We become what we think about : An Outside idea
“Our doubts are traitors and cause us to lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” ~ William Shakespeare.
George Bernard Shaw said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.”
We become what we think about. Now it stands to reason that every person who is thinking about a concrete and worthwhile goal is going to reach it because that’s what he is thinking about, and we become what we think about.
Conversely, the man who has no goal, who doesn’t know where he is going and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety, fear and worry becomes what he thinks about. His life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing, he becomes nothing.
The human mind will return anything we want to plant. Well, you might say, “If that’s true, why don’t people use their minds more?”.
Our mind comes as standard equipment at birth. It’s free and things that are given to us for nothing we place little value on. Things that we pay money for, we value.
The paradox is that exactly the reverse is true. Everything that is really worthwhile in life came to us free. But the things that cost us money are actually very cheap and can be replaced at any time but the things we got for nothing, we can never replace.
The human mind isn’t used because we take it for granted. Familiarity breeds contempt. The mind can do any job we assign to it but generally speaking, we use it for little jobs instead of big important ones. So decide now. Plant your goal in your mind. It’s the most important decision you ever make in your entire life.
So my question to you this week is:
- What is it you want?
- What is the first step you need to take to get you there?