You Become What You Think About
What do you think about most of the time? Your world is a mirror of your thoughts. If your life isn’t going in the direction that you want it to, then something is wrong with your thought processes. If you change your thinking, you can change your world. Successful people think about what they want and how to get it. Those with the highest expectations are the winners in life. You are limited only by your ability to envision a better you.
You become what you think about! I call this the Formula For Success. If you want to improve in any way, you have to change your self concept. You can be no bigger than your self image. If you have a poor self image, you are not going to get very far. Most of us have had our growth stunted by the negative influence of other people’s opinions. I’m here to tell you that someone else’s opinion of you doesn’t have to be your reality.
Inside of you lies the seed of achievement which, if activated, will lead you to levels of fulfillment that you may never have hoped to reach. You can do things that are beyond your greatest imagination if you will start seeing yourself bigger than you presently are. See yourself as successful and fulfilled in all areas of your life. Think in terms of your health, emotional well-being, spirituality and family/community connectedness. You daydream anyway; so why not harness the energy of what you are already doing?
The Bible says, “As a man thinketh, so shall he become…” So see yourself as more than capable to handle whatever comes your way. Know that you are competent and resourceful. Maintain an image of being unstoppable. Keep your mind on the things that you want and off the things you don’t want. This is why worrying is so dangerous. This is how you build mountains out of molehills.
As a therapist, a large part of what I do is to teach people how to focus their attention. A positive attitude toward treatment has a tremendous effect on the outcome. People’s expectations impact how they behave. If patients expect to get well, they are more likely to be compliant with the medical recommendations presented. The resulting benefits are a stronger immune system, more energy, enthusiasm, creativity and happiness.
Being optimistic is the single greatest quality you can develop. It is imperative to decide exactly what you want and to focus on ideal outcomes. Expect positive results. Visualize your goals as if they were already attained. Make your life all that it can be!
Mark Webb is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice at South Georgia Psychiatric and Counseling Center in Valdosta. Mark Webb is also the author of How To Be A Great Partner and founder of Partner Focused Relationships™. Sign up for Mark Webb’s “Relationship Strategies” Ezine ($100 Value). Just visit his website at http://www.powerfulrelationshipadvice.com or http://www.therelationshipspecialist.com