Thoughts Are Things

In my book Pathfinding I write, “Psychologists have estimated that the average person has over 62,000 thoughts each day. Most people’s thoughts are a hodgepodge of internal concerns about money, sex, work, rent, car payments, meals, TV programming, health care, grocery lists, family issues, child rearing, the economy and traffic. Those 62,000 thoughts usually center around ordinary activities and responsibilities that fill our daily lives.
We can change both our attitudes and our outcomes by our thinking. We draw to us what is contained in our thoughts. A positive quote of the day in, written by James Clavell, in his novel “Shogun states,” To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral down into ever increasing unhappiness. To think good
thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that discipline – training – is about.” Emmet Fox takes this one step further in another positive quote of the day, “You are not happy because you are well. You are well because you are happy. You are not depressed because trouble has come to you, but trouble has come to you because you are depressed. You can change your thoughts
and feelings, and then the outer things will come to correspond, and indeed there is no other way of working.” So keep visualizing, keep putting the images on your dream boards, and keep believing.

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