“Weak minds lead to weak actions. A strong, disciplined mind, which anyone can cultivate though daily practice, can achieve miracles. If you want to live life to the fullest, care for your thoughts as you would your most prized possessions. Work hard to remove all inner turbulence. The rewards will be abundant.” ~ Robin Sharma from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Reminds me of James Allen’s *brilliant* essay “As a Man Thinketh” (see Note) where he says: “As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.”
How’s YOUR mind? Is it strong? Or is it weak?
Quick test: Do you find yourself having the same negative thoughts again and again?
If so, your mind is weak.
Few things will give you a greater return than STRENGTHENING it. And, few things will mire you in mediocrity and unhappiness than allowing your mind to stay weak.
As the Buddha says: “More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.”
Wayne Dyer tells us we should never let a negative sentence complete itself in our heads. (Love that.)
So, take your mind to the gym today and start removing the inner turbulence. KNOW that with disciplined practice you CAN change your mind.
May I suggest you start by removing ALL criticism (of yourself and others), complaining, blaming, and gossip? Commit to noticing the thoughts you have and, as Robin so brilliantly says, “... care for your thoughts as you would your most prized possessions. Work hard to remove all inner turbulence. The rewards will be abundant.”
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