THOUGHT POWER: YOU ARE YOUR THOUGHTS
Your mind is very powerful. Yet, if you’re like most people, you probably spend very little time reflecting on the way you think. The way you think about yourself turns into your reality. If you draw inaccurate conclusions about who you are and what you are capable of doing, you will limit your potential.
The challenge we face is that our external dialogue is an extension and manifestation of what is happening internally, inside our own head, which usually follows a conversation you’ve had with yourself. And I have no doubt, whatever that topic of conversation is, you can talk yourself in or out of it with your thoughts.
Thoughts, in and of themselves, have no power—it’s only when we actively invest our attention into them that they begin to seem real. And when we engage with specific thoughts, we begin to feel the emotions that were triggered by these thoughts—we enter a new emotional state which then influences how we act.
For example, if you regularly engage with the thought that you’re a failure and feed more attention to it, you’ll start to feel down, worthless, discouraged, and perhaps even depressed.
How does your body react to this?
But if you engage with more empowering thoughts, they would boost your confidence and thus trigger a more positive emotional state which will then be reflected in how your body reacts: standing up straight, upbeat, and energized.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
As you keep thinking the same thoughts, producing the same emotions, and performing the same actions, you continue to live by the same experiences.