It’s all in the mind

By December 2, 2018Books, Personal Development

I’ll begin by asking a few questions which I need you to answer. Think about the answers to these questions and write them down somewhere.

  • What’s on your mind?
  • What beliefs do you harbor and hold dear to you?
  • What thoughts do you allow to go through your mind?
  • What are you thinking of?

At the end of this post, ask yourself the same questions and know if you need to change anything.

I’ll be using insights I have gotten from 3 books for this post and I believe they’ll do justice in sending my message across to you.

The first book I’ll be using is “7 habits of highly effective people” by Steven Covey.

So the first habit is – Be proactive. What this means is that as human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. Now, things happen to us every day and the truth is that we can’t help or control what happens to us. However, we can decide how we react to what has happened. We have the power to decide, the power to control our feelings, choose a different approach and take the steps necessary to achieve our goals.
All these begin in your mind.

Habit 2 tells us to “Begin with the end in mind”. This wonderful habit is based on the principle that “all things are created twice”. First is the mental creation and second is the physical creation.

So do you desire something different in your life? Start by creating what you desire in your mind and then proactively create it in the physical.
There’s so much you can achieve with the right mindset

It’s all in the mind

The second book I’ll use is “The monk who sold his Ferrari” by Robin Sharma.

In this book, a fable was told and in the fable, the garden is the symbol for the mind.
He said, “If you care for your mind, if you nurture it and if you cultivate it just like a fertile, rich garden, it will blossom far beyond your expectations. But if you let the weeds take root, lasting peace of mind and deep inner harmony will always elude you”.
Yes, the mind is important. And yes, you do have to care, nurture and cultivate it.

Take note of something from the book also. He says “To live life to the fullest, you must stand guard at the gate of your garden and let only the very best information enter. You truly cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought – not even one”.

He also said, “If you want to live a more peaceful and meaningful life, you must think peaceful and meaningful thoughts”

It’s all in the mind

Third and last book I’ll use is “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne.

What is the secret? The secret is the law of attraction.
She says, “Everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And it’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you are holding in your mind. It’s what you’re thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind, you are attracting to you.”

Now I’ll ask the questions again.

  • What’s on your mind?
  • What beliefs do you harbor and hold dear to you?
  • What thoughts do you let go through your mind?
  • What are you thinking of?

Don’t forget. IT’S ALL IN THE MIND

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