Our Thoughts Impact on our Success
Our thoughts have everything to do with our success.
Whether we realise it or not, we have choices on, and control over, every second of our lives – what we think, what we say, what we do, how we act, how we behave, whether we choose to do something, whether we choose not to do something, these are all choices, and with choices come consequences!
You’ve heard the saying “when life throws you lemons, make lemonade”. The problem is that most people fall into the negative pattern of “when life throws you lemons, all you have is lemons = sour = pain = never ending problem”. Negative thoughts tend to then overwhelm us, and it’s often hard to see a way forward. You’ll hear the classic “why me?”, “just when I was getting ahead….”, “I take 2 steps forward and 3 backward all the time!”
When we are encountering difficulties, these negative thoughts and feelings start to take over, and during this time we suddenly seem to forget how to be problem solvers, and we just become problem dwellers, and problem re-tellers. We can get caught up so much in sharing and re-telling the problem, that we forget that we should be working on how to solve the problem.
Have you heard of the expression “self-fulfilling prophesy”? It simply means that whatever you believe, will be. If you believe that you are totally powerless in a situation, then you will be. If however, you believe that you have choices (choices over what you think, say, do, how you behave etc), then you empower yourself with those choices, even in a difficult or problematic situation.
Either way, our thoughts on a situation determine the outcome and whether it is positive or negative. I teach people how to be empowered even in a disempowering situation, so that even a negative situation can be turned into a positive outcome.