Stop for a minute. What are you thinking right now?
Are your thoughts of Faith or Fear?
Success or Failure?
Positive or Negative?
Do you think you can, or do you think you can’t?
We’ve all heard the famous quote by Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, You’re right.”
Recently I found myself going down the rabbit hole of fear and negative thinking. I was either replaying the events of the past or worrying about the future. I was completely ignoring the present moment. It’s in the present moment where we create.
Thinking about the past and worrying about the future attracted a series of events that was leading me to repeat the past. Fear kept me awake at night. How was I going to pay the bills? The mortgage is due. Where will that money come from? How’s my credit? Is it enough until I figure something out? How did I ever get myself back in this situation? I swore I would never find myself in this situation again!
Why do we do this to ourselves? We know that what we focus on we create more of.
I decided that I’d had enough! That’s the first step, to make a decision. It’s time I turn the page. What does that mean? How do you turn the page?
After making the decision, the next step is to become aware of your thoughts.
I realized I had stopped checking in. I had unconsciously allowed the negative, fearful and worrisome thoughts to take over. And sure enough, what I was thinking was becoming real in my life!
“Thoughts become real. If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.” Marty
So, I began to monitor my thoughts and check them regularly. I put up post-it notes to remind myself to be vigilant.
Next, I made a list. I made a list of all my worries in one column, then all the things I had to be grateful for in another column. Well, here is the interesting thing, 90% of the items were in the gratitude column and 10% of my worries were in the other column. I had allowed the 10% to control my thoughts! What an eye-opener. I then began to shift my focus to what I had to be grateful for.
Choose to be grateful and you’ll find even more to be grateful for!
Then, a funny thing happened. I shifted my perspective. I began to focus on the positive. I began to realize all that I can do, all that I have. I focused on all the abundance around me. I focused on my skills, my business acumen, the fact that I CAN create. Business opportunities began to appear! People were appearing in my life to help me! They didn’t really appear, but with my shift in perspective I NOTICED them.
With my renewed Faith, Success and Positive Focus, I took action! By deciding to live fully, I could enjoy each moment. I focused on my business, on the wonderful people in my life, on the help that comes when we are open to receiving. Help that comes from the strangest, most unexpected places!
Every day we are blessed with the experience of life. I every moment, in every situation, we have a choice to make. We must choose our thoughts. What will you choose to think about and focus on today?
So, what are you thinking about right now?