How to get more of what you want
‘Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.’ – Napoleon Hill
We are what we think … literally. Our character is the total sum of all our thoughts. Who we are, and who we become, is designed and built by our own thoughts. A thought is to the mind what a seed is to a garden; each and every action that we choose creates a result in direct proportion to our thinking. You reap exactly what you sow, good or bad, positive or negative. You and you alone, are the architect of your thoughts, environment, situation and destiny.
James Allen said in As a Man Thinketh, ‘Many people are anxious to improve their results but are unwilling to improve themselves.’ Many of us are very keen to improve our circumstances, but are totally unwilling to better ourselves. We desire more wealth, more happiness, more success and more love, yet we fail to realise that these things grow and develop in direct proportion to our personal development and achievement.
Positive thoughts, feelings and actions will never produce bad results; similarly, negative thoughts, feelings and actions can never produce good results. Our attitude and what we achieve in life depends exclusively on what we think. Your external world will always be a mirror or a direct reflection of your internal world.
It was the legendary Earl Nightingale that said, ‘You become what you think about most of the time and you will continuously attract into your life exactly that.’ Once you link skilful thought to your major definite purpose, you then possess your own personal mental GPS that will guide you to success. Thought without purpose is like trying to find your destination without a roadmap or road signs. Any route will do as you aimlessly drive around life open to the influence of any external individual or circumstance that presents itself. No purpose = no results.
Positive thinking on its own is not enough. Your thoughts fuel your mind and body and give you focus and direction, but then you must follow positive thinking with decisive positive action. You must learn to condition your mind by disciplining your thoughts and focus on a great purpose.
Thought, aligned with feeling becomes creative power. This feeling of creative power produces action, and that action in turn leads to positive results and achievement.
‘There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.’ – Roger Staubach