Posted by: successforrealpeople | December 6, 2008

Think And See Your Way To A Better Life

“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” ~ Zig Ziglar

I’ve written much about the power of our thoughts and the effects those thoughts have on our lives.   The reason that I am able to write about it is because I have experienced  first hand the power of positive thinking and negative thinking.

For many years I read everything I could get my hands on that I thought could help me create a better life for myself.  The problem was that I wasn’t applying what I had learned because part of me didn’t believe that the solution was something as simple as changing my thoughts.  It wasn’t until I reached my mid-thirties that something finally clicked.

While in the middle of my divorce, I sat down one day and made a list of all the things I wanted in my life.  After many hours of soul-searching I was able to “see” the life that I wanted, including the type of man I wanted to be with, the lifestyle I wanted, the places I would travel to, and the person I wanted to be.  It’s been 7 years now and I can tell you that most of what I envisioned for myself has come to be.

I believe that there are a few components that are crucial to creating the life that you want:

  • You must be clear about what it is you want.  Creating a detailed list will help you to sharpen your focus and therefore your thoughts.
  • You must become aware of your thoughts and the things you say to yourself.  Are your thoughts in line with what you desire or do they go against it?  Remember that we create what we think so be aware of your thoughts.
  • You must not let setbacks or obstacles deter you.  Sometimes I think it’s God’s/Universe’s way of checking to see if it’s what we really want.  Keep the course and keep your thoughts focused and positive.

I leave you with this wonderful video.  If one of the affirmations resonates with you, write it down and say it to yourself several times throughout the day.  Do this for 21 days and experience for yourself the power of thoughts!

Wishing you much happiness and success!


  1. Beautiful video!

    The mind creates perceptions, perceptions create reality. The only difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is that “the former persists when others have given up!”

    How uplifting! How inspiring!
    Love your site!

    Yumi 🙂

    I thought you might enjoy this, too!

  2. Yumi, you’re absolutely right. I love the quote that says something to the effect that most people don’t know how close they were to succeeding when they gave up. It keeps me on track when I get discouraged.

    Thanks for sharing the video. I love these!


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