Stoicism: you are what you think

Deb Peterson is a writer và a learning & development consultant who has created corporate training programs for firms of all sizes.

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Your mind is a very powerful thing, và most of us take it for granted. We believe we aren't in control of what we think because our thoughts seem lớn fly in và out all day long. But you are in control of your thoughts, và you become what you think about. And that little kernel of truth is the secret power of the mind. 

It's really not a secret after all. The power is available lớn every single person, including you. And it's free.

"The secret" is that you are what you think. You become what you think about. You can create the life you want, simply by thinking the right thoughts.

Earl Nightingale on "The Strangest Secret"

In 1956, Earl Nightingale wrote "The Strangest Secret" in an attempt lớn teach people the power of the mind, the power of thought. He said, "you become what you think about all day long."

For 75 years (and likely long before that), this simple "secret" has been taught khổng lồ adults around the world. At the very least, the knowledge has been available to us.

How the power of the Mind Can Work khổng lồ Improve Your Life

We are creatures of habit. We tend to follow the picture in our minds created by our parents, our neighborhoods, our towns & the part of the world from which we come. For good or for bad.

But we don't have to. We each have a mind of our own, capable of imagining life the way we want it. We can say yes or no to the million choices we each encounter every single day. Sometimes it's good khổng lồ say no, of course, or we wouldn't get anything at all done. But the most successful people say yes to lớn life overall. They are open to possibilities. They believe they have the power lớn make changes in their lives. They aren't afraid lớn try new things or khổng lồ fail.

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In fact, many of the most successful companies reward people who have the courage lớn try new things, even if they fail, because the things we gọi failures often turn into extremely successful things. Did you know Post-It Notes were a mistake in the beginning?

How lớn Use the nguồn of Your Mind

Start imagining your life the way you want it. Create a picture in your mind và think about that picture steadfastly all day long. Believe in it.

You don't have khổng lồ tell anybody. Have your own quiet confidence that you can make the picture in your mind come true.

You will start making different choices in line with your picture. You will take small steps in the right direction.

You"ll also encounter obstacles. Don"t let these obstacles stop you. If you hold your picture of the life you want steadfast in your mind, you will eventually create that life.

Peterson, Deb. "The Secret power of Your Mind lớn Become What You Think.", Aug. 26, 2020,, Deb. (2020, August 26). The Secret nguồn of Your Mind to lớn Become What You Think. Retrieved from, Deb. "The Secret power of Your Mind to lớn Become What You Think." Https:// (accessed November 15, 2022).
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