There is a famous saying, “We become what we think about most of the time.” This means that our thoughts dictate our life’s direction and the quality of life we live.
When setting goals, breaking habits and creating a healthier lifestyle we look to self-improvement resources. Self-improvement books are a major seller in bookstores because people are looking for ways to improve the quality of life while achieving the level of success they desire.
Defining success is different for each person; some it is power and money, others it is about living a joy-filled life and better yet a life with peace. When you have peace in your life, nothing can get you down because you have faith that results in knowing, no matter what, you are right where you need to be and everything will work out for the great good. Getting to this point isn’t an overnight process. It can take years, if not a lifetime; however you aren’t going to get there unless you start viewing life with a positive attitude and remember that we are products of our belief system.
Every minute of the day we have a choice of the thoughts we entertain, our feelings and the way we act. Earl Nightingale said, “A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.”
Almost every self-improvement book I read revolves around having a positive attitude and the gift of giving. Learn to enjoy your life by being happy in the here and now. Don’t wait for something from outside yourself to make you happy in the future. Time is a precious thing, and it will pass no matter what you are doing and no matter what your attitude is. Your life should be enjoyed and remember your attitude towards others determines theirs for you.
Start creating your reality by deciding what is important and focusing on the positive things in your life. Replace bad habits with positive ones and visualize the things you want to accomplish and the feeling associated with them. Remember we become what we think about most of the time!