Change your Thinking. Change Your Life
THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, AND DESIRES
You are a complex bundle of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, desires,
images, fears, hopes, doubts, opinions, and ambitions, each of them
constantly changing, sometimes from second to second. Each of
these elements of your personality affects the others, sometimes in
unpredictable ways.Your entire life is the result of the intertwining
and interconnecting of these factors.
Your thoughts trigger images and pictures, and the emotions
that go with them. These images and emotions trigger attitudes and
actions.Your actions then have consequences and results that determine
what happens to you.
If you think about success and confidence, you will feel strong
and competent, and you will perform better at whatever you attempt.
If you think about making mistakes or being embarrassed,
you will perform poorly, no matter how good you really are.
Pictures and images, from your imagination or from the external
influences, produce ideas, emotions, and attitudes that correspond
to them. They then trigger actions that bring about certain
results and outcomes.
The thought of a person or situation can cause
you to instantly feel happy or sad, elated or angry, loving or lonely.
ATTITUDES, ACTIONS, AND EMOTIONS
Your attitudes, positive or negative, constructive or destructive,
lead to corresponding images, emotions, and actions that affect
your life and relationships. Your attitudes, in turn, are based on
your previous experiences and your basic premises about how
things are supposed to be.
Your actions trigger the emotions and attitudes that go with
them. By the Law of Reversibility, you can actually act your way
into feeling in a manner consistent with the action. By acting as if
you were already happy, positive, and confident, you soon begin to
feel that way on the inside. And your actions are under your direct
control, whereas your emotions are not.
In and of themselves, the outer aspects of your life are neutral.
It is only the meaning that you give to them that determines your
attitudes, opinions, emotions, and reactions to them. If you
change your thinking about any part of your life, you will change
how you feel and behave in that area.
And since only you can decide what to think, you have the ability to take complete control
over your life.