I ran on my high school track team for 3 of my 4 years of high school. During that time, my most successful races occurred when I was thinking positive thoughts during the races. I had many bad races, too. Whenever I thought about not wanting to pass a “friend” because I was afraid of hurting her feelings, or had thoughts about tripping so I wouldn’t have to finish… yeah… no wonder those races weren’t successful!
Ghandi once said:
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
In a previous article, Using Your Mind Power to Accelerate Weight loss we learned about attracting positive outcomes to our goals by envisioning the end result in our mind’s eye during our workouts. The same can be said about positive thoughts in general.
You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.
Take 10 minutes and write down your thoughts to each of the questions below:
What are you life goals?
Did you accomplish your five-year plan from 5 years ago?
On a scale of 1-5 (5 being “awesome”, 1 being “not awesome”) how would you rate your Spiritual Strength? Mental Strength? Physical Strength?
Today, let’s all respond to this call to action given by Paramahansa Yogananda:
“Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature. Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain. Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts that will bring you health and happiness.”