I believe that in order for us to succeed in life highly depends on the way we think.
If I say “I can’t do that” then chances are…I won’t. If I say “I WILL do that” then chances are I will! How does the saying go?
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”
Maybe for some, positive thinking comes easily. For others, myself included, it may take practice! I am no expert in this area, so I cannot say for sure how one grows to be a positive/optimistic person versus a negative Nancy, but I’m sure somewhere along life’s journey the inner spirit is cut down and lost, but it’s definitely not gone!
So what do we do to “fix” our thoughts? My personal answer, start reading. READ about HOW to start thinking positively. Gather information from OTHER successful, positive people. I want to share with you the two books that really helped me and are continually changing my life.
This was my first ever self help book, and since it, I have become hooked on helping myself to “Think Big.” Check out this expert about the book:
“The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don’t need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction—but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This book gives you those secrets!”
This book was given to me when my husband and I thought we’d try our hand at the Amway business. Honestly, I had never thought to read books that actually meant something or “self-help” books, as they’re called. We can say this book was the beginning of my transformation (p.s. this was SEVERAL years ago, we’re talking 7-8 years).
As we began learning the ropes from our mentors, we were talking about our children and raising them, discipline and all that jazz. Mine were just little things about six and three or so and hers were middle and high school age. She mentioned to me that she had read a lot of books about parenting (she had some pretty awesome kids). So anyway, that’s how my “self-help” and mind set books began to change my life.
Of most recent I picked up this next book:
“By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.”
This is, by far, my favorite! Jen Sincero is so funny and sincere in wanting to help improve peoples lives by helping each of us be the best version of “us” that we can be! Oh my gosh she is hilarious!
Jen Sincero talks about the power of allowing the Universe to work for you, and listening to what it’s trying to tell you (whether that is God, The Universe, Buda) whatever, but it’s important to listen to the “spirit” or as she refers to it “The Force.” She also strongly encourages us to ASK the universe for what we want!
I enjoyed this read so much I have started another! You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth. I’ll have to let you know how that one goes…so far I love it, and it corresponds right along with the first one I read!
Other Tools to Change Your Mind-Set:
YOGA, Meditation, Exercise, Setting Goals, Visual Aids/Visualization and more!
Stop telling yourself you aren’t good-enough, or you can’t, or I’ll do it later. You get one life so make the most of it. Life is a journey and there are definitely bumps, hills, valleys and maybe a tornado or two, in the mix…but if you want to see results in your life, stop giving up and push through!
No matter what it is you want in life, a new job, a new house, to lose weight, to become a writer, or show off your art skills, you have it in you—you just have to believe, want it, and according to Jen Sincero…ASK FOR IT!
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