For each and every one of us there is a story that has a greater influence on us than any other. There are a few important things to know about this story. This story will dictate the level of success and happiness in your life. It is the greatest determining factor in the amount of money you make, the quality of your relationships and, ultimately, the belief you have in yourself.
This story is the one you tell yourself, every day, about yourself. Most people have never taken the time to observe or choose the thoughts they have about themselves even though these thoughts are completely under their control.
Do you believe you are destined for greatness?
Do you believe you are going to be wealthy?
Do you believe you are a great listener?
If you were to sit on the sidelines of your mind and observe your thoughts on a daily basis, what would you come up with? Would your self talk be encouraging in every situation? Would your constant daily thoughts be supportive of achieving your greatest goals?
If you could get inside the head of a real winner you would find a sea of positive thoughts. A place that allowed no space for negative thoughts, or at least, if they did, they were quickly dismissed. We truly do become what we think about. The real question is: have you ever really taken the time to think about what you think about? Every day, in the big things and the little things?
Observing your thoughts and the emotions tied to them is critical to your success. Understanding what story you are telling yourself will offer incredible insight as to why you succeed and why you fail.
The great Emmet Fox said:
You cannot be healthy; you cannot be happy; you cannot be
prosperous; if you have a bad disposition. If you are sulky, or surly, or
cynical, or depressed, or superior, or frightened half out of your wits,
your life cannot possibly be worth living. Unless you are determined
to cultivate a good disposition, you may as well give up all hope of
getting anything worthwhile out of life, and it is kinder to tell you very
plainly that this is the case.
If you are not determined to start in now and carefully select all day
the kind of thoughts that you are going to think, you may as well give
up all hope of shaping your life into the kind of thing that you want it
to be, because this is the only way.
Attached is the PDF of the entire article entitled – The Seven Day Mental Diet. I would highly recommend reading it in it’s entiretyThe Seven-day Mental Diet ebook. It is classic material on the very basic concept that your thoughts shape all the realities of your life. It is as powerful (if not as well known) as As a Man Thinketh or The Strangest Secret.
Take time this week to observe your thoughts, take brief note of the ones that may be leading you in the wrong direction and make a concerted effort to replace them. Your success depends on it.