Can you think yourself to success? I believe the answer is yes. Every action starts with a thought. So, if you can control the thoughts, it’s possible to steer the actions toward success. To be successful the key then is to think of yourself as successful. As a man thinketh so is he.
Unfortunately, sometimes the only good things you’re going to hear about you are the things you say to yourself.
Monitor your inner conversations. Build yourself up.
I’m doing it right now. At the end of the day this blog is just my inner conversation with myself posted on the internet a couple times a month. Because I know success can only be achieved with successful thoughts. Sometimes those thoughts come naturally, and sometimes we have to plant those seeds ourselves.
Once again, I refer to Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill where the principles of controlling your thoughts are discussed at length. In the book the term used is auto-suggestion. In a nutshell the chapter on auto-suggestion is about guarding our conscious thoughts and training our sub-conscious to think successfully.
Put simply, if you tell yourself you can be successful, soon you’ll start believing it and acting it.
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!