If I could nail down one reason people fail to reach their true potential in life it not understanding the power of thought.
This may seem like a cliche and an obvious conclusion and I am sure you may have heard this a million times before.
But did you know that the average person has to be presented with a product or service at least 7 times before it really sinks in and they make a buying decision.? Do you often wonder why we see the same adverts on TV over and over again? They must prove to be successful or they wouldn’t keep spending their advertising budget on them.
When we refer to the power of thought it is the same concept we have to be in the right frame of mind before we have that eureka moment. Why is it successful people have read the same self-help book several times and then it suddenly dawns on them “We become what we think about”.
What is The Power Of Thought
Experts in the field of mindset estimate that we as humans think 60.000 to 80,000 thoughts every day of our lives. That equates to around 2,5000 thoughts per hour or thereabouts. What most people are NOT aware of is we can control those thoughts to be positive or negative.
What is The Power of Positive Thoughts
When I refer to those 2,500 thoughts they are certainly going to be a mixture of positive and negative ones for sure. But the power kicks in when we make a habit initially of analyzing these thoughts.
This may seem like an insurmountable task at first but once you create a habit of eliminating the things you don’t want and think about the things you do want you are on the right track.
In my earlier days when I was spent years in the direct selling industry a great deal of that time was spent on the road travelling from one appointment to another. If you have ever spent any time on the road you will have experience of those crazy drivers that cut you up or pull out in front of you right?
At the time you have 2 choices you can either get mad and let that thought dominate the rest of the day or you can let it go and imagine it never happened the choice is yours. Let’s face it if you stick with the first option ask yourself this question.
Is that thought going to benefit me to enhance the rest of my day? This is just one example I could share many more but I am sure you get where I am heading with this.
Everything anybody has ever created in this world we live started with the power of the thought process. The computer you are reading this post on was first just a thought before it was created into a product, The car you drive was just a thought before it became a product.
The Power of the Conscious and Subconscious Mind
Before we can control our thoughts we have to understand the human mind to a certain extent. The conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is the mind we are using right now in our everyday life. However, the subconscious mind is the million-dollar computer. It functions just like a computer it will respond to whatever we program into it.
If you feed it with negative thoughts it will respond and create negative things in your life. On the flip side of the coin if you think positive thoughts it will and can create positive things in your life it’s not rocket science.
This is not my theory but commonly known facts. If you were to study any self-help books although they vary and present it in various ways they would all agree on the principle we become what we think about.
The Two Forms of Imagination
A further example of the conscious and subconscious mind are the two forms of imagination. The Synthetic Imagination and the Creative Imagination. Imagine the Synthetic imagination is the Subconscious mind and the creative imagination is the conscious mind.
The seeds or thoughts that are planted into the synthetic imagination by the creative imagination become things. This is the basic principle of how all basic and new ideas are developed. This only happens when the conscious mind is totally focused on a strong desire.
The creative imagination becomes stronger and develops with use just like any muscle in our bodies. It is important to note that the creative imaginative never dies it may become weak through lack of use as any organ in our bodies.
If we were to study the great leaders of business, inventors, musicians, writers etc…they became great because they discovered the secret of how to develop the creative imagination by controlling their thought patterns.
Countless people get confused with the word desire just because we desire something, for example, it could be more money, this is just a thought impulse and has no benefit or value until it is developed into physical action. In other words, create a definite plan of what you desire. This does not have to be about financial freedom it could relate to anything. Maybe you want to live a healthy lifestyle, travel the world or find the love of your life.
Controlling these 2.500 thoughts that pop into your mind every hour of the day takes time and practice to develop them into positive thoughts. The reason most people are unable to get their head around it they practice this strategy for a while and then give up. Rome was not built in a day you have to be consistent, persistent, and determined to succeed in whatever your goal is.
So there you have it I hope by now you are fully aware of what the power of thought is and you use it to your advantage in whatever you’re trying to achieve in your life. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this post if you have any questions or comments I always welcome them
From the desk of Alan Benney