Change your Thoughts, Change your Life!
by Marion Licchiello-Lenz
It’s been said in many different ways – whatever you focus on expands. What I say is “Whatever you focus on is what you get; negative or positive, so focus on the positive and you’ll bring more positive into your life.”
I’m not saying I am always in a positive state or that just thinking positive will get you where you want to be. Negative thoughts creep up on me, too, only now I don’t allow them to last as long. When I’m focused, look out world. I believe with FOCUS we can achieve almost anything.
Everything that is in the Universe began with a thought. All of the great masters have known this and teach this daily. If you are using a pad to take notes right now, someone had to think about making a pad before it became a reality. Someone had to then think about how to make the paper. Someone had to think about a writing utensil. Everything is a thought in our mind before it becomes a reality in the Universe. Nothing simply appears out of thin air. Right? How many times have you had a great idea and someone else stole it from you? Or at least that’s what you said. “Hey, that was my idea” but you didn’t tell anyone so you knew no one really stole it from you. If you‘d brought your thought to the right person perhaps you’d be rich.
Think about how wonderful inventions are. Have you ever seen the scraper for the restaurant tables for your crumbs, post-it pads, erasers, cameras, or toothpicks? Before that table scraper came out, didn’t you use your knife to clean off your table? I did and someone else did too. But guess what – they took action on their thoughts.
Perhaps you have self-defeating thoughts about yourself. The more you think these thoughts, the more they become who and what you think you really are. I have good news for you. You could change those thoughts in an instant. Literally! Right now! Are you ready?
Take a minute or two and think of some negative thoughts that you bring to mind on a regular basis. Don’t stay with them too long. We do need to understand what we say in order to put it in the positive though. Now that you are aware of what you say to yourself, how can we change it to the positive? That’s the easy part, JUST CHANGE IT! Sounds too simple doesn’t it? Here’s what works for me.
Catch yourself when you are having a self-defeating thought. As soon as you feel, hear or think one of these thoughts in your mind say the word “Cancel” or “Cancel that thought”. You could even use the word “Delete”. Say anything that is going to make your mind know that you are getting rid of that thought immediately. After you cancel your self-defeating thoughts replace them with self-fulfilling thoughts. In other words, replace the negative with the positive. It’s an age old concept but it works almost every time for me!!!!
Here’s an example of affirmations for changing your self defeating thoughts into self fulfilling ones:
If you drop a dish and break it you might say in your mind or out loud, “I’m so clumsy, I do things like this all the time”. Replace that with “I’m becoming more and more graceful each and every day” or “I am so agile”. Make these statements even if you feel like they are not true. You become what you believe you are, what you think about, and feel about the most. I learned from the Masters to “Act as if”. If you’re not already who or where you want to be “Act as if” you are already that person, in that place, being who you really are meant to be.
Everything that you have right now or anything that you are lacking in your life is a manifestation of your past and present thoughts, of what you’ve focused on. Your thoughts and focus control your destiny. You are responsible.
If in the past and present you’ve been thinking:
I’m not good enough.
I’ll never have enough money.
I’m never going to amount to anything.
Guess what – right now I could pretty much guarantee that: you’re struggling, you’re not good enough, you don’t have money, and you think you’ll never amount to anything. UNTIL NOW!!!!
You took the first step by reading this article. Now, and I mean RIGHT NOW you could begin to change that thought process. You are now on your way to a more conscious you. Give yourself a pat on the back. Negative thoughts that you’ve learned in the past, could now be reversed. I love this quote from Yoda, “You must unlearn what you have learned”. You can’t change what happened in the past but you could begin changing your life right NOW!! Everything you think about and focus on from THIS moment on can ultimately turn your life around in a positive way, as long as your thoughts are positive and you keep your Focus. Your thoughts must be self-fulfilling thoughts. You and your thoughts can change your entire life around starting RIGHT NOW!! FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS. Am I making that clear? Do you understand that if you’re ready so is the Universe? If you are ready and you align your Focus with good and what you want, not what you don’t want, you could change your life. I want to be sure you understand because this is powerful!