You create your thoughts,
your thoughts create your intentions,
and your intentions create your reality.
Dr. Wayne Dyer
There are voices in my head that replay messages that my limited formal education makes it impossible to pursue certain opportunities and achieve specific goals in life. There are also voices I have trained myself to tap into that proclaim "I Can Do It."
All success stories I have experienced in life happened because of tapping into my belief that there are no limitations to achieving what I really want in life. For a small percentage of people great things just happen. For the majority of us anything is achievable if we employ the tools available to make it happen. That is why in my video in Positive Pops I have the large toolbox filled with inspiring tools I use to redirect any negative thinking into positive possibilities. I have trained my thought process to reflexively go the belief that it is possible to achieve my goals.
Before being drafted into the Army and spending two years in Germany I had very little interest in reading books. I never traveled back home in those two years. It was also too expensive to call home so I had a lot of free time. I joined a book club and read my very first book that I was not required to read because of being assigned it in school. Since I was in Germany I wanted to know more about Hitler so the book I ordered was The Rise and fall of the Third Reich. This is a huge book but I enjoyed it so much I finished it quickly. That was the turning point in my life that developed my passion for reading. I was amazed by the information and inspiration available to me through books.
The majority of the books I read are in the category of motivation/inspiration. I want to be inspired but I also want to know precisely what others have done to achieve their level of success. One of the things I have done to pay it forward and create positive change in the world is to give
books that have inspired me to family and friends. One day I went to my son’s office and he had his desk drawer full of books I had given him. He had little room for his file folders.
We each have a choice. We can look at the news for an hour and ask ourselves how this has enriched us or assisted us in any way in the training of our brain to think “I Can Do It.” The next night we can choose to spend that same time reading an inspirational book and then ask ourselves the same question.
Now I suggest you go one step further and write down the goals you want to achieve for the next 90 days because of the ideas you received from reading.