Many times this simple statement was posed to me by some person, most times a young person. Unfortunately, I sensed no serious purpose to it but what was seemingly obvious. Well to rationalize his ‘odd’ behavior, I’ll say that he possibly was simply being honestly curious if this little ole lady would be stumped for an answer. Or perhaps he toyed with the idea of seeing her embarrassed rambling nonsensically on the subject. I find it quite amusing when the so-called smart young regard their elders with such disrespect, presumption, and odd humor. I wonder if that makes them feel better bout themselves or wiser. It’s rather amusing because it doesn’t really point to how ‘stupid’ the older one may be but rather to how grossly immature the younger one is. J But I’d give them the benefit of the doubt – in thinking it’s got nothing to do with evil intent. Lol Young and foolish could perhaps be an apt title for this piece.
So then, to this young fellow do please be forewarned …
That succinct phrase is a powerful one and the sooner you understand it the better for you. Because whichever the thought goes could be right about you or saying so much about you. C’mon, that’s no threat but a piece of wisdom you don’t want to be without I’m sure.
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. Henry Ford (1863-1947)
That’s a mighty thought – You are what you think. Your thoughts are you. Let’s try to understand that. If you BELIEVE AND THINK that you can climb Mt. Everest, or win the marathon run, or come out with a brilliant idea that would rake in millions for your company. You mighty well WILL because you thought, believed, and consequently acted upon it! On the other hand, if you DON’T THINK that you are up to a challenge as climbing Mt. Everest or winning the marathon up front or discovering the surefire solution to a bigger and better sales performance for your company… you surely will NOT! Because you stopped short of what you wanted.
There’s great power in your mind but – know how to harness it or point it in the right direction. If you want to succeed, then THINK SUCCESS – big success. Eventually you will act towards that goal. On the other hand, if you want to succeed but WON’T feed or nurture your mind with positive thoughts -- then you WON’T GET THERE where your hopes and dreams are because firstly your thoughts AREN’T GEARED TOWARDS THAT CHALLENGE. Without the right thoughts, there will be no corresponding right action.
Big dreams and small dreams start with one thought and then are fed after with the same matching thoughts consistently, continuously, incessantly, and perseveringly. See then what your thoughts can do to you? -- That your thoughts can make or break you no doubt. It’s actually the biggest influence on your life, for good or bad. Hasn’t anybody told you that? --Because if they did or had --- you wouldn’t be playing this game with me, kid. Lol :-)
So do be careful what you think. :-)
posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 4:11 PM