If you had a friend that talked to you the way you talk to yourself, how long
would you be friends with that person? I know this might sound alarming to
you but what you say to yourself in quiet (when no one else is home) is why
you are seeing the results you are.
Success magazine publisher Darren Hardy says this on the subject of
self-talk, “Left unguided (as most do), your brain will stew in the
negative all day, every day of your life. The conundrum is—what you think
about comes about. Where your attention goes, energy flows, thus the
direction your life takes.” The key to achieving great success in life
starts with a positive self-image.
What we say directly affects what we do and have. Our brains cannot achieve a
goal we do not have, and in the same breath we cannot go where we want to go
if we constantly tell ourselves that we can’t do it. So how do we change
our negative mindset to a positive one?
This is where gratitude and affirmations come in. Pick a few things you are
grateful for every morning and focus on that as you go through your daily
routine. Personally I have gone as far as creating a list of about ten
positive words of affirmation that I have written on a 3×5 card that I have
taped to my mirror so I read them every time I go in there. We have to change
the flow of information we are filling our minds with from negative to
positive, if we want to be great, we have to be grateful.
My challenge to you is this. Take 5 minutes at the end of each day before you
go to bed to write down the top 10 things you are grateful for in your life.
The next morning when you get up, read those ten things and think about how
truly blessed you really are. Because I don’t know if you realized this or
not, but there is someone else out there that has it worse then you do. If we
constantly focus on how bad it is, it will never get better. Be the change
you want to see in your own life, and be grateful for what you have.

West Christian is a young man that is on a mission to impact and change lives
by equipping the youth of today with the skills needed to excel tomorrow. Be
sure to stay connected with West at http://www.westchristian.com

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