Archive for February, 2012
John Kehoe, author of Mind Power, wrote “Most of us go through our waking hours taking little notice of our thought processes; how the mind moves, what it fears, what it heeds, what it says to itself, what it brushes aside. For the most part we eat, work, converse, worry, hope, plan, shop, play – all with minimal attention paid to how we think.”
what if we either earned a dollar or lost a dollar depending on the kind of thoughts we had? Imagine a system of accounting that noted our every thought – and kept track of which thoughts gained us money or lost us money! What if a positive thought added to our account and a negative thought subtracted from it?
“My mind, body and spirit are stong” – Kaching!
“I can accomplish anything.”
“I go after my heart’s deepest desires.”
“I choose to be unstoppable.” – Kaching, kaching, kaching!
John suggests, “Considering we think thousands of thoughts every day, this is quite a proposition. How diligent we would be in controlling and directing our thoughts! How enthusiastically we would create those thoughts which made us money, and how carefully we would avoid those which cost us money.”
“This is in fact, more or less what is already happening inside you, though with energy, not dollars.”
Last summer I was in a checkout line. The woman who rang up my purchases was named June. She was dressed in bright green from head to toe, which only served to highlight her spikey red hair. She had green glitter eyeshadow.
I liked her immediately.
I asked her, “How has your day been so far?”
June’s response surprised me….
“Wonderful! It always is! It doesn’t have a choice.”
June controls the day – the day does not control her.
Rebecca, a fellow clicker, recently entered 317 clicks with this comment… “I woke up on Saturday and told my day how it was going to be.”
By sun down on Saturday I bet Rebecca’s ”thought account” was full. Definitely in the black.
“Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.”
Try an experiment.
Before you read this post – grab a piece of paper and a pencil, pen, crayon, mostly dried out marker (whatever you can find) – and list 17 compliments you could say to yourself in the mirror.
I just did. Did you struggle to come up with 17 compliments? Did that seem like a lot? Or, could you have kept going, and going, and going? Is it easier to compliment or un-compliment ourselves?
I am inspired by April. She posted this comment when she entered her clicks recently.
“I struggle with my self esteem just like most teenage girls and most mornings I look in the mirror and think to myself “Is that a zit? Ugh, my hair looks stupid. Why can’t I look like that celebrity?” But thanks to my clicker I found myself looking in the mirror giving myself a lot of compliments, well, seventeen to be exact, and a few of them were encouraging myself that today is going to be even better if I make it that way. Thanks to my clicker, I had a great start to my morning and I will be walking out the front door a little taller this morning!!”
Now THAT is what clicking is all about. Recognizing. Paying attention. Noticing.
We are going to think. We know that. (And likely some thinking will take place right in front of the mirror.) What are we going to allow our minds to think about? Will we train ourselves to see beauty? Will we recognize and encourage our potential?
You know best what you need to hear. You know which compliments mean the most to you.
So tell yourself.
There is a place deep in your
soul where a little seed rests.
This seed is your amazing
Each time you push yourself,
each time you breathe a true deep breath,
each time you reach your hands to the stars,
you nourish that little seed
and feed your soul.
“Firsts” are scary.
First day of school (no matter what grade you’re in).
First jump off a diving board (though I think that’s scary every time).
First blog post on a new website…
This is the very first blog post for billionclicks.org. (…and I’m having “I-hope-I-can-do-this-right” butterflies.)
And if the first post wasn’t making me nervous enough…this post begins with a question that I don’t know the answer to.
I’m not sure anyone really does.
How many thoughts do we have a day?
I have no idea.
(How does one even go about counting that?)
I have heard we have anywhere from 2,500 – 65,000 thoughts a day.
Still, how would anyone really know?
Here’s what I do know…
Every single person has thoughts. No matter where you’re from, how old you are, how much money you have, what religion you are, what language you speak, whether you are short, tall, smart, skinny, funny, shy, – every single person has thoughts. But not every person takes advantage of the power of their thoughts. In fact, probably very few people do.
Our thoughts can help us accomplish amazing things.
“Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes,
And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills;
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass;
Environment is but his looking glass.”
This blog is meant to inspire, motivate, lift, strengthen. We hope every time you visit, you will find a word, a sentence, a paragraph, a phrase that helps you live your potential.
Because you can.
…and we believe it all begins
with a single thought.
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