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Jim’s Gems: Focus on Positive Thoughts

April 1, 2014

Have you ever thought about the power of a positive thought and its potential impact on the outcome you seek? You will accomplish whatever you sincerely believe you will accomplish. And you can believe whatever you choose to believe. It is certainly your choice, as they are your thoughts.


When we truly believe to our very core that we can accomplish something, then we can and we will. Our actions are guided by the things we believe about ourselves. Our beliefs influence us even when we’re not thinking about them. It’s an interesting thought…but it’s true, and that gives our beliefs a constant and enormous power to affect our reality. It’ no wonder, then, that Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t—you’re right.”


The things that we believe to be out of our reach will certainly remain out of our reach as long as our paradigms (boundaries of thought) stay the same. However, we can change our beliefs to include whatever possibilities we dare to imagine.


In order to make this work, we must visualize ourselves reaching our goals, and in turn our beliefs begin to take root and grow. When we take firm, constant and consistent steps in the direction of our goals, our beliefs become more firmly entrenched with each action.


We have to allow ourselves, with every part of our being, to fully believe in whatever we seek to do, and it will surely be. Of course there will be mitigating factors, for success is not 100 %. However, as Art Williams said, “AYCDIAYCDBAYCDIE,” which translates to: All you can do is all you can do, but all you can do is enough.


Don’t worry about what you can’t control or influence. It is amazing what you can control and influence, so focus on positive thoughts and life will become more rewarding. 


We are not guaranteeing that EVERYTHING will happen just the way you want it to happen; however, believing in yourself and setting clear expectations will result in reaching those things you sincerely believe is possible. There is power in positive thinking so why not start today?  You don’t have anything to lose and a lot to gain!




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