22 Jan Susan’s Sound Advice #114
There is something called the dominant thought principle. Basically, this means that our thoughts are tied pretty much directly with what we get in our lives. Think about what you are saying to yourself most of the time. Do you smile at the thought of how lucky you are to be healthy, or do you constantly think about what disease may strike you at any moment. This does not mean that you can’t think negative thoughts or that they have to be totally eliminated from your life. In this day and age, is is virtually impossible. The negative thoughts can still be there just don’t latch on to them. Let them float through and forget them. Notice what you focus on. This doesn’t mean that if you focus your mind on becoming the best tennis player that it will happen just like that. No, if you really want to be a great player become obsessed with the idea. Learn everything you can about the game and practice it, knowing that eventually you have the power to be great at it. Not only do we become what we think about, but our minds react to the positive or negative thoughts and act on them. Your thoughts should always be on the positive side, for example, “I am so loved”, “I am so lucky”, “great things are going to happen today”. Generating these “dominant” thoughts that are in line with what we want, rather than what we don’t want, is a great tool in bringing about positive changes in your life. Always envision your ideal self…you will become what you think you are!