The Value of a Thought Do you have a desire to become wealthy? OK! Then let’s play a little ‘mental monopoly game’ to set an imaginary value on your mental process. Let’s suppose that for every thought you have, you either gain or lose a dollar. Assuming you have one thought a minute, every hour would then offer a potential $60 gain — or a $60 loss.
Each successful 16-hour day would then equal a potential ‘gain’ of $960. But on the other hand, a single negative thought like ‘Forget it, I’ll never make it anyway’ might trash four hours – creating a loss of $240 on your ‘mental balance sheet.’ So, can you see how important a single thought can be to one seeking prosperity? The Power of a
Thought Your life is not just the result of the thoughts streaming through your mind. In truth, your thoughts actually create your life. How can that be so? OK. Suppose you were laid off from your job. Now it’s obvious you did not create the weak economy leading to that event. BUT – you ARE in total control of how you respond. Here’s how that works: Suppose you get depressed and just give up.
Your response would obviously create a negative reality in your life. But what if you instead ‘take the tiger by the tail’ and start a new business on the web. You will have then created an entirely different reality in response to the exact same event. Life doesn’t just ‘happen’ to us. It’s our response to what occurs that creates our personal reality! Think about this for a moment. You really ARE in charge of creating your own life. The Thought Streaming Process Many people go through their lives paying little or no attention to their active thought process. They are largely unaware of how their mind works: What it tends to pay attention to, what it fears, what it says to itself, and even what it chooses to simply ignore.
For the most part we eat, sleep, work, play, laugh, worry, hope, plan, love, hate, cook, drive, work out – all with little thought as to how we think, or even what we are thinking. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If we gave conscious attention to virtually every one of our movements or actions, we would likely overload our brain with unimportant decisions. But there’s another level of thinking we should give intense, dedicated attention to – the thoughts that create our life reality! Thought Stream Focus Successful people have success-focused thought streams. Wealthy people have prosperity-focused thought streams.
Powerful leaders have leadership-focused thought streams. Do you want to create a lifestyle more prosperous than your current lifestyle? Then you’ll have to develop and refine a ‘prosperity-focused thought stream.’ ‘That’s easy to say,’ you may be thinking. ‘When you’re successful it’s easy to think success, and when you’re rich it’s easy to think prosperity. But I’m not close to wealthy or successful! The conditions of my life are keeping me down.’ Not so! There’s only one thing keeping any of us down — our thoughts. Your thoughts got you where you are today – and they will keep you there, unless replaced with something more positive and powerful! But, you CAN learn to direct your mind to create any lifestyle you desire.
The only true requirement is that you take action! Just wishing for something to change has no effect at all! You will always remain exactly as you are today, unless you take action, and change the focus and content of your thoughts. Creating a Reality Shift Assuming you DO want more prosperity, the place to start is by building a solid prosperity-focused thought stream. Start with a review of your current thoughts! If you want financial abundance, but constantly think about your lack of money – you’re focusing your thought stream on the wrong end of the ‘abundance stick.’ You need to take charge of the internal messages your subconscious mind is broadcasting. Failure to pay attention leaves your subconscious mind in control. Then your subconscious will simply continue to reinforce the same thoughts that created the reality you have today. Focus on feeling prosperous.
Do not give attention to mental thoughts of lack. Replace them immediately with thoughts of prosperity! Does this seem too simple? True, this takes no special abilities, intelligence or talent. It only requires a decision to take control of your thoughts. That’s it! No matter what your past or present situation, or how many times you might have failed to reach your goals, you CAN change your life condition by simply paying attention to the thoughts streaming through your mind. Give it a try, and watch your reality shift! Your lifestyle is a mirror reflection of exactly how you think. Prosperity consciousness doesn’t just ‘happen.’ You create it. Or you just continue to accept the crumbs that life happens to throw your way.