Monday, February 9, 2009

You Are What You Think

Proverbs 23:7 in the Bible reads, "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." Napoleon Hill, in his epic Think and Grow Rich, wrote, "Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve" Norman Vincent Peale often said, "We tend to get what we expect" Albert Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "We become what we think about all day long". Are you getting the concept - you are what you think.

In his epic recording The Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale said that the strangest secret is that we become what we think about most. A young man once heard this and asked if he was going to become a beautiful woman (as that was what he thought about most). This, of course, is not what Mr. Nightingale meant, rather that what you put into your mind will dictate your outcome. Wow! So, what he was saying is that where I am in my life is completely due to what I put in my mind? Yes! We know this because there are many people who have been born into abject poverty and yet have risen to tremendous financial success, as have there been people born into incredible wealth, who have lived a life filled with failure and misery. What was the difference? What they thought about.

So, what have you been thinking about? Do you have a written plan for your business, with specific goals and objectives? Do your thoughts revolve around the success of your business and achieving your goals or are you thinking about past failures or your current circumstances? Remember you become what you think about most. If you are thinking about failures, that is what you will become. You see, thoughts are seeds and your mind is a garden. If you are planting bad seeds, you will end up with a garden full of weeds. However, if you plant positive seeds, your garden will be full of beautiful successes. Your future is dependent on the seeds you plant.

The Bible teaches us to take every thought captive. This is one of the biggest keys to your success in network marketing - when thoughts come into your mind, stop for a moment and determine if they are bad or good seeds. If bad, reject them. If good, accept them. How you handle your thoughts will dictate the future circumstances in your life. So, if you don't like where you are in life or if you would like a better life, check your thoughts.

Now, I want you to understand that your thoughts alone cannot change your future, rather that is the start. Once you get in the habit of thinking positive, forward thinking thoughts, your mind and body with respond with the appropriate actions. For example, let's say you start thinking about moving up to the next level in your company. You work with your sponsor or an upline leader to create a plan of action and that's what your mind begins to focus on. From that your mind will form ideas for how to accomplish your goal and your body will move into action. This is another key spot, because if you allow fear (a big bad seed) to enter your mind, it will stop the necessary actions and you will not achieve your goal. However, if you reject fear and maintain only positive thoughts, you will move toward and achieve your goals.

It's time to check your thinking and get focused on thoughts that will enable you to move up the ranks to total time and financial freedom.