Want your luck to change? Change the way you think.

“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think.” Dale Carnegie

I used to think if you were always happy that it meant you were doing something wrong, or that you were simple minded. At work I never smiled, work was serious business and there was no place for smiles or laughter.

Deep inside me there was always something missing. I’d think If I could make it to that corner office I’d be happy. If I got promoted, then I’d be happy. But I wasn’t happy. With the promotion came more stress, and even less time for smiling or thinking about my own happiness.

It was a catch-22. Constantly going around circles. I would be happy if I had that. When I had that, there’d be other things in the way and so the cycle would repeat.

Then I noticed something. Most of the people around me were happy. They had less than I did, had worse jobs, less money, and all kinds of other problems. But they were happy.

Overnight, my whole outlook changed. I stopped worrying about the next promotion. I stopped thinking what would happen if things went wrong. Instead I thought about what I had at the moment. I thought about the others at work who were always happy.

The next day, for the first time at work, I joined them for lunch. They were shocked. They thought I was a bastard. one of those horrible bosses. A couple of them were ready to quit. That was the first time I smiled at work. Everyone thought I hit the lottery. None of them quit. From that day forth, we had lunch together every single day.

I was a new person. Just by changing how I thought, by being content with what I had, I found happiness. I also found that things came to me easier once I exuded happiness. Promotions came quicker, people were nicer, lady luck showed up more often.

Happiness really does come from inside you, not from who you are or what you have. It comes from within, and when you become happy, doors open for you. It becomes contagious, making others around you feel the same way.

Combine desire and enthusiasm with thoughts and you can set the world on fire

“Your definite main goal is a set of thoughts…thoughts you control. Desire is an emotion which you create and control. Enthusiasm is a state of mind also subject to your control. Desire plus enthusiasm is the pulsating force to create things from thought.” Thomas D. Willhite.

A thought by itself leads nowhere. Everyone has thoughts, and most people let them linger a little before slowly fading away.

Desire by itself can be dangerous, leading to temptation and madness when uncontrolled.

Enthusiasm by itself is like the little child anxious to play with a new toy. When the novelty wears off, the child becomes bored.

However, when the three are combined something magical happens. Combine desire and enthusiasm with thoughts and the world is in the palm of your hands. Desire gives substance to your thoughts and enthusiasm gives them direction.

You control your destiny by controlling your desire, enthusiasm and your thoughts. When you can balance the three, at the right levels, there is no stopping you. You can set the world on fire, a fire so strong they’ll be talking about you long after your gone.

So what are you waiting for? Go set the world on fire!


Your mind is your own worst enemy

“If you fix in your mind the idea that your earning ability is limited, then indeed it is. You will never earn more than that self-set limit. The subconscious will create and maintain the limits you set.” Thomas D. Willhite

You become what you think you are capable of. Think big and you will achieve big results. Think small and will achieve nothing, or very little. Your mind is a very powerful motivator. Use it to get what you want.

There are thousands of books about the secret to success. Do you want to know the secret to success? Believe in yourself! That’s it! Don’t let your mind and your thoughts hold you back.

Think BIG! Believe in yourself! Your subconscious will work magic to help you achieve your goals, as long as you believe in yourself.

See with your mind to see the opportunities you keep missing

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

Open your mind to see what is before you. If you see with your eyes only, and not your mind, you’ll be handicapped, and miss one opportunity after another. Let your mind drift and analyze what your eyes sent to it.

If you want to be like everyone else, then just look with your eyes. If you want one opportunity after another, then see with your mind. When you look at something, see it for what it can be. A poor man will look at a pile of wood and see firewood. A great person will look at that same pile of wood and see a magnificent piece of furniture.

A blind person will look at an old house and see chipped paint, cracked walls, old carpets and yellow colored walls. The successful person will see opportunity. That person will see that house as it can and should be. A home with wooden floors hidden by that ugly carpet, brightly colored walls. The successful person will see the potential within that house.

Stop looking with your eyes, and start seeing opportunities with your mind. Once you start, you’ll see an entirely new world, and new opportunities, which you though were only for the select few.

Your ideas

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you ever looked at something and said, ‘hey, I thought of that’. What this quote means is that we all come up with great ideas, only to reject them ourselves as impractical, impossible or a multitude of other reasons. The next time you come up with a great idea, do something with it instead of rejecting it yourself. Give the world a chance to judge for itself, the reaction may surprise you.