There’s a cause and effect relationship between what’s in your mind and what’s happening in your life right now.
What’s in your mind becomes what’s in your life.
It’s a simple formula: How you feel about yourself and what you say to yourself are the single greatest forces for forecasting your future.
If you think you’re incompetent at your job, you’re not going to ask for a raise. If you believe you’re overweight, you’re not going to put yourself into the dating pool. If you think you’re a lousy mother, you’re not going to believe your husband when he says that you’re an excellent mother. If you don’t think you’re smart enough, you’ll stay at work too late trying to prove that you are.
I’m speaking from experience on that last one.
This is the way the world works: the actions you take in your life come from the images in your mind. And guess who puts those images in your mind?
You and only you.
No one has access to or control over what happens in your mind except you.
You’re in charge of your thoughts, and your thoughts create the reality in front of you. Emerson said it best when he said that you become what you think about all day long.
What do you think about all day? What do you say to yourself all day?
For too many years of my life, I carried around negative images of myself in my mind. The drumbeat of the message was always the same. I wasn’t smart enough, patient enough, kind enough, pretty enough, wife enough, sister enough, daughter enough or mom enough. Continue Reading