Today’s Positive Thought is by Og Mandino from his book, The Greatest Salesman In The World.
“I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise. I will no longer be fooled by the garments they wear for mine eyes are open. I will look beyond the cloth and I will not be deceived.”
Tired of the I can’ts? How many times have we and others we know say, “I can’t,” concerning a particular situation or condition in our life? My gosh, I can’t take it anymore…ah ha, found the solution…instead of retreating into the numbness of “I can’t” how about moving into the world of Possibilties and give the “I can’t” the heave-ho.
Now once we are tired of saying and living the “I can’t” life we enter into the world of new and wonderful Possibilities to participate in. Participation is a key to opening the door to a more enthralling living experience filled with successes prosperity, money, joy, happiness and the list goes on ad infinitum.
Are you and I willing to give up the “I can’ts” and move into the realm of “Yes, I can?” Yes, so how do we go about it? First let us make a conscious effort not to keep associating ourselves with a particular situation or condition. The more we identify with a negative the more of it will appear in our life. On the other hand, the more we re-condition our thoughts and mind to the positives they will appear and multiply accordingly…great stuff, huh?
So now our objective is to let go of those conditioned thought patterns that have not been of benefit to us, except in knowing we no longer want them, and bring in new beliefs, concepts and thoughts about what it is we want changed in our affairs and life. The inner power and abilities we have must have a pattern of belief, thought, to follow to materialize in our life. We begin by using affirmations, positive prayers (using the present tense), and repeating them to ourselves throughout the day, visualizing the end result and accepting it as fact in our life now. Simple and effective ways in altering the way we perceive ourselves and our relationship to new and more beneficial trains of thought that will deliver unto us as we believe. Of course we already know all of this, so why don’t we change our thought, belief, concept about it? It could be fear of…, a lack of self-worth, lack of faith in our ability to do so, etc. If that is the case, then, we need to work on increasing our belief in ourselves and our worthiness to have greater good enter into our life. We cannot be worried about what others may think or say about the changes we make…we have to do this for us and fulfill our desire to move forward to better living and better everything. Above all, do not tell anyone that you are doing this!! The reason is, you need to keep yourself focused on the positives and not be derailed by the comments of others. Your goal, to be free of lack and limitation in the specified area(s) of your life. Become that which you desire and it will follow.
Now, since you have given the boot to the “I can’ts,” celebrate “I can” and “I Have Now” attitudes.