As Napoleon Hill states,” What the human mind can conceive and believe, the mind of a man can achieve”. This quote clearly states what the human mind is capable of. As we all know, the human mind has the capacity to learn, to remember, to like, dislike, perceive, believe and above all, THINK! The human mind is so powerful, that it stores anything that comes in its way - be it an event, lesson, idea or even people for that matter. Humans mostly tend to get engrossed in the negative aspects that happen to them in their lives. We tend to remember insults and not appreciation, loss and not gain, in general the bad and not the good. After a period of time, things that are insignificant or trivial become the major part of our memory thus replacing good and true thoughts and wishes. We are all aware that it requires great effort to remember things. But the fact is that, it requires a lot of effort to forget as well! We have to focus on positive thoughts and neglect the thoughts that lower our spirits. Most of the common questions that haunt people are, “Why me?”, “Why does this happen to me?” etc. But we cannot grow if we allow our mind to be occupied with such petty issues. We should fill our minds with constructive thoughts and the opinions and suggestions of people who wish for our welfare.
“GREAT MINDS DISCUSS IDEAS
MEDIOCRE MINDS DISCUSS EVENTS
SMALL MINDS DISCUSS PEOPLE”
The best way to progress is to nurture our mind with optimism and care for people who love you, people who wish for you to grow and not the opposite. Sometimes in life, there are many unexpected incidents that we wish had not happened. We only have to learn lessons from such incidents and get going rather than worrying about it. Such incidents are over and constant recall of such incidents makes the mind lose its eagerness to grow, to learn, to think and hence becomes rusted and weak. Your thoughts determine your actions and your actions determine your happiness. So the key to success is to be positive! I would like to end this article with a small poem,
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you want to win, but if you think you cant,
It is almost certain you wont.
Life’s battles don’t always go,
To the strongest or hardest man;
Sooner or later, the man who wins,
Is the man who THINKS HE CAN!!
Be positive! Be happy!! JJ