You Are What You Think About

What You Think About – You Bring About

You are what you think about, I have experienced this to be true in my own life and in the life of my clients. Whether you want to be a successful businessman, a professional athlete, a person of influence, a master chess player, a popular artist, a mathematician or just a happy and carefree person – it really doesn’t matter, the key to remember is, it all starts in your mind, with an empowering thought. The more you examine, entertain and accept the thought as yours – your brain will do all it possibly can to help you achieve what you have purposed in your thought.

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)

Our mind is full of constant chatter from the time we wake up until we go to bed, even then there may be a bubbling below the surface of our awareness.

Most of the time however, we are pretty much involved in the internal commentary and dialogue that goes on in our minds. Although we are self aware beings, we very rarely pay any attention to our thoughts or to what we are thinking.

Our thoughts and inner commentary play an integral role in formation of the world around us. What we think about, as well as the quality of our thinking, are key to living a happy and fulfilled life, or to a life of ceaselessly trying to roll a rock to the top of the mountain only to have it fall back of its own weight.

Your Partner The Brain

According to many neuroscientific studies, our brains are very good at attending to whatever we direct it to. There is an incredible amount of processing going on behind the scenes of our awareness. Our brains are amazing at recognizing and using information to help us achieve whatever it is we want to achieve.

If you persistently think dis-empowering thoughts, or pay attention to negative inner “self-talk” about yourself, others or the environment around you, you may end up living a self fulfilled prophecy of disappointment, pain and unhappiness.

By Continually telling yourself you can’t drive a car, or you can’t speak to people, your mind will go to work to make sure you attract only the things that would be in agreement with what you currently believe, thus reinforcing your experience of not being able to drive, or speak to other people. Of course the opposite is also true, by selecting and focusing on empowering and uplifting thoughts, you will begin to see and experience life in a more positive way.

Be Careful What You Think About

Next time you think about why things happen the way they do in your life. Just think about what you are currently focused on, what are the thoughts going on in your mind about money, people, work or relationships? You may find that you need to change the way you view the things around you, as well as change the things you think about most of the time.

Remember: “you are what you think about most of the time.”

Mark Csabai

Mark Csabai is an NLP Life Coach in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He works with clients in and around the Free State to help them achieve more, manage stress, build self-worth, increase confidence, overcome fears and help maintain a better life-balance.