Most of the events of your life have been shaped by your thoughts, attitude and expectations. If your life doesn’t change and doesn’t improve, it means that you are not changing your thoughts, attitude and expectations. It is like playing the same movie in your mind, over and again, and enacting it in your real life, time and again.
There is no reason to cling to thoughts, beliefs, attitude and expectations. You can change them if you really want. If you change them, you will start seeing life in a different way, acting in a different way, and consequently, changing the events and situations in your life.
Even if circumstances do not change, or cannot be changed, your attitude would be different, and therefore, the impact of circumstances on you would be different, milder, or even non-existent.
If your thoughts have always been negative, and you keep repeating them, how do you expect to improve your life?
Don’t let the past shape your future.
Your past thoughts created your present, but there is no need to repeat these thoughts. You can think other thoughts. You can think of what you want, irrespective of your current situation.
If you start thinking about success, instead of thinking about failure, and keep this way of thinking, in time, these thoughts would affect your life. What you think in the present, would change your future.
Think about success and expect success, and you will be aware of opportunities, which you usually do not see now.
Learn to be peaceful inside you, and you won’t be troubled by external situations or circumstances, even if you cannot change them.
Have faith in yourself, and you will be in a better position to handle the affairs of your life. Think different thoughts, from those you are used to think. Those different, positive thoughts, about a better life, will sooner or later start affecting the present circumstances and situations of your life, and shape for you, a different, better future.
Live in the present moment, not in the past. The past is past. Don’t let it affect your present thoughts and feelings and the situations of your future. Make the effort of reminding you to think positive thoughts, and have faith in yourself that you can do so. This might seem difficult, especially if your thoughts have always been negative, and you always expected the problems of the past to continue into the present.
Live in the present moment, creating new thoughts, and new expectations, not only about money, work or relationships, but also about health, happiness, and spirituality. These new thoughts, which you think in the present, would mold your future.
Notice what thought you are thinking at this moment:
- Are they negative or positive?
- Are they new thoughts, or thoughts you usually think?
- Are they about problems and difficulties, or about a better future?
Thoughts often awake certain with feelings, and these feeling have a powerful impact on your subconscious mind, and on the way you behave and act. This means that it is not enough to change your thoughts, but it is also important to change the feelings associated with them. How you can do so, through affirmations, visualization, willpower and meditation.
The past has a great power on everyone, and is responsible for the present situations in one’s life. By being conscious of your present thoughts and feelings, you shape your future. By being more aware of your thoughts, and aware of the feelings associated with them, you can start rejecting the thoughts and feelings that have been shaping your life in a negative way. By choosing your thoughts and feelings, and by thinking and feeling in a more positive and constructive way, even if your past and present are unhappy or unsuccessful, you start creating a better future.
Don’t let the past shape your future.
About the Author
Remez Sasson is the founder of Success Consciousness. In his articles and books, he teaches about positive thinking and motivation, visualization, gaining inner strength and inner peace, achieving success, and about improving one’s life.