelle Obama… the whole arm envy thing), your loyalty, your great smile?
If negative thoughts jump out at you, do something about them. Don’t wait another day – if there is something about you that you feel negatively about, don’t wait for magic to show up in the middle of the night, make your own magic. If you’ve been doing something and it isn’t working, either try something different or dive in with an all new force and determination.
Look out arms.
Did you know that there is incredible power inside even the smallest thought? That’s why I’ve always drummed this into my daughters’ heads: Think highly of yourself or no one else will. Focus your thoughts constructively and think of them as building blocks. When negative, silly, unproductive thoughts creep in, usher them out and get back on track.
We, very often, live up to or live down to our thoughts. If we tend to think of ourselves as….
- – a victim, we’ll be a victim.
- – jinxed, we’ll be jinxed.
- – a survivor, we’ll be a survivor.
- – an a$$, we’ll be an a$$.
- – a winner, we’ll be a winner!
What’s more, if we continue to think of ourselves this way, we’ll always be either a victim, a survivor, and/or a winner.
Just a side thought (after all, when I’m not being the high priestess of oversimplifying, I’m the princess of side roads): Why in the reason of all that’s sane and right would anyone want to be a victim? Why would they want to paint a picture depicting themselves as a put upon, victimized, taken advantage of, abused, and mistreated soul? If that’s them at their best, I don’t ever want to see their worst. Everyone has his or her battles and scars. Everyone has lived through a nightmare they wish they’d never had. Don’t be a victim.
Okay, back to the main road.
When you think about your dreams and goals, do you believe in your heart of hearts that they’ll come true? If not, you’d better find a way to start believing or your beliefs will be prophetic. Pinpoint your weaknesses and do everything in your power to strengthen them. Remember, never be ashamed to ask for help when you need it.
If you completely believe in your dreams and in your ability to make them happen, you’re well on your way. Keep your thoughts focused and keep them totally positive. Your dreams will be so close that if they ate onions, you’d smell it on their breath!