Are you a passive or a purposeful thinker? Written by Malminder Gill, Hypnotherapist on 20th October 2015. Published on Hypnosis in London blog.
To get where you want to be in life you, need to think on purpose – not passively.
Most of us amble through our lives, dreaming of better times, living a mediocre lifestyle and wondering why we aren’t doing better in life. There’s a school of thought which says; “What you think about is what you bring about”.
If you’re not thinking about much, I’m guessing you’re not achieving much either. There is something to be said about positive thinking. And while positive thinking won’t get you where you want to be on its own, it’s a good place to start, in changing the direction of your life.
If you want your life to be better, more fun, more successful, healthier and happier, you’ll need to think better thoughts. Even as far back as in biblical times, the bible says to renew your mind, to think on what is pure and lovely.
Passive thoughts don’t produce much action. Passive, defined by Merriam-webster.com, as: used to describe someone who allows things to happen, who accepts what other people do, or decide, without trying to change anything. Also: lacking in energy, or will, tending not to take an active, or dominant part.
And, like the meaning of the word, passivity lets life drift by. Before you know it, you’re middle aged, or older, with nothing much accomplished and nothing much to show for your life.
Negative thoughts = negative actions and negative emotions follow negative thoughts and all of this controls the outcome of your life. The opposite is also true. Positive thought = positive action.
Think about any athlete. None of them got where they are today with negative thinking. They all had to have a belief that they could win. They probably have had to tell themselves their own form of affirmation, of positive thinking to help them continue, especially when the going gets tough.
Positive action may not always produce positive results, however they do get you closer to winning in any undertaking. And if you don’t achieve a positive result, from your positive action, it’s still better to have tried and the learning in this is invaluable. Who knows, if you aim for the stars and miss, you still may end up on the moon. The moon might not have been in your initial plan, but it was better than no plan, and who knows…you might even enjoy the ride.
Thinking on purpose helps keep you focused and being focused helps keep you on track. And if you then fail, try again. Take that failure and learn what you can from it. Those are valuable lessons, from which you won’t make the same mistake twice. Each time you try, is one more chance for you to get closer to the goal.
Don’t let your life drift along, waiting for things to change. Take massive action and head in the direction you want your life to go. It’s up to you to make things happen in your own life. You are responsible for the amount of success you achieve. No one else. No one else can do it for you either. In the end it’s all up to you.
The amount of available information to help you make choices and decisions, from the internet and library, leaves the average person with no excuse. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to achieve the life you dream of living.
Just imagine for a moment…living the life of your dreams. Imagine if you could be anything you want to be, or do anything you’ve always wanted to do. How does that make you feel? I’m sure you’ll find yourself energized. You may even feel stimulated enough to take action.
Make a plan of what you want to do with your life. Make it as wild as you can imagine it to be. Set daily goals and work towards those goals and you will find that thinking on purpose will steer you along the path you wish to take.
Now don’t stop here. There’s plenty available on the internest to get keep you motivated. All you have to do is ask the right questions and look around you. Start by listening to Malminder’s Concentration and Focus Mp3.
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