Cultivate Good Thoughts For Success!

May 10, 2016

“You’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.”
Philippians 4:8 MSG

If the mind can be likened to the soil of a garden, then thoughts would be the seeds we plant in that soil.

The average person thinks about 50,000 thoughts a day.

That’s a lot of seed being planted in the soil of your soul.

In her book, Who Switched Off My Brain, Dr. Caroline Leaf wrote, “What you think about expands and grows.”

How much of what you are sowing is fruit bearing and how much is more like thistle?

The starting point of all achievement is the mind.

A thought, like a seed, is a container of life potential that must be nurtured, fed, watered, protected, and harvested.

There are thoughts that hold the key to your future, and thoughts that can trip you up and choke the life force—that divine potential—hidden within the realm of cognition.

The quality of the harvest of your life is determined by the quality of the seeds you sow.

Those seeds are the thoughts you cultivate in your mind—thoughts that are tilled by the words you speak from your mouth.

Last week we talked about the power of prayer to change the world around you. Yet even more powerful is prayer’s ability to change the world within you.

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Prosper your life by prospering your soul. Tell your mind how to think by speaking to it—by taking control of the words you speak over your life.

Your words determine your thoughts, and your thoughts determine who you are, what you do, what you acquire, where you live, whom you love, who you will become, and what you will accomplish.

Refuse to allow one word—one weed—to crowd out your seed of greatness, success, prosperity, wealth, righteousness, credibility, influence, affluence, favor, or peace.

You will never do anything more great than what your mind can articulate.

You will never have more, go further, or accomplish greater things than what you are able to comprehend, perceive, or visualize.

In fact, says Dr. Leaf, the thoughts of your mind create changes right down to your genes on a molecular level, restructuring the atomic composition of your very cells!

Scientists have shown that this restructuring is not only how diseases are able to take hold in the body, but more importantly, how they can be reversed.

When we choose non-toxic thinking, we step into a whole new realm of brain and body function.

Healthy, non-toxic thoughts help nurture and create a positive foundation in the neural networks of the mind.

Feel good chemicals are released that make us feel peaceful and promote healing, memory formation, and a deep sense of wholeness, that when combined together, stimulate your cells’ innate intelligence.

Think positively about where you want  your life—spirit, soul, and body—to be.

Your feet will never take you where your mind has never been.

Prosperity begins in the mind, and is impossible to cultivate with a negative mental attitude.

You must think peaceful, abundant, and prosperous thoughts before you will experience peace, abundance, and prosperity in your life. You must think successful thoughts if you hope to achieve success.

Your success hinges on your perception of your capabilities and potential. Don’t allow your thoughts and beliefs to be dictated by your moods, emotions, and feelings.

Work consciously on displacing negative thoughts with positive ones.

The beautiful thing about thinking is that it is something we all can do for free. Your background, education, socio-economic status, or IQ cannot prohibit you from thinking.

Yet, in order to do this, you must create a thinking habit, cultivate a healthy thinking environment, practice thinking for your self, and then learn to think outside of the box.

Never lose the power to think for yourself.

Your thoughts are powerful, and you have a God-given capacity to think potent thoughts. Grab hold of the concept of “possibility thinking.”

On the other hand, if you can’t think it, then whatever it is, it will not be possible for you.

Discipline yourself to think big: Exercise thinking big, amazing thoughts so you will experience a big, amazing life!

Take the limits from off your thinking. Remove the self-imposed lids. Author William Arthur Ward wrote, “Nothing limits achievement like small thinking.”

Your thoughts determine your destiny.

Think about your future and what you truly want to accomplish in life. Be willing to think bold thoughts—to think outside of the box.

That’s what a pharmacist named Dr. John Pemberton did when he took a jug of his cough syrup to a local drug store and while there thought of adding carbonated water. He bottled it and today there is hardly a person on the planet who is not familiar with the name Coca-Cola.

Pemberton was able to expand the field of possibility by expanding his ability to think.

“Your destiny determines your legacy, and…your legacy determines your history.”
—John Maxwell

Thought is defined as a mental picture of a future or possible event—an expectation or hope that something will happen.

Thinking involves the mental manipulation of information, as when we form concepts, engage in problem solving, and make decisions.

Thinking allows ordinary human beings to model their world and to fashion it according to their objectives, plans, goals, and desires.

Thought allows you to model the world according to your objectives and desires.

The power tool of your thoughts is the most important tool you have when it comes to framing your world.

Learn to focus your thoughts—to harness and use them for maximum results…because the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.

You can begin today developing powerful thought habits that will turbo-charge your journey toward creating a history-making destiny.

“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
Romans 12:2 NLT

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