''I will...'': The Power of Positive Thought

Thought: The process of thinking; cogitation: sitting deep in thought at the computer.
A product of thinking or other mental activity: What are your thoughts on this matter?
by Mike Corthell

You have a tremendous power within you. That power resides in your mind, your subconscious mind.

What do you think about? Is there one thing that dominates your thoughts. Are they good and positive thoughts? Our subconscious mind accepts everything we say, unquestioningly. Continuously creating things according to our beliefs, our thoughts and our words.

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

When and if we choose to get stuck on thinking how poor we are, with all the negativity that goes with it, our subconscious mind assumes that we want them and will create them in our life, in fact, the Universe will actually work to make that happen for us. But we have choice, we always have choices. What we focus on expands thoughts we hold in our minds and we attract them in kind. When we change our thoughts, words and beliefs for the better, our lives will change for the better.

Exercising is good for your total wellbeing. Many of us work out everyday. How about exercising your mind?

Here are some simple mind exercises that will change your thinking—change your life, and maybe even change the world:

What are your core beliefs? Think about what you truly believe. Your belief system(s) influence what you think about. Do you believe in positive outcomes? Get yourself a belief check up often.

Don't waste your brain power. Practice the Serenity Prayer (even if you're an atheist!). ''God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.''  If you don't have control over something, DO NOT waste your time thinking about it! Save your brain power for productive tasks, such as solving problems or setting goals.

GO Positive! People who say things like, “I'll never do anything right,” or 'I can't.'' all the time are negative thinkers. Don't be like them, period. Changing your thoughts, training and exercising your mind to be more positive requires constant monitoring. Always remember that it costs exactly $0.00 to be a positive thinker but to be a negative thinker costs everything!

Become what you think. A little discomfort goes a long way. ''No pain, no gain.'' Practice behaving like the person you’d like to become. Instead of saying, “I wish I could be more outgoing,” Say, I will be more out-going. Choose to behave in a more outgoing manner, whether you feel like it or not. Tell yourself, that is tell your subconscious mind, ''I am confident,'' ''I am out-going.'' Fake it 'til you make it. Repetition is the key to getting your subconscious mind to accept the programing.

''More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.''

You can make your mind more powerful by training yourself to be more positive and focusing your brain power. You can tell your subconscious mind to create positive results in your life. So start today. Start changing those thought patterns. Get rid of that negative thinking. Develop a pattern of positive thinking that allows you to become the best you possible. Believe in yourself and believe in your ability to succeed.