TOLERANCE TO NEGATIVE THINKING
NEGATIVITY HAS THE WRONG FOCUS
focuses on whatís wrong rather than whatís right. It focuses on
limitations rather than possibilities. Your focus determines
your destination. When your mental focus is positive, you move
in a positive direction, and when itís negative, you move in a
The focus of your mind is
critical. Focus selects the programs running in your mind.
When you are negative and focused on everything wrong, your mind
runs programs that confirm and reinforce those beliefs. When
your focus is positive, your mind runs programs that confirm and
reinforce your positive thoughts.
Some people believe itís
impossible run their own mind and control their thoughts. If
thatís true, then answer this question. If you donít run your
mind, who does? If you donít control your thoughts, who will?
The Life Long Disoriented have
abdicated the control of their thoughts and the running of their
mind to other people. Their boss, parents, children, and
culture control their thoughts and run their mind. What a sad
state of affairs! You donít have nine lives, and if you donít
get it right this time, you miss out forever. If you let
someone else run your mind, you have literally missed the
opportunity of a lifetime. God gave you a mind and He expects
you to run your mind by yourself, rather than have other people
do it for you. Thatís why He gave you a free will, and thatís
his plan for every human being. Run your mind, give it your
best shot, and see what you can do with this magnificent
opportunity for an adventure that starts now and lasts forever.
Running your mind and filling it
with positive things is one of the biggest challenges you face.
So how do you run your mind? Is it hard to do? Can anyone do
it, or do you have to be a genius to make it happen?
The truth is, you already know
how to run your mind, and running it is as simple and as hard as
controlling your mental focus. The focus of your mind
determines which programs run there. A persistently positive
focus creates a consistently positive mind, because it turns on
a positive operating system and runs positive programs. A
persistently negative focus causes mental havoc because it turns
on a negative operating system and runs negative programs.
Your mental focus selects the
program that will run in your mind for the next few minutes.
Your mind can hopscotch around quickly from program to program.
At times, it takes considerable effort to maintain the focus
necessary to run good programs in your mind.
There are dozens of powerful
techniques you can use to focus your mind on the positive rather
than the negative. Read books on positive thinking. Write
books on positive thinking. Listen to cassettes on motivation.
Recite positive self-talk. Enroll in seminars. Talk to a
positive friend. Watch positive videos. Pray. Read
scripture. No matter what technique you select, if the focus is
positive, it will create the desired effect.
Your brain examines the focus of
your thoughts and then runs a program consistent with that
focus. All the programs on positive thinking and motivation
accomplish one task. They push your mental focus in a positive
direction. They focus your mind on positive thoughts so it runs
positive and empowering programs.
understand that focus selects the inputs and programs running on
your brain, it is clear why negativity is so destructive. A
negative focus means your mind is running negative and
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VISUALIZATION - LOOKING WITH YOUR MIND
Sometimes you look with your eyes, and at other times you look with
your mind. Visualization is looking with your mind.
We know that what we look at expands into our lives. If we are smart,
we advertise our dreams to ourselves by displaying their pictures
where we can constantly see them. The more we look at them, the
stronger the dreams become, and the more influence they have on our
Sometimes, it's impossible to create and display a picture of your
dreams because an image doesn't exist. That's where visualization
comes in. It lets you see things in your mind's eye that you can't
see with your physical eyes. Looking with your mind's eye -
visualization - has nearly the same power as looking at an actual
photograph. For all practical purposes, your brain doesn't
distinguish between an image that you see with your eyes from one that
you visualize in your mind.
I put a picture of Bora Bora on my wall more than ten years before I
actually arrived there on my yacht. But if I didn't have a picture, I
could have achieved the same result by visualizing Bora Bora in my
mind. It didn't matter whether I saw the image on my wall or
visualized it in my mind; the net results were the same. I had Bora
Bora on my mind, and I was willing to move heaven and earth to get
Visualization has great power for both good and evil. Unfortunately,
not everyone uses it to visualize good. They visualize bad health,
poverty, and depression, and like night follows day, problems expand
into their life.
Each day when I wake up, I visualize my future. In my mind, I see
myself doing dozens of things that move me in the direction of my
dreams. I visualize the path to my dreams so that when I walk down
that path, it will be a trip through familiar territory.
When you visualize your future, don't forget that God has a dream for
your life that is better than anything you can imagine. If you get in
agreement with God and visualize his master plan, your life will
become an awesome adventure.
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