Buddha is reported to have said, “The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” Insightful and powerful words from someone who lived more than two thousands of years ago.

Our mind holds the power to fail or succeed but for the most part we control what we think about. Actually, we can train our minds to think what we choose; therefore, if we want to be successful, choose to think about success. But let’s not get too far ahead. Consider the following…

Doubt is a thought we should block from our minds. On the other hand, confidence is a thought we should embrace, hold onto, and expand upon.

If we think something is too difficult or out of reach, our thoughts will indeed put it out of reach. Conversely, when we think we're capable and deserving, we'll find a way to make it happen!

Our thoughts most certainly do control us. However, before our thoughts control us, we have the opportunity to select and control them.

Our perspective is built upon the thoughts we most consistently choose to enter our minds. Our most powerful perspective comes from our most positive thoughts.

Just because life is full of problems does not mean we must choose to be full of negative thoughts. On the contrary, we should focus our thoughts not on where we and others have stumbled, but on the most positive, desirable way to move forward.

We must come to believe that we always have a choice of what to think; therefore, we must consistently choose to think the best of life. This approach puts us well on our journey to making things happen the way we think (and believe) they will happen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “We become what we think about all day long." We must be persistent in our efforts to think the thoughts which will lead us to the outcomes we most fervently want to happen. This choice is up to us, so let us begin today to train our minds to focus on the positive.

Think about it…