What Are You Thinking?

Words of wisdom from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

A man is what he thinks about all day long.”

And he was right.

Unfortunately however, the reverse is also true: What you think about all day long, you become.

This is a powerful, fundamental principle with enormous potential to help you to succeed in life.  But, like any power-tool, you have to know how to use it.

It’s a bit like the old story of how the sea became salty.

A thief stole the king’s magical millstone, able to produce anything that was wished for.  After a successful getaway by boat, he felt hungry. His bread was, however, a tad too sweet, so he tapped the millstone and wished for some salt. 

 Unfortunately he had no clue how to stop it, so it kept on churning salt, until the boat sank, and the millstone with it, to the bottom of the sea, where it still lies to this day, pouring out salt.

The thief in the story had a powerful tool, with the capability of doing anything he wanted, but he didn’t know how to use it.

Similarly, your mind is the most powerful tool you possess and it works in very much the same way.

It is like to a powerful, perpetual-motion copy machine with unique capabilities. It is always on; ready to do your bidding at a moments notice; capable of multiplying copies of everything you think about, and do it endlessly. Further, it never wears out and never stops. In fact the more it’s used, the stronger it becomes.

This is how you end up becoming what you think about most.

What your attention is on influences your thoughts.

What you’re thinking about tends to activate your emotions.

What you’re feeling arouses and stimulates your actions.

Now, what are you thinking?

daniel w. jacobs
(c) 2011-2030, all rights reserved


3 Responses to “What Are You Thinking?”

  1. Angelyn Arcaro Says:

    I think this is the best article you have written…….it will hit home with anyone who reads it!!
    Beautifully written. The theme is fantastic…what do I think about??? Success, Failure, past, future….Brilliant!! Your book will be a tremendous success!! I am so pleased that we are friends and I get to read all your wonderful creations.
    Thank you!

  2. Rod Jacobs Says:

    WOW, that’s out of the park! – Rod

  3. Myrna Jacobs Says:

    This is a winner, spot on! – Myrna

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