Everyone you see in your daily life, no matter what their current life situation is, is a product of his or her thought. You are what you think about.
Think about this, everywhere you go, you see the rich and the poor living side by side. If you care to look a little bit deeper, you would also see the healthy and ill person living in the same neighbourhood.
You can even take it further by looking into a large family, what you will discover is that some members of the family are “lucky” and some are “unlucky”. So, it’s not genetic, hereditary or environmental. It is spiritual.
Why you carefully consider two people with equal opportunities and equipment but one is highly successful while the other is not, it begins to become clear to the neutral observer that something else is at play. Something invisible is what’s making one a success and the other a failure; and what is this thing? It is thought.
Your thought is a product of your mental activity. From your thinking, you develop what I like to call “Life Philosophy“. This is your paradigm. This is your life autopilot. This is what guides your actions in life. But there is also a spiritual angle to this. Your thought can either be working for you or against you. It’s never neutral. Again I ask you, what are you thinking about right now? Because whatever you are thinking about right now will definitely affect your future in some way or other.
Every thought you entertain will either lead you to more freedom or bondage, happiness or sadness, love or hate, success or failure, prosperity or poverty. Each thought you dwell on is either positive for your life cause or bad for it.
So knowing this, we can understand why two people can be given the same opportunity in life but only one succeeds while the other is a mediocrity or worse; a complete failure.
Whatever you think about, that’s what you will attract. Write this somewhere that you can see it daily. “Whatever I think about regularly, that’s what I will attract into my life“.
It is a simple as this. You are a magnet that is always attracting whatever you place your thought on.
Knowing all these, it falls on you to discipline your thought to think about the things you really want in your life in a positive way.
Discipline Your Thought
Now we have established that we are nothing but a product of our thoughts, it falls on us to discipline our thinking. You must discipline your thought if you are to be successful in life.
Old habits die hard, so if you have always been in the habit of entertaining negative thoughts, it will be difficult for you to suddenly start dwelling on positive thoughts because your worse enemy which is the old you will not give up his or her power without a fight. This is why you will notice that while you want to dwell on positive thoughts, you always seem to find yourself dwelling on negative thoughts.
The trick to dealing with negative thoughts are three things:
(II) Powerful Statement
No matter who you are, if you are unprepared for life challenges, then you have already lost before the fight even began. This is why being prepared to deal with negative thoughts is vitally important. I will keep this simple based on what has worked for me. Here how to use preparedness to deal with negative thoughts:
(A) Make both mental and graphic images (E.g. Photos and videos) of the things you really what in your life and make sure that these images are as vivid as possible.
(B) Make a habit of dwelling on these images.
(C) Whenever a negative thought or talk crosses your mind, immediately swap that negative image or chat with one of the positive images of the things you want in your life.
(D) Dwell on this positive image for as long as possible.
(II) Powerful Statement
Do you know that the majority of the negative things that happened to you first came to you like some random thought? This is akin to someone knocking on your door but because you didn’t reject this thought with the aid of a powerful statement, this random thought proceeded to manifest in your life.
In (I) Preparedness, I talked about swapping negative thought for positive images, now you need to go a step further. You need to outrightly reject that negative thought. You already have the power within you, just use it.
So from today henceforth, whenever a negative thought or chat comes to your mind, say this immediately, “I reject this thought and every power that comes with it” and then replace that negative thought with a positive image of the things you want in your life. The combination of these two things is incredibly powerful. It has helped millions. Trust me, it works.
The importance of discipline to succeed in anything can’t be overstated. It is vitally important. So you must discipline yourself to do what is stated in (I) Preparedness – (I.e. Swap the negative thought and chat with a positive image of the things you really want) and (II) Powerful Statement – (Reject the negative with the power of the spoken word).
You must discipline yourself to do this each time a negative thought comes to your mind and never entertain any form of negative chat.
The scripture doesn’t lie either is it confusing. The only confusion is our understanding of the scripture verse. The simple truth is that “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he“.
A human being is a gigantic mass of pure magnet, always attracting whatever he or she is giving his thought to. If you give your thought to sex, you will be having lots of sex. If you give your thought to making money, you will be making money. The only problem is that most people thoughts are chaotic, random and without any aim or purpose.
You are always attracting something into your life. The people and things in your life right now are there because you attracted them by entertaining them in your thought first. So if you do not like your current life situation, you must first decide for yourself, what’s it that you truly want.
Make a clear list of the things you want in your life. Make a graphic image of these things and memorise those images. Once you memorise these positive images, you must discipline yourself to dwell on these images and nothing else.
Do this for the next five years and you will witness the manifestation of your desires. Do not trouble yourself about how they would manifest. Your job is to hold the thought of your desire constantly in a positive manner in your mind. Leave the means of manifestation to a greater invisible power that knowest all things.
If you do exactly as I have described, I guarantee you that you will have what you desire as far it doesn’t involve killing someone or talking what already belongs to someone else.
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