The importance of thinking and what we think, and how this molds and shapes us and our lives cannot be over stated.

For thousands of years we have understood that what we think is what we become and who we are.

A tiny but powerful, influential and enduring book "As a Man Thinketh" , by James Allen, was published in 1902 and was actually influenced by the bible verse "as a man thinketh in his heart, so he is" (Proverbs)

Confucious . . . "the more a man meditates on good thoughts, the better will be his world"

Buddha . . . "the mind is everything; what you think you become" . . . and . . . "all that we are is a result of what we have thought"

Lao Tzu . . . "watch your thoughts for they become words . . . "

It not only matters, it is its own reality.

It is not true that all you need to do is just do this for it to become reality; but it is true that reality does follow what's on your mind.

It affects all aspects of our lives, from mood to success and failure to mental and physical health.

If you want to change, then, what do you do?

You must change what's on your mind to change your expectations; changing your expectations can and will change your outcomes.

If your outcomes are not what you would like them to be, it's time to change your self talk.

OK, but what do I DO?

Some will tell you to eliminate negative thoughts.

Do not concern yourself with this; it's still negative. If you practice positive ones, ones that match the outcomes you want, your subconscious will eventually drop the negative ones automatically and replace them with the positive.

These must first begin in your conscious mind, though, in the form of positive statements; we call these affirmations.

An affirmation is a positive statement, declared in the present tense, confirming in words the outcome you expect.

. . . I am healthy . . . I receive more than $1000 every week . . . I am the happiest I have ever been . . . I have the greatest attitude . . . I give generously to others . . .

Let's summarize to this point:

**what you think is who your are

**to change who you are, you must change your thoughts

**express the outcomes you want as positive statements

**repeat these affirmations at least twice daily

**consciously doing this tells your subsonscious to change

You also, besides saying these, need to be able to see and feel them already accomplished.

. . . I am healthy and active . . . Get a picture of this in your mind's eye. What does it look like to be healthy and active? What does it feel like?

Saying, seeing, and feeling them will take you a long way to believing them and is necessary to do so.

This takes patience and persistence. Your subconscious mind will not change, especially long held thoughts, with half hearted effort from your conscious.

You can change your life this way; but you must sincerely want to change and believe you can.

As mentioned at the beginning of this piece, for thousands of years, from Confuscious, Buddha, Lao Tzu, and the bible, we have known our thoughts make us who we are. We still know it today.

Why not think it the way you want it to be?

The importance of thinking and what we think and how this molds and shapes us and our lives cannot be over stated.

To Mind from Thinking
To Health
To Wealth