I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase, “You are what you think”, but do you really believe that it is true? Can we really be a by-product of the thoughts we’ve been thinking from way back until now?
I’m here to tell you that yes; there is a huge correlation between your thoughts and your present circumstances. The question is now that you know this, what are you willing to do about it?
I encourage you to sit down right now and write down your current perceptions of yourself. What do you really think about yourself? Happy? Successful? Great career? Sad? Frustrated? Not happy with job?
Make a positive column and a negative column on your paper and list your thoughts accordingly. Once you are done, compare the lists. Are there more thoughts on the positive or negative side?
If you come out quite positive, I congratulate you. Keep doing what you’ve been doing. If you’ve come out more negative, I challenge you to do something different. I challenge you to take a good, hard look at those negative thoughts and begin to change them into more positive thoughts.
For example, if you are not happy with your current job situation, I want you to evaluate your thoughts first and then I want you to think about what kind of job situation would suit you better. If one of your thoughts is, “I’m stuck at this job that I don’t like”, then I want you know that you don’t have to stay stuck in that job. That is a misperception. People change jobs all the time. Your thought pattern must change.
What job do you want? Write it down. Now I want you to write down the steps involved in acquiring that job. You may have to go to school, move to a different city, make less money, or numerous other things, but the important thing is to write down the steps.
Now I want you to commit to taking action toward your goal. Step by step you can make it happen. I’ve known people in their 50’s and 60’s going back to college, attaining a degree, and finally getting their dream job. It’s never too early and never too late.
You are what you think. If you will commit to learning how to change your thoughts, you will be something different. Re-train your brain with positive affirmations. Make a list of what you want and declare that you will have them. Post sticky notes all over your house with positive thoughts, goals, and inspiration. Read books and listen to audios that will encourage you in the areas that you need encouraged in.
Remember, you can change your thoughts and in turn, that will change your life. It is a process, so don’t expect dramatic change overnight, but do expect change.
Positive thinking ought to be a lifestyle and with such a lifestyle, the sky’s the limit!