What Are You Thinking?
In his book, Success Is Not An Accident, Tom Newberry states that every thought either moves you towards your goal and the person you want to become, or away from your goal. No thought is neutral. Every thought counts. Where you are and where you have been is not as important as where you’re going. But if in your thinking you persist in constantly identifying with where you are and where you have been, then where you have been, where you are and where you are going will all be one and the same. This holds true of your golf game, business, marriage or any other area of your life.
The human mind likes the status quo. Psychologists estimate the average person has between twenty to sixty thousand thoughts per day, but ninety-percent of those thoughts are the same as yesterday and the day before. If you do not train your mind to think otherwise, it will feed you a constant repetition of old ideas. Those old thoughts will act like automatic pilot on a plane, which will keep steering your life in the direction it has always gone.
This truth was first articulated in the Bible many years ago. The Bible puts it this way: “As a man thinks, so is he.”
Your thoughts shape your destiny. When Abram asked God for a son, this is what God told him. God told him to count the stars to get a mental picture of how many children He would bless him with. Then, God told him to change his name from Abram to Abraham, which means father of many nations. Both actions were designed to help Abram change his thinking about himself and his circumstances. Abram needed to align his thinking with where he wanted to be, not with where he was.
Let your thoughts begin to work for you. If you don’t like where you’ve been and don’t want to remain where you are, you can do something about it. Change your thinking!
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“THE POWER OF THOUGHTS”
(8-Disc CD Series)
1. The Power of Your Thoughts
2. As a Man Thinketh
3. Programming the Human Spirit
4. Renewing Your Mind
5. The Battle for Your Soul
6. Breaking Mental Strongholds
7. Creating Your Future
8. How to Talk to Yourself