Day By Day

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It’s a new day, a new week and a new year. It’s a whole series of fresh starts, so it’s only natural to think about what comes next. What do we want for this new year ahead? Sure would be great to have a crystal ball or window into the future, wouldn’t it?

Did you know that there is an easy and reliable way to predict the future? Now, we all know that by connecting with the news media, there are lots of people trying to predict the future and trying to get you to believe their view of the future. However, there is a method that is far more reliable than pundits and prognosticators.

If you want to predict the future, if you want to know what is in store for you, take a look at your thoughts. What do you think about? What do you dwell on and picture? What do you expect and believe you can cause?

You see, it is your present thoughts that determine your future. Now, that’s not to say that if you imagine yourself walking on water, you’ll do it, or if you think about winning the lottery, you will. But if your thoughts are predominately pessimistic, that’s how things turn out. If you expect to fail, if you believe you don’t deserve success or don’t have what it takes to have a loving relationship, then you will behave accordingly. Your subconscious mind will do what it needs to do to create a reality that confirms your thoughts.

If you are an optimist, on the other hand, and most of your thoughts are positive, that’s how things tend to turn out. If you trust yourself and others and think a lot about how good it will feel when you achieve and become what you want, chances are very good you will succeed. You will do what you need to do to make your outer life match your inner picture – your thoughts and beliefs. You see, although you can’t always control what happens in the outside world, you can control your inner one, your thoughts.

When you control your thoughts, you unleash tremendous energy and tremendous drive. When you choose to respond to the world in positive, productive ways, it is much easier to predict a positive, productive future – one you create yourself, day by day.