Monday, August 30, 2010

Getting Your Mind Right

Have you ever heard the expression, "What you see is what you get?" It's true. What you see really is what you get. There's no way around it. Perception is reality. "What You See Determines Who You'll Be." Never forget that.

Until you get your mind right, you'll never be able to get your life right. Why? Because nothing in your life can exceed your level of thinking. Your reality cannot supersede your mentality. So, if you want bigger and better results, then you've got to get a bigger and better vision for your life. As my good friend and colleague Todd Durkin, CSCS - owner of Fitness Quest 10 (San Diego, CA) says, "Do something that scares you" - meaning to do something that is bigger than you think is possible! You can think your way to a whole new plateau or to an all-time low. Which will it be?

You can't constantly think thoughts of doom and gloom and expect sunshine and growth. That defies God's natural laws. You see, whatever you plant will determine your harvest. If you constantly sow negativity through your words, thoughts, and actions, you'll reap a negative harvest. However, if you sow optimism by consistently choosing to embrace a bright and positive outlook, you'll produce better results in your life.

What you see truly is what you get.

So, let me ask you something. When you look at your circumstances what do you see? Think about it now. It's important to examine your thought life. Are you too negative? If so, ask God to work on your mentality.

Remember, mind transformation always precedes life transformation, " ...but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." (Romans 12:2b NIV).

I know that all your circumstances may not look favorable right now. But how do you expect things to change if you consistently speak death, destruction, doom, and gloom over your life? Stop poisoning yourself with your tongue. Stop diminishing your sense of worth. Stop stifling your creativity. Stop cursing your future.

Change the way you look at things. Rather than always seeing the glass as "half empty," begin seeing it as "half full." Focus on the good things. Stop expecting the worst while praying for the best.

I want to leave you with this encouragement today: "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things" (Philippians 4:8 NIV).

Your future hangs in the balance. In which direction will you swing the pendulum? Toward the negative or the positive? Only you can decide.

May you be empowered to prosper!


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