"Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.
Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.
Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny."
I've had this poem hanging in my office for years. It wasn't until I watched The Secret and began studying The Law of Attraction that I could truly appreciate the meaning behind it.
The Law of Attraction teaches you that you must consciously choose your thoughts to manifest what you desire into your life. Now let's break down this poem ....
"Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words."
Every word that comes out of your mouth comes from a thought - whether consciously or unconsciously. We've all had the experience of blurting something out and also of thinking we said something that we didn't. If we think happy thoughts, we'll talk happy. If we think ugly thoughts, our words will be ugly.
"Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions."
Our tone of voice and our body language not only follow with the words we are saying - whether sweet or harsh - they follow the thought we have behind our words.
"Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits."
ALL of the habits we have were created by the actions we choose to take over and over again. Habits can be broken when we begin to take different actions which will form positive habits.
"Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character."
This is the way other people see us. They can't feel our feelings - or think our thoughts, they only hear our words - see our actions and habits that define who we are and what we stand for.
"Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny."
Our destiny - our reality - our world. Each of us has a unique perception of the world we live in. This is because we have created it - by our past thoughts.
Though we may want our tomorrow's to be different than our todays - many don't achieve the things that they desire because they are stuck in the vicious circle of "Doing the same things over and over and expecting different results."
To make The Law of Attraction work for you - you must be willing to first put forth some effort. You must monitor your thoughts and take the action required to get you where you want to be.
"We become, have and attract what we think about and act upon correctly the most." John Assaraf
Cindy Holbrook is the web mistress of http://CindySense.com where you will find a variety of self improvement articles on a variety of subjects - Includuding Postive Thinking, Law of Attraction, Self-Esteem, Emotions and Overcoming Obstacles ... Who says you can't win'em all? Be sure to sign up for the free monthly newsletter and get a bonus ebook "Your Guide To Happiness".