What You Think Is What You Get
I find it absolutely amazing that some people seem to have every advantage within their reach and still manage to destroy their lives and sabotage their success and happiness. Then there are those who seem to have every disadvantage thrown their way and choose to move forward and refuse to go down. They take what appears to be the greatest of challenges and somehow manage to make their lives work and enjoy the process.
It has always been my experience that those who choose the latter alternative somehow, consciously or unconsciously, direct their thoughts to create an empowering belief system that eventually steers them to a brighter outcome.
If there is one thing I would love for you to walk away with more that anything else after reading this article, it would be for you to understand that you have the power to experience any challenge in your life from a healthier perspective. Notice I didn’t say some challenges, I said any challenge. How you experience your challenges are by the thoughts that you continually program into your brain day in and day out.
Contrary to what most people believe, it’s not the situation, it’s not the event, and it’s not the circumstance in and of themselves that determine your quality of life. Rather it’s the way you think about life’s hard times that will minimize or maximize the impact they have on you. Each and every thought that you have can be appraised as to whether it strengthens you or weakens you.
People who are successful and attract wealth into their lives consciously or unconsciously think successful thoughts. Whether they are aware of it or not, they create predominant thoughts of wealth and abundance on a consistent basis. They don’t allow negative thoughts of lack and failure to blossom and take over their minds. You can see evidence of this in the people you come in contact with everyday.
Haven’t you noticed that those who are always talking about their ailments are always ill. Those who speak about prosperity are prosperous. Those who always talk about how wonderful life is are always happy and so on.
There is no getting away from the fact that the more dominant your thoughts on any subject in your life, the more you solidify your life experience. Whatever you habitually think about or focus on the most will appear in your life.
The Bible says, “As a man thinketh so shall he be”. 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 say “What you think is what you get”. (Leave it to a New Yorker to tell it like it is!) It really 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. It simply works in 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 can 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 feed your mind. Those very thoughts are the determining factors that make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven in your life.