People wreak havoc on their bodies by the stress created from a vivid imagination of the worst. The more real the image you create, the more your body and emotions will accept it as reality. That’s why you have an imagination. Your imagination is not logical, but it’s a hell of a lot more real to you than anything your rational side can come up with. You have to exploit it for your own well-being.
Winning the battle of the mind requires more than directing your thoughts—it requires keeping the nonsense out that’s taxing your enthusiasm. If you’re tired, hungry, and stressed, the battle of the mind is that much harder to win.
Your mind becomes imprisoned by your perceptions, and your perceptions are the way you understand, or interpret, your circumstances. Your perceptions are the colored sunglasses through which you see everything that happens to you.
You’ll go wherever your mind takes you, and that’s killer news if you can swallow the truth. You can’t change your age, or stop time, but you can change a hell of a lot about your life if you can change your mind. It won’t be easy, but at least it’s up to you.
Train your mind to keep perspective while holding before your mind’s eye the massive reward that comes if you’re persistent. Your physical body can do the work, so we know the problem is not there. Your mind will quit long before your body, so focus all your cannons on that hill. Get your head together and learn to hate the word “quit.”
Wherever ignorance reigns, fatalism ain’t far behind. That’s because the less you know about how something is achieved, the more you think it’s just fate that it happens for other people. It has nothing to do with fate but everything to do with hard work; tireless problem-solving; networking; and endless attempts at success. Eventually, the world will bend to your persistence, so long as you refuse to allow your rebellious mind to convince you to quit because “you think” it’s too hard.
Life won’t work itself out because life only responds to those who seek to control it. Yes, there are things outside of your control, but most of what’s happened to you in the past—and most of what you’re presently experiencing—is brought about by the decisions you make. And that is determined by the way you think.
Nothing can be left to chance. Nothing is simply a matter of fate. Everything is determined by the plans and efforts you make to shape your future, so don’t hesitate to dispose of any and all misconceptions that somehow “life will work itself out.” Click to watch this video.
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