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What You Think About, You Bring About
Be Careful What You Think About
Be careful what you think about.
Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it.
How many times have you heard those phrases?
Here is an obscure quote, "Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much, such men are dangerous." Julius Caesar.
Latest research states that we have up to 50,000 thoughts per day! How do we manage such a number? What inspired me to write this article was a facebook picture about how thoughts ultimately turn into our destiny. Here it is in written form:
Thoughts, words, actions, habits, character, destiny.
Pretty strong stuff if you actually look at it.
Are our thoughts dangerous as Julius Caesar suggests? Can they really have that much of an impact on our life? The Bible states "As a Man Thinketh, So is He." In other words, you become what you think about.
I remember the first personal development seminar I attended. The presenter was stating the same thing. I had to disagree. I said, if what you are saying is true, I should be a girl by now because all I think about are girls!
That was rather funny at the time, but I have come to believe over the years that what he said is the absolute truth. I started doing seminars on this subject in relationship to attracting money. I had the participants join me in an exercise. You may want to participate with me now. I had them close their eyes and imagine that they wanted to get cancer in their bodies. The only thoughts that were allowed in their heads were thoughts of having cancer. Only 15 seconds went by and over 90% of the people just freaked out. They had to stop. They stated that if they kept thinking the thought of cancer they would eventually contract cancer. This was the same reaction at all of my seminars.
The purpose was to show that if people believed they could get a disease just by thinking about it, they could also attract money into their lives just by thinking about money!
Stop now and have a look at your own life. This may be a helpful exercise. Write down all of the things or feelings that are present in your life right now. Examples may be:
Good health or poor health, financial struggles, abundance, bad relationships, a good marriage, troubled teens, a good job, etc.
Now, write down your thoughts that you normally have on a daily basis. Are they positive or negative? Are they constructive or destructive. Do you watch violent TV shows or soap operas? What kind of music is entering your brain? Is it seductive, happy, or sad?
Now look at both lists. Chances are your life mirrors the predominant theme of your thoughts.
A classic example is this. If you are thinking all day about the lack of money, chances are you have very little money. People often keep repeating "I need money" over and over again. What this does is keep people in "need" and they never get money.
How about the teenager that keeps thinking and saying that "Math is hard" all day. It will continue to be hard as long as that is the predominant thought.
I had my daughter make index cards with sayings like "I am pretty", "I am smart", "Math is easy" on them. She was to read them 3 times a day. Once when getting up, once at school, and once before bed. After about two weeks, her self esteem and school work improved. Magic? Not really.
I challenge you if you want to make a change in your life....change your thoughts!
How can you do this? There are several ways:
1.) Make affirmation cards about what you really want. Use statements that begin with " I am" and "I will". Stay away from I "want" or I "need". Read them at least three times a day and meditate on them.
2.) Turn the TV off. It is mainly garbage. Your mind is not a garbage dump!
3.) Listen to only positive music. Wonder why teenagers are so sexually active? Just listen to the lyrics of the music they listen to over and over again!
4.) Be around people who share your same dreams. Avoid the water cooler at work! Stay away from UNhappy hour!
I trust this has helped you tremendously! What will be your destiny? Who will you become? It all starts with what you think about!
Think about it!