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The above question is an interesting and relevant one. If I provided all of the reasons why positive thinking is beneficial and necessary, I would use all of the space this website allows.
In addition to maintaining positive thoughts, action is also necessary if you want to accomplish your goals. I am realizing more and more that the action you take is in exact correlation to the thoughts we think. In other words, the formula is simple…the higher quality thoughts you think, the higher quality your actions will be.
I believe in keeping things simple on this site, and I believe you can’t get much more simple than that. It may seem overly simple, in fact. Yet how many times do we let the negative thoughts take over and wonder why we aren’t seeing results?
I challenge myself and my wonderful readers to focus within today. Maintain the highest quality thoughts you possibly can. Feel the highest corresponding emotions. Visualize the success you crave. Then determine what needs to be done and take the steps to do it. The more you focus on the positive thoughts, the more those steps will be giant and productive. Allow this basic formula to produce amazing results. Enjoy the blessings 🙂
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go higher than you think” – Benjamin Desraeli
Are you looking to take yourself to a higher level? The above quote is yet another reminder that increasing the quality of your life begins with increasing the quality of your thoughts. It’s unbelievable what a simple concept this is. Yet why do so many fail to do it?
There are two reasons people struggle to maintain positive thoughts. One is that they allow the negatives to take precedence. Two is simply a matter of not taking the time to do it. Knowing that increasing the quality of your thoughts enhances the quality of your life, why would you not take the time to do it? It’s a question I finally got around to asking myself in recent years. I have realized that we need to spend quality time each day deliberately increasing the quality of our thoughts.
I recommend your remain focused on the opening quote. How high and how positive can you allow yourself to think? Realize that whatever level that is, God can not only take you to that level, but He will one up you. Ephesians 3:20 in the Bible says that God will provide immeasurably more than you can ever think or ask. So why not consistently imagine the most beautiful, ideal thoughts that you can possibly think of?
The key to a high quality, joyful life is to spend time nurturing the garden of your mind. Pull out any negative weeds, then plant and water seeds of positivity, love, and success. Eventually they will grow to heights above and beyond what you could have ever imagined. Enjoy the blessings 🙂
I was reading a report from Esther Hicks. If you don’t know who she is, Esther in my opinion, is one of the greatest speakers and authors about manifesting our goals and desires.
The report was about the power of visualization to convince the subconscious mind that our desire can become reality. I’ve been visualizing for years, and it’s truly a great experience. However, many people don’t take the time to do this. I have even gone long periods where I fail to practice visualization.
The question is…if visualization is so powerful and effective, who don’t people do it all the time? There are several reasons, but I believe the main one is that people think they have to spend a huge amount of time doing it…time that they don’t have much of.
If that’s you, I have some good news. According to Esther Hicks, you can make effective changes by visualizing for only 68 seconds at a time. That’s right. Only a minute or so. I don’t know where she came up with 68 seconds. However, I do know that she has helped me and thousands of others reach their goals. I’ll listen to whatever suggestions she provides. I also decided to try this and see if this was enough time. Sure enough, I found that visualizing for even this short amount of time was a big help.
I find this to be excellent news. Like many, I don’t have as much time as I would like to visualize the success I crave. However, 68 seconds can be spent anywhere, such as a grocery line, waiting at a traffic light, in between tasks, you name it. Obviously, the more time you can spend visualizing, the better. However, even just a minute or two is better than not at all. In addtion, it is enough time to improve your frame of mind and provide the necessary confidence to take the steps to accomplishing your goals.
I suggest you try this exercise. Next time you get even the shortest break, spend just over a minute visualizing the successful completion of your goal and feel the corresponding positive emotions. I guarantee you will bring yourself closer to its reality. Enjoy the blessings : )
One of my favorite and most helpful authors is Dr. Robert Anthony. His advice on how to utilize the power of the mind has been a great help to me and many others in bringing life to a higher level.
I am on Dr. Anthony’s mailing list, and I regularly receive gems of information from him. This is one of the best yet, and I wanted to share it with you. Here’s to your success : )
I wanted to take a moment to say Happy New Year to you and yours…
Are ready for a great New Year?
To help you get off to a running start I would like you to consider changing
your perception of WHAT SUCCESS MEANS TO YOU!
As I mature and have a better understanding of how things work, I have
come to understand that HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS will determine our
happiness, or lack of it.
We tend to MEASURE SUCCESS in relation to achieving our goals. In other
words, we set a goal and if we achieve it, we are happy and satisfied. If we
don’t, we feel like a failure. This creates anxiety, fear and sometimes even depression.
You will never be happy or satisfied if you keep focusing on what you DON’T HAVE,
or what you have NOT ACHIEVED.
Instead, consider this…
The way to MEASURE SUCCESS, and still be happy and satisfied, is to look at
WHERE YOU HAVE COME FROM.
In other words, LOOK BACK and notice how you have IMPROVED in any area of your
life – even if it is a VERY SMALL improvement.
If you LOOK BACK and celebrate your INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS, the next
steps become so much easier, because you are happy and satisfied right now.
So, if you did not achieve everything you wanted last year, when you finish reading this,
take a look at the INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS you have made and give yourself
a pat on the back. Make a short list and then give yourself some credit instead of focusing
on what went wrong or did not happen.
Seriously. I mean it. MAKE THAT LIST. I’m watching you!
Start this New Year with the feeling that you have already started to make some incremental
improvements and that you are ready for more. NEVER, I repeat NEVER, judge yourself.
Give yourself credit for what you have accomplished – no matter how small those accomplishments
This will get you off to great start this year because you will START OFF with a sense of
ACCOMPLISHMENT instead of a sense of failure – which is never useful. If you build on your
incremental accomplishments you can do EVEN BETTER this year than you did last year.
Before I sign off I want to share a quote of mine with you…
“Any dream that can pass through one’s screen of logic into the Subconscious and is earnestly
desired, can be obtained”.
– Dr. Robert Anthony
Once you give up all the “logical reasons” why something cannot work for you and allow your
new dream or goal to enter your Subconscious, it’s an idea whose time has come. If you truly
desire it and your Subconscious agrees to it – it’s yours!
Cheers For a Great New Year,
Dr. Robert Anthony
I am lucky enough to be on some great mailing lists from people who provide excellent information and advice about personal development and mind power. I received a great e-mail today that I wanted to share with my readers…
Be your best and you’ll get the best.
That’s because you’ll not only attract what you are you’ll
also get what you give.
Give your best and you’ll get the best in return.
So give your best, I mean really be your best when ever you can.
Be the best employee, the best father, mother, brother, sister,
husband, wife, son, daughter, business person, entrepreneur,
student, professional, – just be the best you can and you’ll
end up attracting the best.
People will recognize your efforts and come to help you be even
better than you are today – so that you get more and have more.
By being your best you also program your subconscious mind
to go out and bring you the best. You’re telling your subconscious and
your inner powers that you want the best, you’re giving your best and
you expect nothing but the best in return.
You then give your subconscious mind no choice but to go out
and bring you the best so that you always have the best and get the best.
Now sometimes your best won’t be good enough.
When that happens, learn and grow – push yourself to be even better.
You may want to be the best employee of the year so you could win
a great prize – but if you fall short, that’s okay. You gave your best, you’ll
get better when you learn and force yourself to be better the next time around.
Professional athletes practice everyday and they try to give their best
in every competition. But not all of them will win. So they learn and grow by
practicing and working to be better.
As you work to be better, your subconscious and inner powers work with you
to bring you a better life so that you get exactly what you want.
Today and everyday, give your best. Do the best you can at
everything you attempt. Learn and grow.
Your subconscious and inner powers will soon follow up and bring you
the best and that’s when life becomes a lot more pleasant.
So be your best and give your best.
Have a terrific Monday and a fantastic week…
I had the opportunity to watch one of the biggest college football games of the year a few weeks back. It was between Florida State and Clemson. The game was very important because it would most likely determine the conference champion. The game also had national championship implications as both were undefeated and ranked in the top 5.
The scene was unbelievable. It’s one of the big reasons I watch sports in the first place. A small town in South Carolina is captivated by this event. 90,000 fans create an incredibly high decibel level and wave of excitement that even a non sports fan could easily get caught up in.
One highlight of this event was ABC TV’s pregame show. They did a great job of taking us around the city and stadium to enhance the excitement. The part that most caught my attention was the pregame speech in the Florida State locker room. It wasn’t by the coach or veteran players of the team. It was from a freshman quarterback.
Typically in college football, the freshman quarterback does not have much of a say. However, this one was different. Typically, freshman quarterbacks are intimidated going into a hostile environment where most of the 90,000 screaming fans are cheering against you. Again, this one was different.
The part of his inspirational speech that most caught my attention was when he said…”Smile, boys. We’re leaving here with a victory”. I was amazed. I loved the confidence and wanted to see him do well even though I was more excited for the home team. What was the result? The game wasn’t even close. This confident freshman quarterback and his team destroyed the home team and quickly caused the decibel level to nosedive as Florida State won by almost 40 points. He never wavered at all. He demonstrated the same confidence on the field as he did in the locker room.
I was mesmerized by this speech and the results because it follows everything I’ve been taught in the past few years about success. This quarterback already saw the victory in his mind. He had extreme faith that it would happen. He still did his part and worked hard and smart in practice all week. He led his team in the speech by having them already smile and savor the victory that hadn’t even arrived yet. However, it did arrive within 3 hours of stepping on the field.
Do you want to win your big games in life? I recommend you follow this same advice. Have unwavering faith that not only can you win, but you WILL win. Visualize the victorious results in your mind. As you focus on the victory, take whatever action you can to prepare and make it happen. Also, act is if the victory is already yours. You already have it. It’s just a matter of stepping on the field with continued confidence and going to get it.
If you follow these guidelines you will not only win the big games of your life, but you will become a champion. Enjoy the blessings : )
I have been blessed by God in that I have been given several talents. However, painting and art is not one of them. You are reading a post from the absolute worst artist in the world. I will challenge anybody on that. In fact, one of my students who claimed he was the worst artist challenged me to a contest to see who was the worst. We created our stick figures, and he nodded his head. He said…”you know what? I agree…you are worse”.
Anyway, I share this because no matter how bad of an actual artist you are, you can still create a beautiful picture. God has provided us all with a wonderful gift called imagination. With it, you can create the most beautiful pictures and scenes you can think of.
I share this because I have learned of the power of creative imagination, also known as visualization. I have been reminded of this because, in my incredibly busy schedule, I have had difficulty finding the time to visualize the success I am seeking in my life. However, like other things I am used to in life, I began to miss and crave this visualization experience. I had some down time last night, and once again enjoyed this wonderful experience. This horrible artist painted an incredibly beautiful picture : )
Why is visualization so powerful? Because it affects the subconscious part of your brain. This is the part of your brain that ultimately affects your actions and results. Here’s the key…your subconscious cannot tell the difference between a real or imagined event. If you continually visualize success, your subconscious believes you are successful (even if you have failed continually) and leads you to successful actions.
Here’s more good news…it doesn’t take a long time for your subconscious to be convinced and your frame of mind to be changed. I read one report by Abraham Hicks that it can take as little as a minute and a half visualization to positively affect the mind. Obviously, the more you can focus on the positive results you seek, the better. However, hopefully knowing that it doesn’t take a long time (remember, even just over a minute is highly effective) can provide the incentive to take advantage of this wonderful gift.
I have long been aware of the benefits of visualization and have shared about it plenty of times before. However, I got away from it for a while and was recently reminded of the benefits and experienced them again. I recommend the same for you. Take a few minutes to consider what success you want to achieve. See yourself experiencing it in your mind, and feel the positive emotions. Your subconscious will see it as real, and lead you to the actual experience. That’s a beautiful picture that even the worst artist can paint. Enjoy the blessings : )
Here are links to some of the other articles I’ve written about the same subject…
What are you thinking right now? Seriously spend a whole minute thinking about your thoughts right now. Again I ask…what are you thinking?
Do you know the thoughts you are thinking now determine your future? I’ve known this fact for a long time, yet I am still reminded of it on a regular basis. And I know that knowing it and doing it are completely different things.
Once again I remind you that if you think mostly positive thoughts in the present moment, you will have mostly positive experiences in the future. Of course, the oppsite is also true. I recommend you take regular times during the day to focus completely on the present moment. Pay attention to the thoughts you are thinking and the emotions you are feeling. The more you live in the present moment, the more you will be able to correct any negatives in these areas, and you will have greater control of the way you handle the events that occur during your day. The more you do this, the easier it will be to keep your focus on the present moment and maintain this great control.
Remember that, although you can learn from it, you cannot control the past. Although you can plan for it, the future hasn’t arrived yet and you can do nothing in future tense. However, you have absolute control of the present. Maintain your focus squarely on this moment, and you have all the control you can ask for. Fear disappears, and greater happiness is achieved because you are enjoying the moment instead of stressing over ones that haven’t even arrived yet. I can go on and on about the benefits of present moment focus, but I will just kee things simple for now.
Do you want a positive and exciting future? It happens by living a joyful, positive, and productive life NOW. Keep your focus and control on this moment and you will experience the greatness you are seeking. Remember, the present is a gift. Receive it now, and live in its constant joy. Enjoy the blessings : )
Most people are looking for simple ways to improve their quality of life. I was reminded of one of those simple ways. In fact, it is so simple that many people skip this vital step to accomplishing their goals.
This motivational tip is to ask yourself the question….what do I want? That’s it. I told you it was simple. Yet so many people don’t place their focus on their exact desire. Sure, they have an idea what they want, but they’ve never really thought about it in detail. For example, they will say…I want to lose weight. Ok…how much? what is the exact weight you want to be at? Those are the types of questions you need to ask.
How does this simple question help achieve success? When you know exactly what you want, your subconscious mind gets a hold of it. What the subconscious then does, as long as you remain focused on the exact goal, is it thinks of ways you can achieve it. It will provide steps to take to reach that goal. If you then take those steps, you are likely to be successful. It’s also common sense that the more clear your target is, the easier it is to hit.
Do you agree that it’s quite simple? If so, please don’t overlook the importance of taking some time (not much is needed) to answer that “what do I want” question. Be sure to be very specific in your answer. If you know specifically what you want, and focus on it as much as possible, your mind will wrap around it and give you the steps to take to get there. Not to get too scientific here, but the subconscious is the part of your mind connected to your spiritual being. As a result, the steps you are being given by your mind are divinely inspired. This is one of the reasons prayer is so effective, especially when you are very specific with your petitions.
It’s a simple fact that your motivation and success will increase dramatically when you make it clear to yourself exactly what you want to accomplish. Keep focused and let your God-inspired mind lead you to your desitination. Enjoy the blessings : )