Let me take you back a number of years ago. On a bright, sunny, warm, summer Saturday in July, I was sitting on the couch, flicking through the channels, all 300 + of them, looking for a TV program or movie I haven’t seen. There was nothing on the boob tube that I hadn’t seen. There was nothing new. I weighed somewhere between 220 and 250 lbs and I wasn’t wearing it well. I suffered from what I call “Dunlop Dis-ease”. That’s where your belly dun lopped over your belt. Not a pretty sight I’m sure and I hope you can erase that image from the screen of your mind with ease.
The reason I was watching TV is simply that I was a vidiot. I used all forms of entertainment, including escapades with drugs and alcohol to try and relieve myself of the mental noise going on between my ears. That noise had been going on since I was very young. Always worrying about something. The size, or lack thereof, of my bank account, was usually at the forefront of my thoughts.
I think it’s needless to say that my thinking was not healthy. Suicide often crossed my mind but I always remembered a saying that a friend of mine told me. “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary situation.” and he wasn’t wrong about that.
September 7th, 2013 is the day all this changed. I met a person who introduced me, albeit vicariously through his success coach and then again through a personal development program, to my mentor Bob Proctor. One month later I became a student of that program and learned that my thoughts were literally poisoning my body.
On the very first lesson, I learned that I could have a goal. I didn’t know that! My parents didn’t teach me that. My teachers in grade school, high school, and both times at college didn’t teach me that. I had to wait for half of my life before I was ready to learn it. Here’s the thing about having a goal. You have something to focus your thoughts on. When your goal is of the big and audacious variety, there’s a lot of excitement that goes with it. It’s scary as hell but it’s so worth the achievement of what I want.
Through the program, I learned how to focus my thoughts to achieve my goal. With that new way of thinking, learning how to expect nothing but positive outcomes of all the actions that I will take to achieve my goal, being really enthusiastic about how I spend my days in taking action towards my goal, my thinking has gone from scattered, undisciplined, often times useless, to ordered, structured, solid thoughts which direct my actions. Now calmness reigns between my ears. My actions always take me in the direction of my goal and I, for the first time in my life, am free of anxiety and have way greater success than I’ve ever experienced.
I learned that success ≠happiness. The true formula is HAPPINESS = SUCCESS. Positive thinking allows you to clearly make decisions that are creative, and correct when targeting a goal. If we keep thinking of a brilliant future, imagine all the things we want as being achievable, the only outcome will be our goals and dreams manifesting in reality.
What are your dreams? Would you like to achieve them in your lifetime? Tell me what you want and I’ll show you how to get them.