You Are What You “Think”


Everything in our lives is a result of thoughts we have had. It’s that simple. There is no greater explanation for why things happen in our lives except that we thought that they would. Have you ever been driving and you were in a hurry, only to hit every single red light on your way to your destination? Did you ever think while you were in such a hurry, “Oh no, I’m going to hit every red light and I’m already late!” So many of us have thought this way which is why we can share in the reality of the occurrence. Did you ever think while you were driving that you were going to make every single green light? There’s the difference. Most people spend the majority of their time thinking about what they don’t want and it shows up time and time again. Whether it’s a bill or a negative email or a problematic situation – if you think it will be there, it definitely will. The same can be said for good things. If you put as much emotion behind the expectation of good happening in your life, every minute of every day – and then begin to become conscious of your NEW expectations, your life will dramatically change.

James Allen, famous for his book, As a Man Thinketh, wrote, “Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. This is but saying that nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles. Men understand this law in the natural world, and work with it; but few understand it in the mental and moral world (though its operation there is just as simple and undeviating,) and they, therefore, do not cooperate with it. Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction.”

In a conversation with Napoleon Hill, Andrew Carnegie said, “…a bad mental attitude…dampens a man’s enthusiasm, curtails his initiative, overthrows his self-control, subdues his imagination, undermines his desire to be co-operative, makes him sullen and intolerant, and as if these were not enough damage to insure a man’s failure, it puts on the finishing touch by throwing his reasoning power out of gear. These are but a few of the ways in which a negative mental attitude may damage the individual himself, quite apart from the damage he does to others, through his negative influences.”

Give some sincere thought to how you think and what you think about. If you spend all your time thinking negatively and about things you don’t want in your life, don’t act so surprised when more of those things show up in your life. You are responsible for putting them there and if you would rather something better, you are responsible for putting that in your life as well. Start feeling good, NOW. Start expecting nothing less than awesome, NOW. Wake up to how amazing your life can be and already is, NOW!

After all, you are what you think.

©TeamJohnny, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Johnny Potrekus
Personal Development Coach
Twitter @teamjohnnyusa


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