For several weeks now, I have been asking the question: are there tried and true, timeless, unchanging principles that, if you understand and apply, success must follow? My answer is: yes! The first principle is: there is no such thing as a neutral thought. You are an infinitely creative being and what you have been given to create with is your mind. Every thought you have gets planted in the fertile soil of creativity and produces a result.
The second principle is: your emotions are the fuel that waters the soil. What I call happy, joyful, optimistic and abundant feelings are like putting fertilizer on the soil and what I call unhappy, angry, fearful and scarcity-based feelings are like putting acid on the soil.
If life is that simple, and I assure you it is, what can you do, starting today, to play the games of life and business to win?:
Given the first principle, it is critically important that you watch what comes out of your mouth! Most people are literally unaware of their thoughts and what they say. They give themselves permission to open their mouths and say whatever comes to their mind. And, since the ego is usually in control of our thoughts, we say whatever we darn please. If you listen carefully what comes out of your mouth and the mouths of those around you, you will see how judgmental and critical we tend to be. We say all kinds of negative and disempowering things. You know you do it and what’s worse, you often feel justified in doing it.
I’m going to be really blunt about this: Stop it! Wake up! Start thinking about what you’re about to say and how you are going to say it before you open your mouth. I have created a rule for myself. If what I am about to say is not kind, loving and compassionate, don’t say it! Do I follow my rule all the time? Not in the beginning but now pretty much all the time.
Why is this so important? Your words reflect your thoughts. Your words reflect your reality. Those thoughts and that reality get planted in the fertile soil of creativity and they will manifest.
The consequences of this behavior is that we’re pretty regularly planting seeds that reflect exactly what we don’t want in life. There is no way your hopes and dreams can become a reality under these circumstances. Here’s what you have to understand: successful people speak about what they want. They’re positive and enthusiastic. They find good things to talk about and tend to be complementary of others.
As I discussed last week, what my successful friends all have in common is that they are excited and happy pretty much all the time. Life is this great adventure they are participating in and they can’t seem to wait to see the next exciting event on the journey. When they face challenges, they don’t let them get them down, they view them as the next great opportunity to become more of who they are meant to be.
So if you want to be successful in life and business, you must learn to be very responsible for what you allow yourself to think and what you choose to have come out of your mouth. I invite you to adopt my rule. It will serve you well. If your thoughts and what you say is not kind, loving and compassionate, change your mind and say something else.