You Become What You Think About

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by Sergei VanBellinghen

Indeed, you become what you think about. The human mind is the last great unexplored continent on earth. It contains untapped riches beyond your wildest dreams. And it returns anything you want to plant. But this brainpower is often unused because people take it for granted. Yet it is a free gift!

Why do so many of us often forget the free ability of our minds? How can you discover its concealed riches? And why your day-to-day thoughts are so important?

Well, let me explain why you become what you think about. Throughout history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things. But it is only on one point that they are in unanimous and complete agreement.

They all agree that your thoughts make you. Therefore, you have to be mindful and burn into your nervous system the following belief because it is a fundamental truth of the human condition. It is literally the baseline physics of what it means to be a person.

We become what we think about. ~ Earl Nightingale


Think About It

And that is an idea that you have to hold firmly in your mind. It is something that you really have to internalize. Stop right now your reading, or whatever you are doing on the side, and realize that you will become what you think about.

So, really think about that for a second as if it was not just a phrase, nor only words. But consider it as if it was the truth about how your brain works because it is. You are going to become the things that you think about.

If you truly are passionate and obsess about a certain result, you will certainly achieve it. But if, on the other hand, you do not care enough or are unsure, it won’t happen. So, if you wish to be rich or anything else you want, you can be. But you must then really wish these things and want them exclusively.


Believing to Become

And you must not wish at the same time a dozen of other incompatible things just as strongly. Do you get what I am saying here? If you think about and want one thing but contradict yourself with some other stuff, it will not work. That is why some people realize their desire and others do not.

The great law, or law of attraction, briefly and simply states that if you think subconsciously in negative terms, you get negative results, even if what you want is positive things. But if you think in positive terms, you will achieve positive results. Yet, all of this takes time and consistency through your thoughts, actions, feelings, and beliefs.

In a few words: to succeed, you have to believe with all your being. It has to be undeniable and not, one day, have doubts and the next, not have them. If each day that passes, your thoughts and feelings swing just like a roller coaster ride, unsure of yourself; it will create a contradiction in your subconscious mind. And you always become what you think about!


The Power of your Mind

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win by fearing to attempt. ~ William Shakespeare

Maybe, you are often dwelling on a lot of negative things. You might even carry a lot of baggage with you. As things might go wrong, you believe to the core of your being that you are just planning for the hard times. But the truth is that you are going to become those things that you fear and dread.

People always blame their circumstances for what they are. But you must not believe in such conditions. The people who succeed in this world are the ones who get up and look for the situations they want. And if they cannot find them, they create them in one way or another.

Well, it is then pretty apparent that your mind holds great power. And every person who discovered this and believed it became successful. So, no matter which way you put it, you become what you think about.

Think About Your Goal

Now, it stands to reason that if you are undoubtedly thinking about a concrete and worthwhile goal, you are going to reach it. The reason is that it is what you think about with an obsession beyond measure becomes real. The individual that spends all his time being passionate about something will surely succeed rather than the one who spends an average time on it.

And if you think about all the things you have done wrong in the past, you are going to simply continue that cycle. But if on the other hand and let this be true by letting it ring in your ears. If I ever added an ounce of value to you, believe then that these are the most important words I am ever going to say:

If you begin to focus your thoughts on positive things, on your capabilities, on the potential that you have if you really dig in, you can make it. Build those skills. Visualize your success. Strive towards something beautiful, amazing, that leaves in awe, which you want to create, and want to be the vessel for.

Become What You Think About

In that way, you become that thing because you will take those steps, just because it is what you think about. Conversely, the person who puts very little enthusiasm in his goal, or has no objective, or does not know where he is going, and whose thoughts must, therefore, be thoughts of confusion, anxiety, fear and worry become what he thinks about.

So, his life becomes one of frustration, stress, distress, and worry. And if a person thinks about nothing, he becomes nothing. It is as simple as that! Now you might say: “Well, if that is true, why people do not use their mind more often?” I believe they often figure out an answer by making excuses.

20 years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did. ~ Mark Twain


The Paradox of Free Gift

Your mind comes as standard equipment at birth. There is no price to pay as it is a free gift. And so, these things which are given to you for nothing, you very often place little value on. On the other hand, things that you pay money for, like your phone, you value.

The paradox is that exactly the reverse is true. Think about it! Everything that is really worthwhile in life came to you free. Your mind, soul, body, hopes, dreams, ambitions, intelligence, family, children, friends, country, and nature are priceless possessions which are free.

As for the things that cost you money, they are actually very cheap in comparison. They can be replaced at any time. A good person can be completely wiped out and make another fortune. It can be done several times. Even if a home burns down, you can rebuild it.

But the things you got for nothing, you can never replace. And as the saying goes: “Familiarity breeds contempt.” So, your thoughts determine your existence and any kind of job you assign to it. But generally speaking, most people use their mind for little jobs instead of big important ones.


Picture What You Want to Become

And so, if you do not take the necessary steps, focus on the required things, manifest what you want to become or believe in it, nothing will happen. And if you cannot see how real it could be, if you cannot picture the version of yourself that you want to become, it will not take place.

And yes, people told you that it is not possible for you, that the things that you did in the past are never going to allow you to succeed. They even said that you are not smart enough. But if you let that creep into your mind, that is what is going to happen.

However, if you can think about it, see that vision of success, allow yourself to believe it, and take the steps you need to execute against struggle, and if you go out there and do those things, you will not regret it. But you will regret it if you do not.

So, decide now. Think about what you want to achieve. Plant your goal in your mind. It is the most important decision you will ever make in your entire life since you become what you think about. Get out right now, and build the person you want to be, so you can have the life you want to have.

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2 thoughts on “You Become What You Think About”

  1. LaurenCrabtree

    thanks for sharing! you are so right when you say the best things in life are granted to us for free, and they are indeed so easy to take for granted when they are embedded in our everyday

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