As little children we are born into the world thinking we are able to do great things. Our imaginations soar and we play as if we are in the image of that very dream. But what happens to us as we grow older? We no longer use our imaginations to dream up anything we can be and we begin to use that beautiful part of our brain to torture us. We begin to say things like, "I will never make it through college, I will never be what I long to be, I will never have any money...!" These haunting words can plague us and actually propel us into the places of life that we really do not want to go.
One of my favorite quotes is, "You do not get what you want. You get what you constantly think and say." Mary Morrissey. This is very true. The results we have in our lives right now are the product of our thoughts and words. Learning this process is a bit more intricate than just changing a few thoughts and words. It is a constant watch and noticing what you are noticing when you are thinking and speaking. Most us of do not have what I call 'active thinking'. We just go on throughout our day thinking about whatever pops into our heads and then allowing that thought to lead us into other thoughts directing our day. If we work on 'active thinking' or 'purposeful thinking' we would witness a whole other side of life.