As a Man Thinketh in Business and in Life
The Bible says, “As a man thinketh so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) Many people refer to this as the “Law of Attraction.” Some have come to know it as “The Secret.” I’m from New York and I prefer the straightforward, “What you think is what you get.” It doesn’t matter what you call it. All you need to know is that this spiritual law does not know good from bad, right from wrong or true from false. It does not judge and it doesn’t excuse negative thinking.
Early computer programmers came up with a nifty acronym to explain the occasional wrong results from time to time: G.I.G.O. Pronounced ghee-go, it stands for “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” and it refers to the fact that computers will unquestioningly process even the most nonsensical data inputted, inevitably spitting out erroneous information. The same is true of your thoughts. The results you receive are in direct accordance to what you’re thinking. Like I said, “What you think is what you get.” Get it? You need to understand that this powerful law will either make you or break you.
The great poet Milton said, “The mind is its own place, and it can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.” What a powerful statement, and how true it is. The mind is its own place, but it’s important that you understand that your thoughts both emanate from your mind and influence future thoughts that it generates. Those very thoughts are the determining factors that make a “heaven of hell” or a “hell of heaven” in your life.
To sum it all up… It’s really not what happens to you that determines your quality of life, but rather, how you think about what happens that makes the difference. The good news is that you are the creator and director of your thoughts. With practice you can learn to methodically shift your way of thinking and choose thoughts that will create a healthier belief system, make you feel better, and give you an optimistic attitude. An optimistic attitude will enable you to enjoy the process of achieving your goals. When you are enjoying yourself during the process of achieving your goals you are connected to your Higher Self. When you are connected to your Higher Self you become more creative and productive and reap the benefits of success… and on and on this fun little cycle continues. What? You find all of this hard to believe? Well then, I suggest that you buy my book “Get Your SHIFT Together” Who knows, it might turn you into a real SHIFT Head!