Sunday, June 22, 2014

Our Thoughts become Things

Do you ever find yourself wondering, "Why is SHE so successful and why is it so EASY for her?" If so, keep reading:

There is a natural progression to everything in life: plant, cultivate, harvest" Jeff Olson

"Your philosophy is your view of life, something beyond feelings and attitudes. Your philosophy drives your attitudes and feelings, which drive your actions. By and large, people are looking in the wrong places. They are looking for a big break, that lucky breakthrough, the amazing 'quantum leap' everyone keeps talking about. I call it the philosophy of the craps table and roulette wheel, and I don't believe they'll ever find it. I've seen an awful lot of remarkable successes and colossal failures up close, and in my experience, neither one happens in quantum leaps or 'breaks', whether the lucky or unlucky kind. They happen through the slight edge.

There's a reason those lottery winners lose it all again, a reason those shining stars plummet to those dark places; they may have had the big breaks, but they didn't grasp the slight edge. Their winnings changed their bank account balance--but it didn't change their philosophy." Jeff Olson from The Slight Edge

If we were to step back and carefully assess what it is that brings others success, I believe that Jeff Olson has it right, that a person's philosophy has more control of the situation than we give credit.

Are you familiar with this quote,
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" Henry Ford

How about:
"Our thoughts become things."

What if you could make a slight shift in just one thing that you think regularly that is a negative thought? We all have negative thoughts...we all are too hard on ourselves. What if we, instead, employed a small shift and shared with ourselves, "I am doing my best at learning __________and I am mastering it" instead of a negative thought about that item.

Practicing positive self-talk is life-altering in many, many ways. Much love to each of you today as you are kind to yourself and feel uplifted as a result. Here is a simple shift: (negative) "I am overwhelmed, tired, have too much to do, can't get it all done, etc" (A simple shift to the positive): "I have a lot to do, but I am accomplishing so much by focusing on tackling one thing at a time. I've got this."

 What self-talk will you shift today so that you can give yourself the gift of success?

Please share below in the comments; thank you! 
  • Disclaimer:  this blog post is not to be interpreted as medical advice and is highlighting my experience. Thank you--

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