Today’s Positive Thought is by Dr. Jack Addington.
“You are what you think.” Your mental diet determines your life experience. Any thought that is not positive and constructive, whether it concerns you or someone else, is a negative thought. Any thought of limitation or lack will reflect as limitation in your affairs.”
As we enter in the New Year it is important that we begin with a clean mental slate, a new metnal attitude, and clear direction. Over the next couple of posts there will be a variety of information for you on goal setting, beginning with the below quote. Jay
“Never take it for granted that you have only one way to go. You may have more viable options than you think. As you open your mind to consider your various opportunities, new ideas will come to you.”
Today’s Positive Thought is by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.
“…Actually what had happened was that he had learned to use one of the most powerful laws in the world…change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect not to doubt. In so doing you bring everything into the realm of possibility.”
Walking into the kitchen of our mind can be quite a daring experience. We may stand at the pantry staring blankly at the ingredients before us and wonder, what am I going to use to create a special treat filled with the sweet taste of success. How many times have we done this at our desk? Sat there and wondered what our next move will be. It was when we were daring and followed a different path, spiced it up with something new, that we succeeded in our endeavor.
When baking we have a basic recipe. The basic recipe for us is that we can think. Thinking of new ways, recipes, for our success and prosperity to be brought into fruition we dared to test the waters and moved forward with our ideas.
Creating the cake, the icing and the filling, you break a few eggs, add milk, flour and sugar and the rest of your special ingredients which in the end makes an absolutely delicious creation! The cake is the outward appearance, the icing is your success and the filling your feeling of joy and well-being over what you have accomplished. Get that glass of ice-cold milk, sit down and enjoy your sweet end product.
When creating a cake, cupcake, or cookie we can deviate from the basic recipe, add our special and unique touch. For instance, when I make a white cake I add more vanilla extract; if I want to make a lemon cake I add lemon extract, lemon zest and vanilla extract; creativity in the kitchen is a must. Creativity and imagination in living a life of success and prosperity is part of the basic recipe, add those different ingredients, our special talents and abilities, we make it our own. Each of us are only limited by our imagination and daring to be different. We can create a unique sweet sensation that not only has never been done before but also be a success. What is this sweet product? It is our success and prosperity created in our own mental kitchen and baked in the oven of belief, knowing and acceptance that it is already successfully completed and in our life now.
As stated before, life like baking can be tweaked. If a recipe doesn’t come out the way we imagined, we learn from what we did and go back to tweak the recipe by adding or deleting an ingredient. If our endeavor is not going as planned we need to be flexible enough to tweak it and if necessary toss it out, should have seen what I tossed while creating my recipes, and start all over again with the knowledge we have gained and our willingness to move forward and not be hindered by our mistakes, others remarks or negativity toward our goal(s).
We are the deciding factor in our life. Who and what we allow to influence us, be it in a positive or negative way, as we go forward will either sweeten or sour the end product.
Your success is just that, YOUR SUCCESS attained by YOUR DETERMINATION, YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and YOUR DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE AND PLAN OF ACTION.
CREATE AND BAKE A NEW NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE SUCCESS FILLED LIFE. THE INGREDIENTS ARE THERE FOR YOU! PUT ON THAT APRON AND BEGIN SIFTING THE FLOUR WITH A SONG IN YOUR HEART AND ON YOUR LIPS. LET YOUR IMAGINATION, YOUR DREAM, YOUR DESIRE BE YOUR CREATIVE MUSES.