Mind Power – Words of Wisdom For Positive Thinking

happy Jim RohnHi Marita here, Vision and Words is about empowering women to change their lives with vision boards, how to make vision boards, or goal boards, how they work to  to empower your life and why to make them. The main ingredients of the vision board process are: goal setting, visualization, manifestation  and a strong belief  in ourselves, which is hard to do for some of us. Transform your self- limitations with affirmations.  Relax and allow affirmations to go through your subconscious mind! Maximum Achievement Affirmation. Achieve your goals now.

I just came across this article by Brian Tracy, an expert in the field of mind power, goal setting and productivity. I found it very useful, if you have an interest in creating your life, please take the time to read it. Here it is………………

Perhaps the most powerful influence on your attitude and personality is what you say to yourself, and believe. It is not what happens to you, but how you respond internally to what happens to you, that determine your thoughts and feelings, mind power, and, ultimately, your actions. By controlling your inner dialogue, or “self-talk,” you can begin to assert control over every other dimension of your life.

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Your self-talk “the words that you use to describe what is happening to you, and to discuss how you feel about external events” determines the quality and tone of your emotional life. When you see things positively and constructively and look for the good in each situation and each person, you have a tendency to remain naturally positive and optimistic. Since the quality of your life is determined by how you feel, moment to moment, one of your most important goals should be to use every psychological technique available to keep yourself thinking about what you want and to keep your mind off of what you don’t want, or what you fear.

Arnold Toynbee, the historian, developed what he called the “challenge-response theory” of history. In studying the rise and fall of 20 major world civilizations, Toynbee concluded that each civilization started out as a small group of people – as a village, as a tribe or in the case of the Mongol empire, as just three people who had survived the destruction of their small community.

Toynbee concluded that each of these small groups faced external challenges, such as hostile tribes. In order to survive, much less thrive, these small groups had to reorganize themselves to deal positively and constructively with these challenges.

By meeting each of these challenges successfully, the village or tribe would grow. Even greater challenges would be triggered as a result. And if this group of people continued to meet each challenge by drawing upon its resources and winning out, it would continue to grow until ultimately it became a nation-state and then a civilization covering a large geographical area.

Toynbee looked at the 21 great civilizations of human history, ending with the American civilization, and concluded that these civilizations began to decline and fall apart when their citizens and leaders lost the will or ability to rise to the inevitable external challenges occasioned by their very size and power.

Toynbee’s theory of civilizations can be applicable to our life as well.

You are continually faced with challenges and difficulties, with problems and disappointments, with temporary setbacks and defeats. They are an unavoidable and inevitable part of being human. But, as you draw upon your resources to respond effectively to each challenge, you grow and become a stronger and better person. In fact, without those setbacks, you could not have learned what you needed to know and developed the qualities of your character to where they are today.

Much of your ability to succeed comes from the way you deal with life. One of the characteristics of superior men and women is that they recognize the inevitability of temporary disappointments and defeats, and they accept them as a normal and natural part of life. They do everything possible to avoid problems, but when problems come, superior people learn from them, rise above the, and continue onward in the direction of their dreams.

Brian Tracy is one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on personal and business success and has transformed the lives of millions. He is the CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

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Do you want to change your life? Start with a simple fun action step: do you know how to make a vision board? Vision boards are proven effective tools to get your self in touch with your inner creativity, to help achieve your life goals, your intentions and to manifest your dreams. A great side benefit, it’s a wonderful creative activity, with no prior experience required.  Sounds too simple, well yes it is, but one needs to do it and I know a lot of people who want to do it but never get around to it.

That’s why I love to introduce you to experts like Brian Tracy, they can help you open up to possibilities and action strategies that will change your life.

If you make a vision board, you empower yourself, practice to visualize your dreams and as a bonus “you are creative”. I cannot even tell you how my life changed since I started making vision boards. I make one a week now, because being creative is my meditation and my passion.

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