Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Power of Thought

Today I will be at the Santa Clara Library from 11am-6pm, as an election worker (early elections). Then next Tuesday morning at from 6am-9pm, I will be at the city Hall for the final election day. I tell you this because as an election worker it is my duty to remind all of you to be sure and vote.

Now, on to the power of thought. I want to share with you some thoughts from a book I'm reading, titled, "On Being the Creator of Your Destiny," by Peggy McColl.

We alone decide what we are going to think. There is no one else in our brains deciding it for us. When we think a new thought, an empowering thought, a thought that supports what we want to experience or create, we have to keep thinking those supportive, positive and empowering thoughts repeatedly.

When our thought creates a flow of energy - creative energy - it will have an effect on our lives, just as negative energy effects our lives.

James Allen said, "People do not attract that which they want, but that which they are."

Okay. Does that mean we were given the gift of imagination before we came to earth and that why we desire to become authors, artists, musicians?

Walter Chrysler said, "Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it, there are only alibis."

Does that mean even if we are born with a gift, Imagination alone is not going to being us success?

William James stated. "The greatest discovery is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."

Ahha! Though we've been given the gift of imagination, we have to have enthusiasm and an attitude.

Napolen Hill put it this way. "Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate accomplishments."

Not only do we need imagination, enthusiasm and attitude. We need to cherish what we've been given.

Abraham Lincoln said, "You can have anything you want - if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish, if you hold to that desire and singleness of purpose."

I believe he is saying that we are what we think.

And, I think I'm sharing these thoughts with you because I need to hear them twice, myself.

Have a good day


Michael Knudsen said...

Great thoughts, Joann. It starts in the mind, but those strong thoughts have to be harnessed to effort to get something accomplished.