“Thoughts precede actions so think what you want and your actions will chase after it.”
Many people tend to live inside a box. A box of limitations. You are capable of so much more! It stems from a certain way of thinking. You can remove all limitations by simply changing a few words in the things you tell yourself.
Here are some examples of limiting beliefs versus unlimited:
A thought of limitation: I could never own my own business due to all the stress.
A thought without limitation: I can own my own business and remain stress free.
Limitation: If it could be done, someone would have done it already.
No limitation: I will do it and be the first.
Limitation: It is impossible!
No limitation: It is difficult but I will find a way!
Limitation: You have to have experience to be able to do that.
No limitation: I don’t need experience because I understand how to do it.
Limitation: I have a disease without a cure.
No limitation: I will stop this disease.
Limitation: I am not talented.
No limitation: I may have undiscovered talent if I explore it further.
Limitation: I can’t…
No limitation: I will…
A simple way to change your way of thinking, without limitations, is to focus on the solution or final result. Ask yourself, “What do I want?” The answer becomes what you focus on. Focus on your desire. If your desire is to go to the bathroom, your focus is on the bathroom, then you start walking there. Then you worry about any obstacles that may come up along the way. If you were painting a picture, you would focus on what you want it to look like when it’s done. Without that visualization, you might be able to start the painting but you wouldn’t be able to complete it. It is the same routine as looking at a map to get to a specific location. It’s much easier to find the destination and trace it back to your starting point.
Your desired result can be anything you can possibly think of. People often say, “I’d like to… but I can’t because…” There is a common phrase you’ve probably heard hundreds of times but may have discounted just how true and powerful it really is: You can achieve anything you set your mind to.
When I said, “I want to learn a martial art and hopefully get a black belt,” then I started learning a martial art and hoped to get good enough to go the distance and get a black belt. But when I said, “I will get my black belt,” then I did. When I said, “I want to reach enlightenment,” then all I could do was want to reach it. But when I said, “I will reach enlightenment,” then I did. When I said, I want to write a book and hopefully get published, then I wrote a book and hoped to get published. But when I said, “I will get this book published,” then I did. I didn’t know exactly how I would reach the goal, but I knew the goal and left no other option but to reach it.
Having a thought of something you desire is just like planting a seed in the garden. The seed will immediately start to grow. And so will your desire as soon as you have a thought. The seed will grow better when it is watered. And when it sprouts, it needs sunshine. Just three things will keep that seed growing. Sun, water and earth. Your seed of desire needs just three things to keep growing. Desire, action and visualization of the final outcome. Notice how you don’t need to know how to make it happen. You don’t need solutions to every foreseen obstacle or problem.
The seed in your garden already has a predetermined biological destiny. It will automatically grow into what ever plant the seed contains. Humans make their own destiny. Let me repeat that. Humans make their own destiny. How sweet is that? To the greater majority of people, however, they don’t realize that they have this ability because they think inside a box with limitations. The phrase, “Think outside the box,” is incredibly powerful advice.
Two people get up in the morning. One says, “It’s going to be a great day.” The other one says, “It’s going to be a bad day.” Both of them will get the outcome that they thought of. They planted a seed that immediately starts to grow. It’s the seed of desire and it grows in their subconscious minds. When a good thing happens during the day to the one who planted the seed of “good day,” he will say, “I was right,” and his vision will be further nurtured along. When something bad happens during the day to the one who said, “bad day,” he will say,” I was right, and his vision will be further nurtured along.
Thoughts precede actions so think what you want and your actions will chase after it.
Do not think in terms of what you currently think you can attain, which is limiting. Never never, never say, “I can’t because _________.” Always think in terms of what you really want, regardless of how wild and crazy it may seem, and then you have no limitations and you are free, outside the box! Expect the unexpected! Expect miracles! You have limitless possibilities!
More powerful wisdom from Kurt Arrow.
Peace be with you!