“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Do you ever catch yourself having a poor attitude?

Maybe your spouse is upset because your family is having money challenges. Your kids are disappointed they don’t get to spend any time with you because you always seem to have something else to do. There are multiple issues in your career/business because there’s not enough time to do all the things you want to create more. And all of this just hits you one day. You wonder why doesn’t any of this ever work out.

While you are focusing on the negative so much, the next thing you know, you are in a fender bender in the car or snap at one of your children or wife. What else can happen you wonder? It almost seems you are in a negative spiral. How do you stop this?

What I have found over and over is our mind finds and creates exactly what we focus on. When we focus on the negative, we find more negative. To change this focus, all you have to do is change your thoughts.

Instead of focusing on why am I stuck behind this person who is driving so slow, take a deep breath. Focus your thoughts on the fact that maybe they were put in front of you because there is a speed trap coming up and this was your higher power’s way of helping you avoid it.

Look for the good in any situation. When you focus on the positive, guess what – you find more of it in your life. A great question I ask when I feel the frustration or negativity rising is what is the universe attempting to tell me right now.

If the kids are frustrated at how much you are working lately, maybe it’s the universe’s way to let you know to take a break and schedule some quality time with those who love you enough to care if you are around. This action by your kids is an expression of how much they miss and care for you. You then schedule time in your calendar to spend with them.

By reframing this once perceived challenge in your mind and choosing the focus of your thoughts, you are able to change your mindset to being positive. This allows you to take an entirely different set of actions which will create a much more positive result in your world.

Your mind is your most powerful asset… or liability. It will focus your energy on whatever you tell it to focus in on. Do you want it focused on negativity or on creating positive results through positive programming by you?

Your results all start with adjusting your thoughts to focus on exactly what you want to achieve. Choose your thoughts wisely to achieve your goals.

Do It Different!
Paul Finck
The Maverick Millionaire

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