Monday, June 13, 2011


You are what you think. That is one of the most important fact of yourself. Someone once said, "The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."

Following are seven practical steps for changing your mental attitudes from negative to positive; for releasing creative thoughts; and for shifting from a pattern of thinking that brings failure to a pattern of thought that brings success.

1. For the next 24 hours, deliberately speak hopefully about everything: about your work at shool, about your home problems, about your friends, about your future. If your habit has been to talk pessimistically, or if your usual associates are those who expect the worst and say so, it will take an effort of will to change the pattern. But try it. You will be surprised.

2. Having succeeded in establishing for yourself the hopeful pattern for 24 hours, give yourself the task of continuing the practice for a week.

3. You must feed your mind even as you feed your body. You eat a wholesome food in order to have a healthy body.  You must give your mind nourishing thoughts in order to have a healthy mental outlook on life. Take any kind of good material at a time and underline, or copy off on a card, every sentence that has in it a word faith. Repeat them frequently several times every day.

4. Commit to memory all the underscored sentences. This will take time, of course, but how could you spend your time to greater advantage? When your mind is full of your powerful thoughts your subconscious mind will become of that character and nothing can defeat you ever.

5. Make a list of your friends and decide to cultivate the ones among them who are optimistic, positive; rather than pessimistic, negative. Do not abandon your negative friends; they need you and you may be able in time to win them to your side. But see more of the positive ones until you become so positive yourself that negative people can no longer affect you.
6. Avoid argument. But when you are drawn into a discussion, express optimistic rather than pessimic opinions. If the other fellow wants to postpone some expedition because it might rain, you suggest that he go through with it because it might be fair weather.

7. Pray a great deal. Pray as you are walking about the house, or on the way to school; in fact in any spare moments. Keep your mind occupied with prayer; that is one sure way to avoid negativism. Remember to thank God whenever some plan has turned out as you would have it. It easy to ask for help, but so many of us forget to say "Thank you, God."

The secret of a better and happier life is to get rgd of all your old, discouraged, unhappy thoughts and fill your mind with new and positive thoughts: thoughts of goodness and success and joy. God can make your life like this if you ask Him and believe. Such thinking will re-make your life. You will become whatever you think.

To your success,

Robert Malugu

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Robert Malugu is the founder and editor of Malugu Robert - The Positive Thinking Site. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, at Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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