Always “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.” One of the most important steps we can take toward achieving our greatest potential in life is to learn to manage our thoughts and their impact on our attitude.
Everything we perceive in the physical world has its origin in the invisible, inner world of our thoughts and beliefs. To become the master of our destiny, we must learn to control the nature of our dominant, habitual thoughts. The conscious human mind is capable of great good and equally extraordinary evil. “Our mind is the master builder and that which we think upon may become misery or miracles. Our thoughts determine our destiny.
Minds are really an amazing creation. Our brain contains over 100 billion nerve cells. Each individual cell is connected with 10 thousand other neurons. Research indicates that most people speak at a rate of 150 to 200 words per minute, but the internal dialogue that you carry on with yourself you do at a rate of 1300 words per minute. The problem is, in all that self-talk, a lot of people are Negative. Whatever your circumstance today – rich or poor, success or a failure, happy or sad – is nothing but the product of your thoughts.
In a very simple manner, you are a product of your thoughts. “You become what you think.” If someone feeds his mind with negative thoughts of worries, fear, anxiety, and confusion, his life becomes one of frustration, fear anxiety and worry. On the other hand, if another person feeds his mind with positive thoughts of a better tomorrow, good and worthwhile goals and works towards them, it will become a reality, because that is what he thinks about. If you keep feeding your mind with negative thoughts you achieve negative results.
We all want God to take away all of our problems, pain, sorrow, suffering, sickness, and sadness. But God wants to work on you first because transformation won’t happen in your life until you renew your mind until your thoughts begin to change. God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing your circumstances. Your circumstances may be out of your control, but God is in control of everything. Your thoughts shape who you are, but you can change the way you think. Your circumstances and consciousness have shaped who you are, but the way you respond to your circumstances and the thoughts you choose to believe will shape the rest of your life.
The way your mind is programmed determines your mindset. Your mindset determines your character which has an overwhelming impact on your attitudes. Williams James said “the greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind.” To get what you want, change who you are by simply changing the way you think. To attract good people, you must be good. To attract godly people, you must be godly. Instead of going to work on them, you go to work on yourself. Your circumstances may be out of your control, but God is in control of everything.
Your thoughts shape who you are, but you can change the way you think. Therefore, if you are not satisfied with your present circumstance in life and you want to change it, you need to change your thoughts. Think and act like the person you want to become. Before you can do something, you first must be something. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. You become valuable when you value what God values. “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts”. Your thoughts have a tremendous ability to shape your life for good or for bad. So learn to manage your mind, because your thoughts control your life.
All temptation happens in the mind. An unmanaged mind leads to tension. A managed mind leads to tranquility. An unmanaged mind leads to conflict. A managed mind leads to confidence. An unmanaged mind leads to stress. When you don’t try to control your mind and the way you direct your thoughts, you will have an enormous amount of stress in your life. But a managed mind leads to strength and security and serenity. So learn to manage your psyche, because it’s the key to peace and happiness. As your thinking changes, your feelings, decisions, actions, and attitude will change. We have the power to transform our lives.