I’d like to elaborate a bit more on that and discuss the additional benefits of the disciplinary aspect.
The problem is so many people are caught up on their current realities they don’t take the time and effort to think up and really work towards getting a “new reality.” Many lack the mental discipline.
While Abraham notates on a consistent basis it’s not about “making” anything happen or “ramming” things into place, they do make clear that in order to change your current (or any given) situation, you absolutely MUST take control of your thoughts – albeit many people think they have no control over such things, and that in fact their thoughts can control them.
Truth is, people DO have control over their thoughts, contrary to what society teaches. It just takes a bit of will power.
The same way someone wants their business to succeed is the same way you should have a desire to have control over your thoughts…because thoughts can be dangerous.
They can trigger emotion, and if focused on too long can turn your entire day upside down. This is what makes movies, television shows, and songs so powerful. It’s a thought one can relate to that evokes an emotion…sometimes this can be used for good, like a good comedy or action film…and other times it can just clutter your mind with junk, like horror films (sorry horror movie enthusiasts).
The same way I question why people focus on negativity, is the same way I question why people would possibly want to take things in their ear and eye gates that leave them with nothing but negative feelings, including but not limited to fear, paranoia, sadness, anger, loneliness, etc…the list continues.
The key to changing your current reality is discipline in the sense that you have to make it your business to keep yourself on a “high flying disc,” and shy away from negativity. Things like arguments, work gossip, and idle talk are huge distractions, and only accomplish one thing – setting your mental state out of whack and getting your mind off more important things.
Focusing on negativity only breeds more negativity, the same way hate breeds hate and talking about sickness attracts sickness.
Everyday, you want to make the conscious decision to engage as much as possible in things that make YOU feel good. It could be listening to a song you like, reading a good book, seeing a good movie, or interacting with other people who exude that positive vibe you’re constantly after.
The same way it’s not your job to save the world, it’s not your job to make everyone else happy. You can be considerate and caring for your fellow man/woman, but you must still make it a priority to be in pursuit of your own happiness as well.
Will Smith‘s movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” portrays this perfectly, as throughout the film you constantly see Smith’s character doing his utmost to keep himself from going into a state of panic and dismay in his given situation.
It starts with a thought. Then that thought leads to a feeling…and that feeling leads to an action. Pick which thoughts you want to think and you can pick which feelings you want to have. Pick which feelings you want to feel and you can pick which actions you want to take. Pick which actions you want to take and you can start turning your current “NOW” into whatever you will it to be.
This is why they say thoughts are like seeds.
All it takes is discipline. The same way you discipline yourself to get up and go to that job everyday. Or take care of those kids you have. Or pay those bills you have. If you can do this for everyday actions, why not do this for everyday thoughts – which in fact control your everyday actions? Food for thought…