THINK YOUR WAY TO GREATNESS – INSPIRATIONS FROM JAMES ALLEN
PODCAST # 236
In this episode of Confidence on the Go, we’re chatting about:
- The power of the mind and how to train your thoughts
- Thinking your way to greatness … and how to start doing that right now
- How to conquer doubt, fear and failure
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A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
TRAIN YOUR THOUGHTS:
James Allen Quotes:
Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.
Man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth.
Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own fruitage of opportunity and circumstance. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
Take the training of your thoughts, as seriously as you do the training of your body, or the training you would go through for your dream job. The training you do affects everything about how you life and about how you see and experience the world.
Create “thought-time” in your life.
-Open time to think
-Open time to learn
-Undistracted silence and space
-Daily input and daily output
-Freedom to explore ideas without judgment
THINK YOUR WAY TO GREATNESS
There is no physician like cheerful thought for dissipating the ills of the body; there is no comforter to compare with goodwill for dispersing the shadows of grief and sorrow.
As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.
- Decide what your greatness looks like
- Reign in your thoughts with serious training
- Surround yourself with people who want to think greatness into their lives as well
- Know that you have something to contribute
- Ignore hesitation and focus on action
- Have strong thoughts by reviewing them often
- Believe that life has greatness awaiting
CONQUER DOUBT, FEAR AND FAILURE
James Allen Quotes:
Doubts and fears should be rigorously excluded; they are disintegrating elements, which break up the straight line of effort, rendering it crooked, ineffectual, useless. Thoughts of doubt and fear never accomplished anything, and never can.
Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every stop.
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.
All that man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thought.
A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts.
Conquer failure by conquering doubt and fear.
Conquer doubt and fear by knowing that it is universal – don’t allow it to let you hesitate from taking action or moving forward. Stay strong in your mind with the truth that you have the power to leverage anything in your life through thought, including any uncertainties that lay along the way.
Conquer all three by acting anyway, no matter how you feel. You can act through fear and doubt and you can make failure an impossibility IF you are strong in mind and thought.
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Shelby Jade White
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