In today’s show, Brandon Dawson talks about the importance of positivity in charting your course both personally and professionally.
As you look around at your fellow human beings, you’ll find it hard to ignore the fact that very few people are happy, fulfilled, and leading purposeful lives. Most of them seem unable to cope with their problems in the circumstances of daily living. The majority, settling for the average, have resigned themselves to just getting by. Resignation to mediocrity has become such a way of life. As a result, feelings of inadequacy cause them to blame society, people, circumstances, and conditions outside of their control. Their failures and their disappointments are all caused by something other than themselves. The idea that other people and things control their lives is so thoroughly ingrained in their thinking that they normally will not respond to logical arguments that prove otherwise.
“William James, the eminent philosopher and psychologist, once observed that the greatest discovery of our age has been that we, by changing the inner aspects of our thinking, can change the outer aspects of our lives.”
Wrapped up in this belief statement is the dynamic truth that we’re not victims but co-creators in the building of our lives in the world around us. Or, said another way, we aren’t what we think we are — but what we think, we are. To think that our lives are controlled in any other way, by any individual, group, or society, it imposes a condition of mental slavery, which makes us a prisoner by our own decree.
Our thoughts become our reality. They’re our blueprint, which attracts from our subconscious mind all the elements that go into fulfilling our concepts. Whether they be positive, negative, doesn’t matter. What we have in our lives right now is the outward manifestation of what is going on inside of our minds. We have literally attracted everything that has come to us in our life. Good, bad, indifferent, sad, success, failure, doesn’t matter. This includes all facets of our experience, including business, marriage, health, or personal affairs. Your surroundings, your environment, and your world all outwardly project what you think about inwardly.