20. Sep, 2016

Think Better Thoughts

Those who work at becoming better, are likely to continue to do so. Others who don’t won’t! And, the difference has little to do with circumstance.

Success and failure begins, continues or changes with every thought you have and once started down a particular track you create a domino effect that determines outcome.

8 things that happen when you think better thoughts:

  1. You become less judgmental ~ whatever energy you transmit reflects back to you! Make gracious allowance for those who are less than graceful to you (after all, they haven’t attended one of my inter-personal skills events).
  2. You accomplish more ~ if you ever hear yourself thinking, “I don’t have the time” to improve you're using THE oldest excuse which leads to failing, rather than finding a better reason to succeed. 16/7 is your allotted wakening hours and that’s it! You do what you choose to do and leave undone what you choose to leave undone.  
  3. You influence others ~ one way or another everyone sees your dominant strengths OR your dominant weaknesses! You choose which! They hear what you say and how you say it, and they see what you do. They perceive how you think.
  4. You accept criticism ~ from time to time we all get things wrong! Accepting that we could have done better or not said something stupid is a measure of our psychological maturity. It is better to admit a permanent truth than live a temporary lie ~ especially with those who are most important to us.
  5. You increase persistency ~ the world is full or educated derelicts are famous words spoken by former US President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933).  Having brighter, positive thoughts won’t make you invincible, but it may mean you’ll keep on keeping on.
  6. You attract better outcomes ~ good things ‘coincidentally’ start lining up, but in reality there is no coincidence. Good attracts good just as bad attracts bad. Be careful who you take your advice from. You'll become the average of the five people you spend most of your time with.
  7. You become more disciplined ~ a habit, is a habit, is a habit! You can’t expect a different outcome by doing the same thing over and over! You can’t blame others for what they did or didn’t do. Discipline changes perspective to everything!
  8. Success breeds success ~ when you start to change your thinking for good, it is going to hurt! Or, is it? Change requires consistent and persistent effort. Old habits die hard. But once you've made your mind up you'll keep on keeping on. Increased self-awareness expands your capacity to cope. You become more substantial.