How Your Thoughts Create Your Destiny

Change your thinking and change your life

"Guard your heart above all, for it determines the course of your life."-Prov 4:23(NLT)

Every result we get in life either success or failure is a product of thought, but a lot of people have not come to terms with this reality, they still blame God, devil, or their family background as the reason for their undesirable life outcomes, not knowing that they are responsible for their outcomes.

The foundation of every creation process is thought. If anything exists today, it is because someone thought about it. If there is anything you have right now, it is either you thought about it and got it, or someone thought about it and got it for you. The physical eyes is useless in the creation process, though it can serve as a tool for obtaining information from the external environment, it is what an individual sees with his mind, and which he later create through action that the eyes can see and interact with.

The popular maxim says, “sow a thought, reap an action, sow an action reap a habit, so a habit reap a character, and sow a character, reap a destiny.” The creation processes proceed from thought to action, from action to results or outcomes. “The way you think,” said harry Lorayne, “is the way you live.” I add, the way you live determines the outcome you get. So in the long run, it is your thought that shapes your life.

It has been said that thousands of thoughts or ideas run through the mind of the average human being everyday but most of them are negative. This calls for the reason why we need to be selective of what we think about.  Though for a starter it may be difficult, but with practice you can come to the level where you can choose the thought you think, even when you are constantly bombarded by negative thoughts.

To become who we want to be, it is essential that we develop the ability to select the thought we want to accommodate. The ability to choose the thought we think is one of the greatest power given to us by God via which we can create our destinies. Charles Darwin once said that “the highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognized that we ought to control our thoughts.” If you must say like Henley that “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul,” you must learn to take charge of the thoughts you think, the images you visualize and the actions you take.

3 Simple Steps to Taking Charge of Your Thoughts

1. Identify your thoughts and emotions by their name: One of the reasons why people find it difficult to rise above negative thoughts and emotions is because they find it difficult to name their thoughts and emotions. Knowing you are not in a good mood is not enough. The ability to control your thoughts and emotions begins with knowing the names of all the thoughts that pass through your mind. Thoughts are often expressed in emotion such as anger, self pity, frustration, depression, fear, self-doubt, unbelief, guilt, feeling of helplessness, and hopelessness, compassion, love, hatred, dissatisfaction and so on. As soon as you are able to identify your thoughts and emotions by name, it would become easy for you to identify their source, and by so doing you would be able to resolve the conflict that is going on in your mind.

2. Know the consequence of your thoughts: I wrote earlier that thoughts manifest inform of emotions, it is these emotions that influence our actions and consequently create our destinies. Every emotion carries along with it certain consequence which may be positive or negative. It depends on the emotion or thought.  James Allen, the author of  ''as a man thinketh’’ said ''lust, hatred, anger, vanity, pride, covetousness, self indulgence, self seeking, obstinacy, all these are poverty and weakness, whereas love, purity, gentleness, meekness, patience, compassion, generosity, self forgetfulness, self renunciation, all these are wealth and power.'' Knowing the consequence of your thoughts will motivate you to shift your mind from destructive thoughts to thoughts that can serve you positively.

     3. Control your thoughts: Having known that your thought determines your destiny, then it is imperative that you control your thoughts. Wallace Wattle noted in his book, the science of getting rich that “there is no labour from which most people shrink as they do from that of sustained and consecutive thought.”  To think positive thought consistently will definitely not be easy, but you must force mind to do it. Your thoughts are powerful; they are the creator of goods and ills, wealth and poverty, happiness and sadness.

To succeed in life, you must learn to organize your thoughts and allow the beneficial ones to rule your heart. Napoleon hill said, “Cherish your vision and your dreams (thoughts) as they are the children of your own soul and the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”

How your thoughts create your destiny cannot be exhausted in this kind of short article, I recommend you read the following books:

The science of getting rich by Wallace Wattle, Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill, and As a man thinketh by James Allen. If you need the PDF version of any of these books, you can reach me via my contact information.


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