Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Chapter 1 - Thoughts Are Things
Hill writes "Barnes literally thought himself into a partnership with
the great Edison! He thought himself into a fortune. He
had nothing to start with, except the capacity to KNOW
WHAT HE WANTED, AND THE DETERMINATION TO STAND BY THAT
DESIRE UNTIL HE REALIZED IT.
When the opportunity came, it appeared in a different form,
and from a different direction than Barnes had expected.
That is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly
habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes
disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity."
Orison Swett Marden has stated "Our thoughts and imagination
are the only real limits to our possibilities."
Barnes did not look at limits, he looked at possibilities.
Do we look at possibilities or do we think like a quote
from James Allen "The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds and prays
that God will bless him is in the position of a farmer
who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for
him a harvest of wheat."
Are we fooling ourselves about what and how we think?
Do we tell ourselves this is too hard, why is it working for everyone
else and not me, nobody is interested, etc. etc. etc. And we
create an endless stream of negative thinking.
Wayne Dyer states "The truth is that there is no actual stress or
anxiety in the world; it's your thoughts that create these false
beliefs. You can't package stress, touch it, or see it. There
are only people engaged in stressful thinking."
Hopefully we are not fooling ourselves and we can truthfully
tell ourselves we are like Barnes; we do not look at limits,
we look at possibilities.
Brian Tracy said "Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires
less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels
are in perfect alignment, you perform better when
your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values
are in balance."
As Michael Dlouhy tells us "How you do anything is how you
do everything" and that also includes our thoughts.