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"All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
James Allen (1864 - 1912)

This quote by James Allen is just one of the numerous ways that people have expressed their belief that our thoughts create our lives. And you may have heard or read other quotes, basically saying the same. Even the Buddha had this to say about the power of our thoughts:

"What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind. Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. But once mastered, no one can help you as much." Buddha (568 - 488 BC)

As an NLP trainer, I presuppose that we are in charge of our thoughts. This means that, as the Buddha above says, we create our life by how we think. It also means that, if we're in charge of our thoughts, we're in charge of the results we get.

 

The problem, though, is: how do we change our thinking, especially if we're so used to think negative thoughts? If you don't believe me when I say we're used to negative thinking, just switch on the TV or glance at the newspapers. Negativity abounds in those media.

 

One way that helped me to switch from negative to more positive thinking is...

 

...Gratitude.

 

Being grateful for what I have now, for example, puts me very firmly in the here and now. And what's really interesting is, when I'm grateful I feel happy and contented. Right in the moment.

 

When thinking positively you feel positive and this means you do more positive things. And when you experience more positive results as a consequence, you will have more positive beliefs which will in turn again affect your thinking. And overall, your life will be so much more positive.

 

Recently, we laid my father-in-law to rest. And it occurred to me that life is too short to be miserable and unhappy. Your life is too precious to be fearful or worrying about things that haven't happened yet. And we don't really have time to complain about other people's shortcomings.

 

There are various NLP skills to help you change from thinking and feeling negative
Read more... The Power Of Our Thoughts

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