Have you ever thought how astonishing our minds really are?  What kind of power they hold?  What kind of control it has over our body, spirit and overall perception of all things and circumstances in our lives?  Our minds are a valuable, authoritative tool, which if used correctly, can change the direction of our lives.

When you hear someone say, “When my mind is set on something …”, this usually means the person has taken control of their mind, the direction they want it to go, and are confident they can achieve whatever the goal is.  This is the kind of determination and gumption you need to have on a daily basis.  Don’t ever give into negative, unprovoking thoughts because the only outcome and situations that will arise from this mindset is the same.  Like attracts like!   Your reality lies in the actions of your thoughts.

Here are 3 inspiring ways to get you driving down the right road and NOT into the slums:

  1. DON’T set yourself up for defeat – Whatever it is that you are facing, don’t ever give into the self-defeating thoughts. As soon as you do, you’ve already set yourself up for loss.  Instead, wakeup in the morning, take a few minutes of stillness and REALLY focus on what it is you want to achieve, whether short term or long term.  It could simply be the desire to have a great day or pass that exam, to aspirations of having a family or becoming the top sales person in your company.  Whatever your goal, REALLY feel it inside.  REALLY believe it will happen.  REALLY visualize it like you’re living through it at the moment; how do you look, what are you wearing, who is with you, what’s the atmosphere like, what feelings do you have?  When you live the life you desire through your mind’s eye, your reality will follow suit.  So don’t look back, look forward and deep inside because that’s where your truth lies!
  1. BE your own cheerleaderAt the beginning and end of the day, look yourself in the mirror and cheer yourself on. Whether it’s a personal mantra or an actual cheerleading chant, you need to speak or sing words of motivation onto yourself!  You are the only person in charge of your minds perception and how you view and feel things that occur on a daily basis, or within the deep desires of your dreams.  YOU are the only one that can kick start your mind to go in the right direction and take motivated action to make things happen. So stop waiting for the cheerleading squad to come into your life and encourage you.  Take hold of yourself, be your biggest cheerleader and sing strong and out loud declaring, “Life is like a box of chocolates”…I CAN control what I get!
  1. FILTER the buzzkillsYep, buzzkills. Those people, places, songs, shows, etc., that take you into a negative zone. When you’re overwhelmed with the type of distractions that raise your blood pressure, you intuitively know your Feng Shui will be thrown off.  We all have that family member or friend that when they call/text you get a knot in your stomach cause you know it’s gonna be ‘B#@*%H FEST time’ and you’ll be left feeling glum, when you were otherwise happy.  Or, when you turn on the TV and watch the news, it’s filled with killings, bombings, politicians arguing, ugh, you instantly feel sad, angry, and outraged at the brutal-ness of humanity.  Now, I’m not saying to be a hermit and put your head in the sand; to ignore all negative things, cause let’s face it, it’s probably impossible.  However, YOU can control the outside factors that can seep into that sacred mind of yours.  Instead of watching a news broadcast daily, tune in a few times a week, just enough to be informed.  (And not to worry, if it’s anything like CNN, you won’t miss out cause the repetition of stories can go on for weeks!).  Don’t be a sounding board every single time that friend calls.  Know your limits and choose those times when you can take those calls or texts.  If you’re not at their beck and call 24/7, they’ll get the hint and innately follow the perimeters you set.

Once you put up the filter screen and cheer yourself into focussing your mind on positive, purposeful thoughts, you’ll naturally feel a sense of serenity fill the mind. Do things that inspire and motivate you in order to stir up some wonderful endorphins; create a pleasant environment to feed your mind, so that you’re heading onwards towards your destined wonderland!


Flâneur, Second Thoughts