Someone once said that what you give power to, has power over you. Henri Ford alluded to this and quoted ” whether you think you can or cant, you are right!” I agree that it is only your mind that must perceive or not any abilities and intelligence. The attitude and mindset are the link between where you are and where you wanna be. Be it in business, relationships, spirituality or even physical fitness. In fact it is said that your body wont go where your mind does not push it.
No wonder Romans 12:2 says ” Do not be conformed to the standards of this world but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind…” The world and society has its own set standards on many things including baby growth milestones, beauty standards, expectations in friendships and marriage, expectations in burials etc. It is almost impossible to be experience any transformation in your life if all you do is only conform to set standards? It can only begin with a renewed mind!
A renewed mind is hopeful,motivated, can withstand pressure, can ignore naysayers because it bases its thoughts on Gods word. When the society tells you that you can not make it because of your background, a renewed mind tells you that indeed you can do all things through Christ who enables you.
Why do you think some people exuberate confidence while others suffer from inferiority complex? It all starts with the mind- how you perceive yourself! If you are weighed down by sickness,renewal of your mindset will even optimize your healing process. Recently, a friend of mine was in hospital high dependency unit but when he saw the mom who had traveled from afar to see him,he told his mom ” don’t worry i will be well” And sure enough, because of the power of the mind, he is doing well! You will be shocked health does not always come from medicine. Most of the time it comes from peace of mind. Look back even in school life. You did better in subjects that you liked the teachers.If you set your mind to like the teacher or subject, you will effortlessly improve and pass on the subject. If you have negative thoughts about your workplace, you will most probably be among those fired or laid off. Why? Because the negative thoughts affect the time you go to work, the motivation to work, the productivity and so on. You can always tell someone who hates their job – it will be written all over even on the face!
Real success and transformation all begins with our thought process; what we entertain in our mind. The good news is that you can actually be intentional about what you think about. What images do you visualize? If your mind only pictures problems and disasters, that is what you will wire yourself to. But if you choose to see positive images, you will work hard to equip yourself to the opportunities! Don’t limit yourself by limiting your thoughts. The thoughts we have can either tie us or act like wings for us to fly!
Truly if we change our mindset, we will ultimately change our body, health, wealth and relationships. Can I dare say if we want to have a real revolution in our society, it must start with the evolution of our consciousness, which is the mind !I am beginning to direct my mind to think of what is true( is accurate or can be verified), lovely (beautiful and sweet), just (fair,right),pure(genuine), noble( good and honorable), excellent (perfect,outstanding). I am beginning to equip myself as I prepare to act in response to the good thoughts that I synthesize. You too can choose to be intentional on what your mind dwells on!