I could be distraught that I messed up on my diet, finally, and I can tell on the scale and in the way I look. I could be distraught that the knee that I had two surgeries on has been giving me problems that I’ve been trying to temper through daily icing, fish oil, glucosamine, etc…I could be distraught by a lot of things. But since I have the power to control my thoughts, I have the power to determine my own success, my own failure, my actions, and hence my life.
I read this passage this morning while doing my cardio and felt this was JUST what I needed, and would love to share this empowering reminder to you all.
“Our life is a product of our decisions not our conditions.”
No matter where you are in life, you’ve made an appointment to be here. It’s our thoughts that determine our reality. Everything around us sustaining and aiding life was once just a thought. The same goes for our life.
“Whether you can or you can’t, it’s whichever you think!”
If you change your thoughts, it will change your life. Our thoughts affect our actions and our actions determine our life. Instead of thinking of all the obstacles between you and your goals, think of all the opportunity between you and your goals. Force yourself to turn the 80% of negative self-talk into 80% of positive self-talk. The internal controls the external, not the other way around.
Your thoughts are the cause and your life is the effect. If you wish to change the effect, you must first change the cause. Today I ask you to take control of your thoughts. Eliminate negative self-talk and choose positivity no matter what. Obstacles only exist in the mind – in actuality it’s opportunity waiting for you to take action.
The cause and effects of life depends on your thoughts.
All my love,
Tony Gaskins Jr., motivational speaker & author