Winning the Thought Battle
If you have read my articles or heard me speak, you know that I always come
down to action. We need to act if we are going to be successful!
Yet, our success starts long before our actions. In fact, our success begins
in our thoughts.
The process is that thoughts become actions and actions produce results. So
the equation starts with the thoughts. So the key to success is to start
with and control the thoughts that we have. Good thoughts become good
actions become good results.
But there is this predicament we have as humans. It is this "battle" we have
with our thoughts. Thoughts of depression, negative thoughts, thoughts of
fear etc constantly creep into our minds and cause us to act in certain ways
that are going to produce the antithesis of the kind we want that will
So what can we do to win the battle with thoughts? Here are a few main
points. Apply these immediately and then constantly and you will be on your
way to winning the thought battle.
Guard your mind. Pretend that behind that forehead of yours is a very
precious thing - your mind - because it is precious. If you had a storehouse
of gold in your house, you would hire an armed guard to stand watch and keep
all the bad guys out. Yet, many of us let any old ting come into our minds.
We need to keep the bad thoughts, the negative thoughts O-U-T! Now when I
say this, I mean both the ones that start in our heads and the ones that
come from external sources.
Proactively place good thoughts in your head. Just like a garden, where you
weed, or pull the bad stuff out, and plant, put the good stuff in, so we do
the same thing with our thoughts. Buy tapes and music that will produce
good, happy thoughts in your head! Watch TV programs and videos that put
good thoughts in your head!
Avoid the naysayers. They are all around you. You work with them, you live
near them - some are even in your family! Whatever you do, do not let them
affect you with their negative thoughts. Spend as little time as you can
with them (unless it is your spouse or kids - then you need counseling!)
Act on the positive thoughts that you do have. When a positive thought comes
into your head, act on it! This will begin to produce a "bridge" between
what you think and how you act! This will then make that transition even
easier as time goes by!
Four key ideas to win the thought battle:
Guard your mind.
Proactively place good thoughts in your head.
Avoid the naysayers.
Act on the positive thoughts that you do have.
Go forth and Win the Battle!
About The Author:
Chris Widener is a popular speaker and writer as well as the President of
Made for Success, a company helping individuals and organizations turn
their potential into performance, succeed in every area of their lives and
achieve their dreams.
To see Chris "live" at the upcoming Jim Rohn Weekend Event as he speaks on
the subject of Secrets of Influence go to
Chris-Widener.InspiresYOU.com/">http://Chris-Widener.InspiresYOU.com/ or call 800-929-0434.
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