How many times do you hear (or do you say) “I just can’t get ahead?” How can you set yourself up for winning if that is the loop playing in your mind? How can you believe in yourself enough to put in place the kind of changes that will bring you prosperity if all you are thinking is that it’s impossible to get ahead. Our thoughts shape our reality. Guard your thoughts
I enjoyed this book. It is well written and the material spoke to me. I found they went farther along the affirmation route than I can. Thinking of my car as a good friend, giving her a name and saying out loud that I love her doesn’t work for me. That doesn’t mean I don’t pat her dash and encourage her sometimes. I’m just not into the personification of objects.
The second aspect that doesn’t work for me is the separation of my body parts as distinct from me. I had this same challenge with Eckhart Tolle’s work. I am me, not a liver me, a stomach me, a finger me etc.
Here are some of the thoughts that spoke to me and that I flagged as I read:
Every experience has value and brings the opportunity to grow and learn, even bad ones.
We all want it now, but the journey is just as important. Along the way appreciate:
It takes years to achieve mastery, and in the mean time, enjoy the process of learning, the thrill of seeing improvement and the sense of accomplishment that can come every step of the way.
“We are powerful, creative beings who determine our future with every thought we think and every word we speak.”
Recognize that there isn’t one right way to do things. In a study, people identified 250 different ways to wash dishes. It doesn’t mean that they would all work for you, but that you should be open to other options.
“The beauty of awareness is that it interrupts a pattern.” Seeing the way things are from an outside angle means becoming present to the truth of the way it is.
As you go through your day, check in with yourself for how you feel in the moment. How do you feel about your commute? What are you thinking as you walk into your office? Are you happy when you arrive back home? The way you feel will shape how you act towards the others around you and their reaction to you. Do you see how this goes?
Sometimes the best gift you can give someone else is to accept the gift they give you.
What are your thoughts today?