Motivational Thoughts

Motivational thoughts. You are probably asking yourself how thoughts can be a natural remedy for your health. We tend to think of remedies as something tangible that you can hold in your hand, that you can eat or drink or even smell.

But thoughts, which originate in the brain, be they inspirational thoughts, interesting thoughts, encouraging thoughts or what ever, are extremely important in the way that we interact with others, the way we sleep, or eat, or feel.

They can made a huge difference in our self-confidence and our self-esteem.

If allowed, our thoughts can make us physically sick - on the other hand - motivational thoughts can pull us from depression, motivate us to positive action, or create our mood.

We have all heard about how powerful our thoughts can be in any thing in which we are involved. We're not talking about fleeting and shallow thoughts, for those are quickly forgotten. But there has been enough information cited in literature to justify an exploration of this topic.

The Bible in Proverbs 23:7 says, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

It is this level of thinking that we are talking about. It is the thoughts that we continually go back to and which find a place within our lives that we are talking about.

There is a law called the law of the harvest. Simply put it says that if we want to grow a plant we must first plant it.

The same principle applies to any crop that we wish to grow. It is also specific, meaning that tomato plants only grow from tomato seeds, peach trees only grow from peach seeds, and it is the same with any plant.

This principle or law is not only binding on physical things but is also binding in mental areas as well.

I hope that you can begin to see why what we persistently think about is important and that motivational thoughts and inspirational thoughts should become a more dominant part of our mental processes.

He who is thought of by many to be the father of modern day psychology, James Allen, in his book, "As a Man Thinketh," said:

"As the plant springs from, and could not be without the seed, so every act of a man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them. This applies equally to those acts called "spontaneous" and "unpremeditated" as to those which are deliberately executed....

He also wrote:

".....In the armory of thought (man) forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.....

Between these two extremes are all grades of character, and man is their maker and master.....Man is the master of thought, the moulder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment and destiny."

Other things he wrote are:

  • "A man does not come to the almshouse or the jail by the tyranny of fate or circumstance, but by the pathway of grovelling thoughts and base desires. Nor does a pure-minded man fall suddenly into crime by stress of mere external force; the criminal thought had long been secretly fostered in the heart, and the hour of opportunity revealed its gathered power.
  • "Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals it to himself. No such conditions can exist at descending into vice and its attendant sufferings apart from vicious inclinations, or ascending into virtue and its pure happiness without the continued cultivation of virtuous aspirations, and man, therefore, as the lord and master of his thoughts is the maker of himself, the shaper and author of environment.....
  • "Let a man radically altar his thoughts and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions in his life. Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallizes into habit and habit solidifies into circumstance."

The successful man thinks he can. Henry Ford once said, "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."

James Allen said about this:

  • "He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it.
  • Columbus cherished a vision of another world, and he discovered it;
  • Copernicus fostered the vision of a multiplicity of worlds and a wider universe, and he revealed it;
  • Budda beheld the vision of a spiritual world of stainless beauty and perfect peace, and he entered into it."

The interesting thing about what James Allen and others said years ago is promoted very strongly in both the current circles of professional motivators and physiologists.

One professional motivator told the story of Roger Bannister, the first person to run the mile in less than four minutes. He said that up to that time it had not only never been accomplished, but it had never even been entertained in the minds of everyone involved.

The doctors, the trainers, and even the athletes of the time all said that it was impossible and so it was never accomplished. Then came Roger Banister and shattered that mark on May 6, 1954.

The interesting thing about this is that within a few short years, now that the thinking barrier was gone, several hundred more athletes broke that four minute barrier. The athletes DNA didn't change in that short period of time but their thinking did and remarkable changes took place.

To help us understand the power that thoughts have upon us try the following experiment now. Think of your very favorite dessert or food for about five seconds. See in your mind the food, observe its smell and other characteristics. Following that five seconds, stop and observe what happened in your body.

You may have observed such things as an increased level of salivation along with other things. The bottom line is that it only took a few seconds to get real physical responses.

The same type of thing can be observed very quickly after being pulled over by a police officer, when experiencing a sudden scare, or seeing something really funny that makes you laugh.

Since you can illicit physical responses in your body very quickly from thoughts or sudden things that happen to you, consider what happens to you when these things are repeated over and over.

It doesn't matter if the topic is positive, motivational thoughts, such as the improvement of a skill, or negative, unproductive thoughts, such as those associated with addictions, be it physical such as tobacco or immoral such as pornography. The results are real and if continued will be life altering.

  • Repetitive thoughts lead to acts.
  • Repeated acts result in habits.
  • Habits continued mold ones character.
  • Character that is reinforced will determine ones destiny.

Since this is a web site about improving ones health, your thoughts, motivational thoughts in particular, become extremely important to your physical, social, mental and emotional outlook on life.

You are in control and with effort can alter unproductive or negative directions. You can also reinforce positive directions through the motivational thoughts you think. The choice is yours! You are in control!

If you would like to be on a different road that leads to a better life, then step onto that road first with your motivational thoughts and then continue to reinforce it. The road will eventually take you to your desired destination.

If you don't like where the road you are on is going, get off that road and get going on a new road with a different direction. Because we all have agency and the power and ability to do it, why not get going now.

If you continue to do things and the same old ways you have always done them, and fail to think new motivational thoughts, you will continue to get the same results.

Obviously, the best way to do this is to work on your motivational thoughts daily. So get going and watch amazing things happen in your transformation. It will be just as exciting and exhilarating as watching a cocoon transform into a beautiful butterfly.

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