I am a fan of what I call Power Thinking.
Power Thinking means you take control of the mechanism between your ears and use it to create what you want. You already have been using it but not deliberately or in your own best interests. Most of us just use it quite sloppily and we need to use it with precision instead. When we control our thinking we have power.
People drift because they don’t know what they want. Or half the time the are focused on what they want and then the other half they are focused on what they don’t want. This is like saying, ‘I want to go to NYC’ and moving in that direction only to say ‘actually I want to go to L A’ and moving back toward L A only to say ‘nope NYC’ and then ‘L A’ then NYC and LA then NYC and then L A. Face it none of us would get very far and it might be very frustrating.
This is why we must determine what we must have, what is really important for us in life and have a deadline for when we want it. We focus on what we want in spite of all odds and we keep the faith that we will make it happen. We stick with it. determined to see it through and we will. Sometimes sooner than the deadline sometimes after the deadline but if we don’t stop until we have it our success is guaranteed…’
I absolutely know that if I want a glorious future I must make my present glorious. That is positive thinking. That relies on powerful thinking.
Magical thinking is hoping that in the future, some how, circumstances will change and everything will be better. Magical thinking is putting the power outside of us and into or onto someone or something else for change to occur. I don’t believe in that magic, I believe in me.
If I want a glorious future it begins right now. It begins with what I pay attention to and nurture. I know if I want to be healthy in body I am more likely to experience well being now and in my future when I eat right and maintain healthy habits. If I fill my body with junk and toxins I may have more problems and difficulty. I believe in maintaining nutritious and healthy mental habits too.
Whatever we feed grows. I want to feed myself the healthiest food and healthiest mental food I am able. This is how I am preparing for the future.
When I eat well I expect to be healthier and sure enough I see some results. The same applies to my mental menu. I choose the finest, the healthiest thoughts to ingest, digest and benefit from. I liken my mental regime to maintaining a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise. If you want good physical health you make it happen by what you do. The same applies to our mental and spiritual well being.
Simple enough? Here is an example, consider the tightrope walker.
The tightrope walker is better served by paying attention to what needs to be done and where the walker wants to go. I believe the walker gains confidence in the abilities learned and maintains an attitude of ‘I can’ walk the tightrope.
While falling is a possibility I do not believe the walker would walk out on the rope if the mind was filled with thoughts and fears of walking. The walker maintains a positive focus when on the tightrope just as we should do in life. The positive focus helps us do whatever we need to do to get wherever we want to go.
Surely, wonderful things can and do occur as do the less than glorious. These may go on anyway without my involvement because life happens. I know this. I have decided to design my life and not be bothered with what I am not able to control. I take responsibility for me.
If you are focused on what you want at least you know where you want to go and what you want to have. If that is what you think about, and see or pay attention to mostly then you have a target to go after. Knowing where you want to arrive at means you can make and work a plan to get there. Knowing when you want to get there is most useful too.
If you think about what you want and then sometimes think you will never have it, you have returned to thinking about lack and you are drifting. You are headed out in both directions and you can’t get to both places at the same time. You are NYC, L A, NYC… you are doing and undoing. You must be targeted and consistent.
Can we be 100% positive 100% of the time? I don’t know. I live by the statement ‘we get and we become what we think about MOST of the time’. So what are you thinking about most of the time?
What do we mean by most? if it is positive 51 / negative 49 probably you are stuck. If you are 90 / 10 you are probably well on your way with a wonderful life. Do you get it? Where is your thinking MOST of the time?
The good news is you begin by monitoring it. You think positive and then notice you are not so you adjust and return to positive. You steer back to center and the more you think positive and return to positive you develop the habit. Your ration improves by practice (positive repetition) through time. You get better at positive thinking by doing it repeatedly, duh!!!
So results manifest later, down the road. You are creating in darkness and can not see what is out there yet, but you have initiated the process. NOW is the time to stay with it no matter what. This is why there is so much talk in religious text about faith and maintaining your faith.
Keep the faith while the planted seeds grow. In time, and no one knows how much time, the seeds you planted will be ready for harvest. Then you will be delighted but not surprised. You will not be surprised because you expected this day to come. You declared it so and you helped it come into being. You knew you would get there because you stuck with getting there. No matter what came up to take you off course you corrected and continued to move toward it.
Positive thinking is about knowing what you want and where you want to go in life.
The first step in thinking positive is to set a definite well defined goal that is extremely important to you. It should be a goal you are passionate about and want more than anything.
Once you have this goal you are passionate about you develop and maintain the mindset, the attitude, and the abilities to go after that goal to accomplish it. By staying focused on the positive you are able to get what you want with greater ease, in spite of all challenges or disappointments along the way.
As I have repeated emphasized: Positive thinking means staying the course through all hardships that may arise and never quitting. You maintain positive thoughts to set a frame of mind to better be able to navigate life. It means keeping your mind set healthy so that you feel well enough and strong enough to handle any challenge. Staying positive is about having a powerful attitude.
When you think positive you feel better. When you feel better you more apt to do better. Positive thinking IS about creating and accomplishing what it is you want.
When you are positive about getting your goal you know it is possible and you expect it to happen. Once you expect it to happen, you know it will happen, you align you thoughts and feelings and actions
Positive thinking IS about finding a mindset that serves you well and helps you to feel better. The higher quality your thoughts the better you feel. The better you feel the more you can do” Rex SIkes
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