If there has ever been a doubt that the way we think and the things we do are impacted by what we read, what we watch, the people we spend our time with and the environment we choose to live and work in every day, the last year has cleared that up. I make a conscious decision every day to keep mentally tough and keep a positive attitude, but I have to admit, this tough with all of the doom and gloom everywhere you look…newspapers, the news, magazines, internet, people, etc. If I don’t pay attention and keep focused, I find my mind drifting into the gutter where all of those outside influences are trying to lead me.
Think about it for a minute. If you do not listened to the news, do not read the headlines on the internet, do not talk about how the world is coming to an end with your friends and coworkers, is your life really that much different today than it was a year, or two, or three ago. Really?
For some I know it is, but for most it really has not changed much except for the conversation we have going on in our head. And for many of those who are struggling, the reason why, is the conversation they have going on in their head has sabotaged them. It is what has caused their pain and suffering.
This has really taught me that one of the biggest keys to success or failure is determined by one of two words – Confidence or Fear. Those two words have more to do with our circumstances, our success or failure than anything else. Confidence or Fear determines our attitude and mindset, our attitude and mindset determines our actions, and our actions determine our circumstances.
So, what are confidence and fear? They are nothing more than thoughts and feelings. And if they are the two things that will have the biggest impact on our success or failure, we better make sure we are giving ourselves a check up from the neck up every day. Probably, several times a day.
We better pay attention to what we read, what we watch and who we spend our time with. Don’t ever underestimate the power and influence of the people we spend our time with and the environment we choose to live and work in. Remember, the thing that will determine our success or failure at almost anything in life is our thoughts. Guard them.
Make it a powerful week!!!!!
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