„The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts“ - Marcus Aurelius
„The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts“
The step towards success starts with your thoughts.
„We are what we think. Everything we are starts in our mind. We create the world with our thoughts.“
Thoughts are the most important element of the formula for success as this is where everything originates. Thoughts are the source and inspiration for everything that comes afterwards.
It is the thoughts that we have about particular events or people and not the stimuli that determine our emotions in the end. You need to become aware of your thoughts and the patterns they follow because this is the seed which you plant with your act of thinking and which will ultimately lead to certain outcomes. It is solely YOU the one who determines whether the seeds are going to be planted with careful intention or rather at random, whether they are going to be positive and success-oriented or negative.
Should you run your life unconsciously and let outside events and your unconscious mind run your emotions and re-actions to external stimuli, then the outcome will reflect and reiterate this particular pattern.
„Watch your thoughts for they become words,
watch your words for they become actions,
watch your actions for they become habits,
watch your habits for they become your character,
watch your character for it becomes your destiny.“ - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If your thoughts are negative, critical and focus on what is erroneous and wrong, these will highly likely lead to negative emotions. Often, the thoughts we have about external events distort reality completely or even fail to mirror it accurately. The emotions which are created in this way trigger our behavior, which then turns into a behavioral pattern if repeated frequently and finally, these thought-emotion-behavior patterns result in negative outcomes. We create our own vicious cycle, as it were, by continuously cultivating the same thoughts, the same emotions and the same reactions. No wonder, we often feel stuck, not moving forward with our lives, not creating opportunities for happiness, success, abundance, and transformative changes in our relationships, carreers and health.
Take a close look at who you are today. Take a close look at your life, your personality, your career, your health, your living area, your body, your circle of friends.
Your life is the result of your thoughts, your emotions, your decisions and choices, your reactions and behavior. Not the other way around.
Should you desire to change anything, start changing how you think and feel.
„... every day, stand guard at the door of your mind, and you alone decide what thoughts and beliefs you let into your life. For they will shape whether you feel rich or poor, cursed or blessed.“