A Most Important Variable

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Wouldn’t it be great to be able to see into a certain future? To be able to predict what will happen? How you will react to situations that present themselves would go a long way toward your future success. This is possible, you know, and we are not talking about using tea leaves or cards, or calling a toll-free number and talking to someone claiming to be a psychic. What we are talking about is much more accurate and reliable.

If you want to know what your future is going to be like, put the crystal ball off to the side, as well as the tarot cards. Instead, take a look at your present thoughts. You see, your present thoughts determine your future. What you are thinking about today is going to show up in a future tomorrow, just as what you thought about “yesterday” is what you are living today.

And, if you want to see your belief system, which is just a collection of thoughts you accept as true, take a look at your life. Your life is your beliefs, played out in your daily life.

For instance, if you believe there is never enough, that life is a struggle, that you have to fight for everything you get, then you will never have enough. You will struggle and fight your way through life. You wind up exhausted at the end of every day.

If you believe there is no limit to what you can do, and adversity just makes you stronger, then your life will be one of achievement and resiliency. Understand that what you see in life depends mainly on what you look for. This means that everything you see, everything you do, everything you hear and think and wonder about is filtered through your belief system.

So, if you want to shape your future into a happy, productive, fulfilling time, eliminate negative thoughts about what you don’t want, in favor of positive ones about what you do want. It’s all about shifting your perspective – that single most important variable in any task, mission, or philosophy – and watching the effect ripple out into everything you do.