Thoughts are Things/Words Have Power
Your-self talk is incredibly powerful; it shapes and molds your self-concept and thus the opinions of others, for the world takes us at our unconscious self-appraisal. The thoughts you think shape the words you use which in turn impact both you and everyone around you. You may not yet be able to control the thoughts that come to mind but you CAN control the thoughts that stay in mind. Affirmations that speak to you are a terrific way to focus and direct your inner energy and thus your outer as well.
“Thoughts held in mind attract in kind, what you focus on expands.” – Proverb
“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” – Peace Pilgrim, 1908-1991
“As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.” – Buddha, c. 5th to 4th century BC
Knowledge is Strength/Growth is Mandatory
To not be moving forward is to stagnate. Your mind is like your body’s muscles: to stay healthy, it needs to be exercised and challenged. You must be constantly growing and learning or you will regress.
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” — Chinese Proverb
“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” ― B.B. King, 1925-2015
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss, 1904-1991
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier