Have you ever read a motivational book where the words jumped out of the page at you? Even rereading a book and it hits you just the same as if it was the first time? I’m going to share with you a few books that I have experienced this with and how you can get the life you want by changing your thoughts.
Our Thoughts Create Our Experiences So Choose Wisely
Whatever is going on in your life, good or bad, the story you are telling yourself is what your brain is being trained to think on autopilot. In order to change your story you have to to rewire your old ways of thinking. For instance, I finally broke free of the belief that my marriage wasn’t fixable by retraining my thoughts. Check out how I was able to do that HERE. Once I learned how powerful our thoughts were, I’ve learned to watch what I tell myself!
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Ways I Have Retrained My Thoughts
First, you have to be aware of those thoughts! Our brains are working subconsciously and a lot of the times we are thinking about things that don’t serve us when we don’t even know it. So, being more self aware and present in my thinking is key. For me, its just slowing down and using how I feel to gage that. If I’m in a funk or notice negative energy within myself, I start to assess my thoughts.
Positive Affirmations and Intention Statements
I say or write positive affirmation statements or intentions that I have. I like to journal and even write my prayers down on paper. Something about getting it out of my head and onto paper is healing for me. When I was learning to rewrite my story in my marriage, I wrote down how I wanted my marriage to look like. I wrote how I wanted to feel when I interact with my husband and that’s an important step because if something doesn’t feel good, its not believable. The best time to do this is first thing in the morning or right before drifting off to sleep.
Before falling asleep, if you focus on the things you want, its the last thing your brain was working on and your thoughts start to rewire subconsciously without you interrupting it with a negative thought or old belief pattern. I love this technique! First thing in the morning is another powerful technique I learned from the book called The Artist’s Way.
Again, now knowing how powerful my thoughts are in how I create my life, I am very careful what I tell myself. It has worked with all areas of my life;work, health, relationships, you name it! Managing Thoughts is a book that was given to me, and it’s one I know I will reread frequently. Mary Lore, the author goes into great detail on how to think differently and more powerfully to achieving the life you desire.
The action or fact of showing an abstract idea. Manifestation is being able to actualize, materialize, or show an outward visible expression of something. Manifestation is also controlled by our thoughts. The single most key component into allowing all of this to work is in my opinion, your relationship with God. The God of the Universe lives inside of all of us and if you happen to have a relationship with Jesus, even better! I won’t get too religious and will try to stick with more on the spiritual level here. Let me give you a few examples.
There’s a song by Jeremy Camp called Same Power that has some lyrics talking about ” the same power that rose Jesus from the grave” and “the same power that moves mountains when He speaks”, “lives in us”. We are all connected to God’s divine power because He created us and is living inside of us. How powerful and important do those lyrics make you feel?
John 10:34 says” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, I have said you are gods”?
Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”.
Philippians 2: 5-6 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God
I never thought about being equal to God and after learning and diving into these verse, I feel a stronger connection to God.
Dr. Wayne Dyer talks more about the art of manifesting and our connection with God and how it is all connected to getting our Wishes Fulfilled. Some might think this is out there and those that say this doesn’t go along with their Christian beliefs, I want to recommend another book that follows the same principal but will resonate with you more. The Power Of I am by Joel Osteen.
All of these books I have mentioned have very similar qualities about them. They talk about the power of our words, our beliefs, and our intentions. I guarantee you that they are worth reading over and over again as well. A great tool to have when you are feeling stuck or wanting to change a situation you are facing. Whether its knowing you have a negative attitude, wanting a more successful career, or a better relationship with a significant other, these books give you the tools to learning how to put positive thinking into practice and get the life you want by changing your thoughts.
Have you read these books before or ever used positive thinking into achieving the desires of your heart?