Yes You Can

If you could change one thing in your life today, what would it be? Why don't you have some of the things you'd like to have, and why do you have some? What's the reason for the inconsistency?

Do you find yourself wondering what people think of you? Has that line of thinking ever made you doubt your abilities and your potential?

Do you ever catch yourself thinking 'I can't do that, I'm not good enough' or 'that level of success and prosperity is for them, not for poor old me', or other similar thoughts?

One thing you must realize is that your success in any venture starts with your thoughts about it. If you think you can succeed (in losing weight, stopping smoking, securing a high-income- paying job, finding your ideal partner, etc, etc), you're already on your way to getting what you want.

Someone once said (I forget who)'if you think you can or if you think you can't, you're probably right'. It's up to you to make things happen in your life.

The way your mind works, it accepts whatever you feed it as reality. So if you feed it with thoughts of success (eg 'I CAN lose weight healthily', 'I CAN stop smoking', 'I CAN find a high- income paying job, etc, etc), it will work to make it happen.

You'll become alert to opportunities (and they are all around you if you'd only open your eyes and look) to move you towards your desired results.

Conversely, if you feed your mind with negative thoughts such as the ones above, your mind doesn't bother to find solutions to your problems. It closes up. You wouldn't recognize an opportunity to help you out if it slapped you in the face.

You know, it takes the same amount of effort to think positive thoughts as it takes to think negative thoughts. If positive thoughts help move you towards your goals while negative ones move you further away from them, it makes sense to dwell on the positive.

~*~SIDEBAR~*~

Positive thinking is but a step in the journey called 'success'. You need to back your thoughts with ACTION. You can think positive thoughts until your brain gets the cramps but if all you do is think and not act, you'd be wasting your time.

The good thing about positive thinking is that it puts you in the right frame of mind to take appropriate action.

~*~END of SIDEBAR~*~

Mark Twain (and later Napoleon Hill) said that 'What the human mind can conceive and believe, the human mind can achieve'.

The problem comes up after conceiving a potentially great idea. The little voice inside you starts saying things like 'that's a crazy idea' or 'nobody's ever done that before -who do you think you are?' . Your friends and family make fun of your idea. You begin to get discouraged and to think 'maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all'.

What should you do when this happens? Take control of your thoughts, that's what. Your mind has conceived it, remember, so your mind CAN achieve it. You just need to line up your thoughts and actions with what you want to do.

Tell all those naysayers (internal and external) that you will succeed in reaching your goal.

The next line of thinking after 'I CAN' is 'I WILL'.

Feed yourself with thoughts like that about yourself (and act accordingly) and you'll see your confidence, awareness and productivity soar. You'll find yourself attracting those things you want into your life.

Who says you can't make it? Tell them you CAN and you WILL. Then go out there and make it happen.

About The Author

DR Kem Thompson is a Personal and Health Coach. She teaches individuals and groups how to achieve success using the Universal Principles of Success. Subscribe to her FR*EE newsletter, 'Days of Success!' and receive a thank-you gift by filling in the form here: www.daysofsuccess.com

kem@daysofsuccess.com

A New Beginning With The People At Work

There's a big opportunity here! The holidays bring a change in spirit in most folks.... Read More

14 Relationship Principles to Live A Successful Relationship

Each relationship combines two individual stories to coauthor a new relationship story. The implicit contracts... Read More

I Believe In Man

I have a deep and abiding belief that there lies within every person the capacity... Read More

Change Thorns into Flowers

If you had to write an annual appraisal on yourself how would you describe yourself??... Read More

Where Are The Punctuation Points In Your Life?

We live in a very busy age with many pressures and demands on our time.... Read More

Some Straight Talk About Your Success And Happiness

I want to warn you: this article can cause some discomfort, indignation and sense of... Read More

Great Communication Skills

Having good communication skills in the workplace is important. This article will provide tips to... Read More

Creating Your Future

The questions of life may call to you. You may wonder about your purpose. You... Read More

Feng Shui with Style! Working with Your Element Type

When you begin to study feng shui, you quickly realize the importance of the qualities... Read More

Small Steps And Golden Stones

It was a long walk but someone had to do it. And today it was... Read More

Jedi Mind Tricks - How To Make Suggestions Like A Jedi Master

Being a child of the Seventies I'm a real fan of the original Star Wars... Read More

How to Develop the Genius within You

Inside each one of us there's a seed of greatness, a seed of genius. You... Read More

Sometimes Being Unfocused is the Risk You Need to Take

I was accused recently of being unfocused. This lady challenged me to decide whether I... Read More

Millionaire Mindset: We Become What We Think About

In studying wealth, we learn the power of using our mind to attract either success... Read More

Courage To Be Someone New

Have you ever felt paralyzed or crippled by fear? As a businesswoman, producer, and model... Read More

The Revolution Begins When YOU take Control

I'd like to share a story with you about two interesting people that we ALL... Read More

Are You Thinking About What Youre Thinking About

Do you realize that your belief system is ultimately what will determine whether you live... Read More

Manifest Your Dreams

For each of us, the universe is different. A homeless man may view the universe... Read More

What People Are Really Interested In & How to Win Friends

A lot of your people problems and concerns about what other people think will fade... Read More

When Will Love Find me?

Love. You may notice that I made that an entire sentence. That one little four-letter... Read More

Transformational Counseling - Part Two

Once one becomes present to his or her self-limiting belief, the opportunity then exists, possibly... Read More

Security Is An Inside Job

While I was growing up, my dad repeatedly told me that when I completing my... Read More

Ten Tips For Setting (And Keeping) Life Changing Resolutions

It's time for that annual ritual of making (and breaking) our New Year's resolutions. There... Read More

Do Good Deeds & Get Rewarded? A Universal Mystery Uncovered

Do you believe in the idea of "abundance" or do you see the whole notion... Read More

Its All Up to You (Nobody is Coming to Save You!)

As painful as this realization may be, it is absolutely true. Wherever we are in... Read More

Self-Divine-ation: Defining a Divine Future!

In some of my counseling and coaching sessions, my clients ask me to perform a... Read More

8 Powerful Tips to a Magnificent Life

Tip #1. Find your purpose. Finding one's purpose is the key to having a happy... Read More

The 3 Steps To Communication Mastery

Although you know better, you do not apply all that you have learned when it... Read More

The Power Of Charisma

You have seen them on television your entire life: the world leaders, the movie stars,... Read More

What is Intution and How do I use it?

Intuition is an incredible resource and gift that we have been given to help us... Read More

What is it That You Want, Honey? Discover Wealth and Prosperity with the Angels of Abundance

As you already know, the Angels are here; ready to assist us but how can... Read More

The Friend Crush: Is This Love Or Friendship

He's your good friend. She's your best confidant. You have known each other for a... Read More

How to Develop the Awesome Power of Getting Other People to Cooperate With You

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you never had to "lock... Read More

7 Tips to Make a Fantastic Impression on People Who Count

Making a fabulous impression on people opens doors for your business, personal, and career endeavors.... Read More

Are You a Sheep in People Clothing?

Many people, who feel that they are independent and communicate well, are actually sheep in... Read More

Why Do We Lack Character

Our people have no character" is acknowledged universally, at home and abroad, in business and... Read More

The Mind - What An Amazing Universe

You are what you think;The experts say we barely use 10% of our minds. I... Read More

Guiltless Contentment

'Have I stopped dreaming?' 'Why am I not as stressed?' 'Why am I not on... Read More

Making New Friends

How do we make friends? More importantly if dropped into a new city or a... Read More

Electrical Deficiencies

Our feelings are perceived by means of our sensors, our sensors are designed to detect... Read More

10 Ways to Survive and Celebrate Valentine?s Day When You Are Single

Do you feel all alone and out of sorts on days like Valentine's Day when... Read More

The Art of Loving & Living

The joy of living is in loving. No doubt, only lovers enjoy life!Live every moment... Read More

Bigger Fish To Fry

Last month I was on another adventure, fishing Dog Lake in Northern Ontario. That trip... Read More

Pretending Your Life As You Want It - True Power Series

This is the sixth article in our "True Power" series. If you haven't been following... Read More

Turn Whats Bothering You Into A Blessing

That which you desire to remove from your life is a blessing that you haven't... Read More

Aging Gracefully Through Vastu Shastra

Aging is inevitable, but its most negative effects can be minimized and turned into a... Read More

Hot Date Tonight?

Re-entering the dating scene is rather scary, but as a single woman, mom of four,... Read More

You?re Right to an Abundant Life

We are all part of the universe. The universe is a living, breathing thing. I... Read More

Listening Is As Important As Speaking

While engaging in conversations with friends and co-workers, how often do you feel that the... Read More

Paradigm Shift

Good Morning! It's the Island outlaw here again. You know after my little tirade yesterday... Read More