Our mind is so unique and can be used for hundreds of thousands of different things!
We control it.
We can use it to our advantage.
Everything that we do, in our life, in our day, all begins from the mind.
You tell your mind what you want to do next, and it does that for you.
Be it controlling your body functions for a certain task to controlling your thoughts to focus on a specific topic.
Everything begins from the mind.
We shouldn’t let it overpower us; but we should overpower it – use it a tool to live life, to enjoy life, to be happy in life, to grow in life. Its all linked with the mind.
Good things happen in our lives and some not so good things happen in our lives.
Depends on how you define not so good, could be with respect to your day, your year, your work, your relationships, or just life in general.
However, the choice to see the good is ours.
See the good that has happened in our lives.
And what will continue to happen in the future!
See the good in living another day!
See the good in being physically and mentally fit.
See the good in continuously getting opportunities in our lives.
See the good that you have your family and loved ones around you.
There’s so much good in your life that you can continue to list them down.
However, it is up to you to see the good.
When you see the positive, good things happen in your life as well.
Simple as that.
The choice is yours!
See the good.
Our human brain is in a constant thought process – it is said that, in a single day, you think upto 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts in a day.
Yes, that many thoughts!
Every thought has its own importance, said that, quite often there are thoughts that have no value to us at all. These unwanted thoughts are sometimes negative too – towards us, or towards someone else.
The problem is, when you think about such things a lot, and now the brain gets the signal to think accordingly.
What can you do? You can train your mind to think in a certain way, to think of certain topics and to not think of certain topics.
Think about what you think and act accordingly!
Why did William Jones say, “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power”? What does it mean?
When you feel pessimistic in a situation, or towards something you want to do, you have already lost hope, you’ve already set a result in your mind which is surrounded with self-doubt. Before you’ve even started, you have given in already.
On the other hand, when you feel optimistic, when you feel positive, when you see it as half glass full, you’ve hope, you’ve the desire, no matter the circumstances, you will walk on the path you’ve set in your mind – now, that’s power.
That power comes from your thought, your hope, your desire, which was missing in the first scenario – which made you weak.
Simply put, when you feel/think pessimistic, it makes you weak and when you feel/think positive, it gives you power even before you’ve started.
If you had a choice, what would you pick – a positive thought or a negative thought? The answer seems easy, right?
Even though you know what you’d pick, even though you understand the depth, the potential behind a positive thought, yet in our day-to-day, we let the negative thoughts take over our day.
It could be super basic from frustrations of the traffic to reaching late at the office to getting cream on your coffee (when you didn’t ask for it), it could be anything and everything. Of course, these are only the basic scenarios and it only gets worse.
We don’t have control over our thoughts, over our emotions. And that’s why, the negativity takes over. The tiredness, the frustrations, the stress, not getting results – all stems from that.
A single post like this can only bring awareness about this, not the solution – but, what can be done is this – initially, after every action or every thought – call yourself out and check whether that thought or action was positive or negative! A simple exercise like this could do wonders for you and you wouldn’t imagine how!
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha
Mindset is Everything.
Whether it’s your routine, or your work, or your personal life, or your goals, your dreams, everything revolves around your mindset.
You need to have the right kind of mindset to move forward in life, to set the right rhythm amongst all the phases of your life, to be happy/ satisfied.
That process starts from your thoughts. Your thoughts define everything in your life.
What you think, how you think, why you think – its all important – it sets the baseline – it defines your actions and your executions.
Ultimately, you become what you think.
Which is why it’s said that you need to have control of your mind, control of your thoughts, control of that thought structure – Mindset is the most important thing in your life.
In every situation, you have two options – focus on the positive or focus on the negative.
Most of the times, we look at the downside – this shouldn’t have happened with me/ why did this happen / am I the only one / what more can I do/ why am I not getting anything
This leads to unhappiness, self-doubt, fixed mindset, negative thoughts, negative actions.
How can you be happy then? How can you have more? How can you grow?
There’s only one answer.
• Focus on the Positive •
You can learn to always see the good in situations, in people. You can cherish that you get the opportunity to do anything in the first place. You can be grateful for the things you have. You can be happy with everything that life has given you.
You have the power to do all this.
Focusing on the positive allows you to do this.
It breathes a new life into you, a new mindset, fresher thoughts, positive actions, a new you.
Why wouldn’t anyone want that?
The choice is yours.