How to control your thoughts - David J. Abbott M.D.

How To Control Your Thoughts

How To Control Your Thoughts

When you control your mind, you control your life. Until you learn how to control your mind, you will never control your life. Always remember that your mind is sacred ground, and never abdicate control to anyone or anything.

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When You Control Your Mind, You Control Your Life

Your mind is not a quiet place. Along with the gift of consciousness comes a million helter skelter thoughts that echo endlessly in your mind. Your mind does not sit quietly waiting for you to think up a thought. From the instant you arise in the morning, it soaks up every sight, sound, and input in your world and associates those inputs with the data already stored in your memory banks.

It performs this task automatically and autonomously. It does it even when you don't want it to. It's never quiet, and there is no off switch. Even when you are asleep, your mind is still at work below your level of consciousness. Every now and then it wakes you up with a vivid dream to remind you that it's still there and is running your life.

The mind is a scary thing when it's out of control. It can give you dreams that make your hair stand on end. It can tell you to do things that are not in your best interest. It even leads some people down the path of self-destruction.

When your mind is in control, it is your servant, and it can lead to the pinnacle of success.

When your mind is out of control, you may not survive what it has to say. When your mind is manipulated by those with an evil agenda, you become the pawn of the powerful - a pawn of those who want to control your mind.

All of the great battles on planet earth happen first in the mind. That's where fear does it's dastardly deed. A single fearful thought planted in enough minds can change the course of history.

The people who control your mind control your life.

Your mind is the single most powerful control point in your life.

The most important decision you will ever make is who is going to control your mind. Is the government going to control it? Is your boss going to control it? Is your family going to control it? Is your culture going to control it? Is your religion going to control it? Are you going to control it?

Inside your brain is a switch that most people don't even know exists. It's a switch that gives you the power to control your thoughts. The instant you flip the switch, you control your mind and your life, and if you never flip that switch, then by default your mind will be controlled by others. Your family, culture, employer, government, and religion will make and mold your thoughts; they will control the way you think and feel.

I taught my children that they must always run their own brain. They must never turn off their mind or surrender control to anyone else. God gave everyone a mind, and He expects them to control it and use it in a way that makes the world a better place. The instant they turn off their brain and let someone else control it, their life is over. They are no longer living their life or dreams. Someone else is telling them what to believe, how to think, and they begin living the dreams of other people.

Many forces in society conspire to convince you that you cannot control your mind.

Drug manufacturers would have you believe that it's impossible to control your mind on your own. They are more than happy to control your thoughts with drugs. They are in the business of mind control. If they had their way, when you think an anxious thought, they would give you an anti-anxiety drug. When you are depressed, they give you one or more antidepressant drugs. When you are agitated, there's a drug for that. For every unwanted state of mind, there is a drug (mind control medication).

They don't want you to believe that it's actually possible to control your thoughts without putting their chemical straight jacket on your mind. The one thing a drug company will never do is tell you that you have the power control your thoughts on your own without their chemicals.

Medical professionals become unwilling participants in this dangerous game, because it's easier and quicker to write a prescription for a drug than it is to take the time to sit down with a patient and teach them how to regain control of their thoughts. It requires only seconds to prescribe a chemical straight jacket for the mind. It may require years of counseling and therapy to solve the problem rather than only suppress it with a chemical straight jacket.

There was a time when Valium was the most prescribed drug on planet earth. There are so many psychoactive drugs in use that they have percolated down into our water table, and they pollute our water supply.

The battle for a positive mind is now being fought on a chemical battlefield. But it doesn't have to be that way.

It actually is possible to have a positive mind in most people without the use of drugs. There will always be a small portion of the population that requires medications for the mental challenges they face. For individuals with serious mental disorders, medications are a godsend, and without them there would be no hope. But for most people, drugs are a poor answer, and they are not their friend. Instead of solving problems, they suppress them. Instead of making them mentally fit, they make them feel better while the underlying problems do not change.

When you look at a newborn baby, you don't see any signs of mental turmoil. That baby doesn't have a single twisted thought. It only takes a few years to transform that child into an anxious, conflicted person. Society will teach that child that he needs drugs to control his thoughts. In just a few years the child will self-medicate himself with alcohol and a wide variety of chemicals to calm the storm of thoughts blowing through his mind.

Mind control is big business, and it makes the world go round. On a personal level, it also makes your world go round, and if you don't control your mind, you will not control your life. Period. Exclamation point!

The most important battle on planet earth is the battle for control of the human mind. He who controls the way people think will rule the planet. It's not the meek who inherit the earth; it's those who control your mind. The powerful don't want your money. They want to control the way you think, because when they control your mind, they have everything. Getting control of your mind is the hard part. Taking your money, your children, and your possessions is easy once they have control of your thoughts.

You can tell how much mind control is happening in society by the level of fear.

Governments convince people to surrender their freedom using the gospel of fear. Fear based marketing is now the darling of the free market. You can get people to buy anything when you package fear in the product.

When people tell me I should be afraid, they either don't know what they are talking about, they are trying to control me with fear, or they want to sell me something as an antidote to the fearful world that they are trying to cultivate in my mind.

The battle lines on planet earth are now drawn, and it's time to decide whether you are going to run your own mind, or if you are going to let other people control the way you think.

If you decide to run your own mind, you will have to pump some serious mental iron. You will be going against the flow, and the world is not going to give up without a fight. The world really does want to control the way you think.

You will have to become proactive and assume full control of your mind and the thoughts you find there.

You will have to control what you allow into your mind.

You will have to reject the gospel of fear.

A positive mind is not an accident, and creating a positive mind involves discipline and hard work. Pumping positive mental iron is a life long task that is never over.

Is it hard? Yes.

Is it worth it? Absolutely. There is no other way to live your dreams and take control of your life.

Pumping positive mental iron is not a mystery. It is simply a series of positive actions you take every day to control the way you think.

Go to any fitness club and watch people pump iron. The gym has machines that tone all the major muscle groups in the body. Some machines focus on a cardio workout that increases cardiovascular fitness. Good gyms are arranged in a manner so that if you use all the machines, you will achieve a complete and balanced workout that results in fitness.

Most people don't have a program to achieve mental fitness. They have lots of mental flab, and their mental muscles are puny. Their mental endurance is extremely limited. They are mental wimps because they never pump mental iron.

If you want to control your thoughts and rule your mind, you will have to pump mental iron in a well-rounded mental work out every day.

What can you do to have a complete mental work out?

The Owner's Manual For Your Mind and The Programmer's Manual For Your Mind are a great place to start. Don't forget to read some positive self-talk from Maximum Strength Positive Thinking to start your day.

Pumping mental iron requires time and effort, but it's not really that hard. It mostly requires discipline so you set aside a specific time each day to fill your mind with good things.

I start out the day counting twenty blessings the instant I wake up. I follow that up with thanking God for twenty positive things He has done in my life.

On my way to work and on my way home after work, I listen to positive podcasts.

When I go for a hike I also pump mental iron by listening to Positive Thinking Radio.

Before I go to sleep at night, I review positive scriptures.

The Positive Thinking Network is changing the world one person at a time, one web page at a time, and one podcast at a time. Pay a visit to the hundreds of positive websites on the Positive Thinking Network and start pumping mental iron.

Don't be a mental wimp. Start pumping positive mental iron and discover there is no limit to how good your life can become.

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Positive Thinking Doctor

David J. Abbott M.D. is the Positive Thinking Doctor. He spent his career working as an eye surgeon in developing countries. Although Dr. Dave was trained to preserve and restore vision using surgery, he also wanted to fight inner blindness and restore inner vision teaching people how to look at the world through eyes of possibility and love. Dr. Dave has written twelve books that you need to have in your mind. He also created a Positive Thinking Network that is the home of positive thinking on the world wide web. People from one hundred ninety-six countries come to the Positive Thinking Network to find out everything they want to know about how to have a positive mind.

The Positive Channel

The best place to get your daily dose of positive thinking is The Positive Channel. Positive thoughts are just a click away. This is your opportunity to change the way you think and feel about who you are and what you can do with your life. If you want to change your life, you must first change the way you think. When you change the things you think about, the way you think about things changes. When you change the things you talk about, the way you talk about things changes. Your new life starts today when you start putting positive things into your mind.

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Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER TODAY WITH MAXIMUM STRENGTH POSITIVE THINKING. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is now available in ebook Format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. INVEST IN A NEW LIFE TODAY AND PUT MAXIMUM STRENGTH POSITIVE THINKING INTO YOUR MIND.

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Maximum Positive Thinking

Maximum Strength Positive Thinking - What to say when your mind talks to you. What to say when you talk to your mind.

Create Positive Self-Talk

How to create and use positive self-talk.

How To Be Great

I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person.

Make A Life

When I make a living, I focus on survival. When I make a life, I focus on my dreams. Seven principles help me make a life.

Change Who You Are

I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. When I change my mind, I change my life.

Owner's Manual For Your Mind

LEARN HOW TO MAKE A LIFE AND HOW TO RUN YOUR MIND . Don't timidly tiptoe through life waiting to go for your dreams. You have only one life. The clock is ticking, there are no timeouts, and there is nothing to wait for. Today is the only day you can make your dreams come true. Seize the day. The Owner's Manual for your mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. MAKE YOUR LIFE INTO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE TODAY.

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Positive Operating System

Positive thinking is the right type of thinking. It's the natural software for my mind.


My life is mine alone, and that is sufficient authority to grant me permission to live my dreams.

Resourceful Beliefs

I have the power to achieve excellence in at least one area of my life.

Potential Unlimited

I have never seen any handicap that made excellence impossible.

Who I Am

Whatever I accomplish, I accomplish it first in my mind. Whatever I become, I become it first in my mind.

Programmer's Manual For Your Mind

LEARN HOW TO PROGRAM YOUR MIND WITH A POSITIVE OPERATING SYSTEM. If you don’t program your mind, other people will. Whether you like it or not, you are engaged in mortal mental combat, and your mind is ground zero. If you let your culture, the media, the government, and politicians do the programming, you will be in real trouble. You will not be running your own mind. They will be running it. You will not be living your dreams. You will be living theirs.The Programmer's Manual for Your Mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. START REPROGRAMMING YOUR MIND TODAY.

Thoughts Expand

The only way for my dreams to come true is for them to expand from my thoughts.


Ambivalence is the mortal enemy of my dreams.

Practice Being Great

I will live as if I am a great person. I will practice being great each day of my life.

Thoughts Matter

Negative and limiting thoughts create a chemical imbalance in my brain and make me feel bad. Positive and unlimited thoughts restore the normal chemical balance, and I feel good once again.

Think On These Things

The formula for a positive mind, and the method for installing a Positive Operating System.

Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

LEARN HOW TO STOP DOING DEPRESSION AND HOW TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR A POSITIVE MIND. The challenge you face in depression is to change the way you think. If you want to change the way you think and feel, you are going to have to change your inner dialogue. You are going to have to talk to your mind in a different manner. The battle for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. In order to break the back of depression, you will have to learn how to persistently and consistently control your mental focus. Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. SEND DEPRESSION PACKING TODAY.

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Consistently Positive Mind

A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.

Getting Better

When will I get better? Improvement is only a thought away. The instant I think positive thoughts is when it happens.

Positive Expectations

I don't get what I want in life. I get what I expect. That's why Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you."

POS Version 1

When God created my mind, He designed it to run most efficiently using a Positive Operating System. Positive thinking is the natural software for my mind.

Bad Into Better

No amount to positive thinking will take something bad and turn it into something good. Nevertheless, positive thinking will turn it into something better.

Real Power: Maxingout On God's Love

LEARN HOW TO MAX OUT ON GOD'S LOVE. When your mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, your thoughts are healthy, and your mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When your heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, your emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be. Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. REAL POWER IS AVAILABLE TODAY WHEN YOU MAX OUT ON GOD'S LOVE.

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Opportunity Is A Shy Visitor

Opportunity hides in plain sight, and until I have a dream, I can't see the opportunities that are right in front of my eyes.

I Am Potential Unlimited

I am still writing the story of my life and can make it into anything I want.

No Limit How Good

There is no limit to how good my life can become when I put positive things into my mind.

Say Yes To Life

When I say yes to life, opportunities come so fast from so many different direction, it's impossible to take advantage of them all.

Dreams Come True

No matter what my age, I can still make my dreams come true. No matter how many times I have failed in the past, I can still make my dreams come true.

Positive Christian Self-Talk

GET IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." Jesus was talking about positive expectations. You don't get what you want, you get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. If you want positive self-talk to work its miracle in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. JUMP INTO GOD'S OCEAN OF LOVE AND HAVE A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE TODAY.

Positive Christian Self-Talk Blue Book


When my beliefs are right, my world is right. My beliefs are the single most liberating or limiting factor in my life.

Exceptional Beliefs

God placed dreams in my heart as a beacon that guides me through life. Those dreams get me up in the morning and carry me through the day. They keep me going when the going gets tough.

Meaning Of Life

My beliefs create my personal world and give my life its meaning. They create the world as I believe it to be. It's my unique reality and is the only world I will ever know. I created it and must live in it.

My Destination

My thoughts are important, because they determine where I go. My dreams don't happen by themselves. I must think and act them into existence.

A New Ending

A new beginning creates a new ending. I can change any area of my life. I am not a finished product. I am a work in progress.

Quantum Self-Talk

IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO MAKE A QUANTUM LEAP TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Repeat quantum self-talk until your mind repeats it back to you. The power of repetition is immense, and when your mind starts repeating quantum self-talk back to you, hang on tight, because you are ready to make a quantum leap to the next level. You have thousands of quantum leaps to make, and quantum self-talk is a great place to start. Quantum Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. DON'T WAIT FOR YOUR LIFE TO IMPROVE. MAKE A QUANTUM LEAP TO A NEW LEVEL TODAY.

Instant Change

I change my mind in an instant of time. At the moment of change there is a shift in my beliefs about who I am, and what I can do.

Power Of Positive Focus

Focus gives me powerful leverage over my mind. When I focus on a thought, it forces my mind to look in the direction of that thought.

Ready For Change

Change finally happens when I am ready to change. Change takes a long time, because I take so much time getting ready.

I Am Willing

Positive change isn't a matter of the will. Rather, it's a matter of being willing to do whatever it takes.

Change My Mind

Change first happens in my mind, and then it happens in my life. It's impossible to make a positive change without fist changing the way I think.

Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book

BANISH THE WORD IMPOSSIBLE FROM YOUR MIND. Many people believe change is impossible. Most of the time they are confusing personality with behavior. The basic human personality is relatively constant over time, but behavior can and does change. Personal change happens when people change the way they think. I have numerous patients formerly addicted to meth, cocaine, heroine, and alcohol, who escaped their addictions without ever going to rehab. They simply arrived at a point where they no longer wanted to be prisoners of their addictions. They changed their belief about who they are and what they can do, and they became a different person who was chemical free. Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK AND FEEL TODAY.

How Change Happens

Change happens when I think differently that I have always thought and act different than I have always acted. New thoughts and actions are necessary.

Endless Persistence

No matter how long it takes, or how many times I fail, I will make my dreams come true. I am an Unstoppable, Consistently Positive, Endlessly Persistent Doer of Dreams.

Do It Now

When should I start living as if my dreams are possible? Do it now.

Semper Fidelis

The small challenges of life are the training ground for the great ones. If I remain faithful in small things, I experience a tidal wave of success that carries me to destinations far beyond my early limited dreams.

No Reason To Wait

Today my life will count for something good.

Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

IT'S TIME TO START LIVING AS IF YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON. Living small serves no great purpose. Living as if you are a great person is a powerful idea that changes lives, and those who take it seriously change their world. Living as if you are great means you live as if your dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. You act as if you cannot fail. If you ever become great, it will be because you think great thoughts, repeat great self-talk, have great expectations, and act as if you cannot fail. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO START LIVING AS IF YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON.

Call To Action

Every time a negative thought enters my mind I take positive action to eliminate that thought.

Positive Action

When a negative thought pops into my mind, I repeat positive self-talk and push my inner voice in a positive direction and restore my positive perspective.

Failure Is Never Final

Failure is never final unless I quit. Failure is a test, and if I keep moving in the direction of my dreams, I pass the test

Pulling The Weeds

Positive thoughts are hard to capture and keep in my mind. They flash by at the speed of light and then they are gone.

I Build My Future

Great lives are guilt on great thoughts. I build my future thought by thought.

Positive Self-Talk Red Book

IMAGINE HOW GOOD YOUR LIFE WOULD BECOME IF YOU HAD A CONSISTENTLY POSITIVE MIND. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. The same is true of your self-talk. It must be persistent, positive, and specific to have maximum impact. Lack of persistentce has laid more dreams to rest in the cemetery of failure than any other cause. There is zero chance that you will succeed on your first attempt. If your dreams are great, you will fail again and again on your way to the top. Positive Self-Talk Red Book is now available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. DEVELOP A PERSISTENTLY POSITIVE FOCUS TODAY WITH POSITIVE SELF-TALK FROM DR. DAVE.

Change Who You Are

I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. What I put into my mind is important because it changes who I am.

Be Excellent

Excellence is the normal state of affairs in the human heart. God programmed excellence into my heart so that I would feel good when I live an excellent life.

Limiting Beliefs

Limitations do not come on tablets of stone from the hand of God. They are a choice, and I choose to not have any.


Limiting beliefs are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me. Limitations are plausible self-deceptions. They are prefabricated excuses for every failure to be what I want to be and to do what I want to do.

Good-Bye Limitations

Life is a laboratory for testing the limitations found in my mind. Although limitations appear real, appearances are deceiving. The only way to find out if they are real is to test them.

Positive Self-Talk Silver Book

LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF THE MIND. Your brain speaks to you in its own language, and if you speak to it in the same way, it immediately responds in a powerful fashion. That’s why change proceeds most rapidly when you talk to yourself using the language of the mind. If you don’t speak the language of the mind, you may as well stop talking until you learn it. Positive Self-Talk Silver Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. YOUR MIND IS WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU, SO SEND IT A POSITIVE MESSAGE TODAY.

Get A Fresh Start

In the world of forgiveness, what goes around comes around. The forgiveness that I send to others comes multiplied back to me.

Toxic Waste Management

Resentment is a form of mental toxic waste, and the most effective method of removing it is the opposite from what I would expect. Instead of fighting against it, I must let it go.

Fly Like An Eagle

Each negative thought weighs a psychological ton and carrying around a load of negativity is an unbearable burden.

Power Of Positive Focus

Four laws of focus give me the leverage I need to have a consistently positive mind.

Hijack My Mind

I repeat my positive thoughts until my mind repeats them back to me. I hijack my own mind and fly it to my own positive destination.

Positive Self-Talk Gold Book

LEARN HOW TO CONTROL THE STORM OF THOUGHTS BLOWING THROUGH YOUR MIND. Life consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that blow through your mind. The events of life can be trivial, tragic, and even monumental in nature, but the events themselves have little power. It’s the storm of thoughts about those events that controls our lives. Those thoughts are the battleground where you come to your agreement with life. Those thoughts define who you are and what you can do. Positive Self-Talk Gold Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. IT'S TIME TO MAKE A POSITIVE WIND BLOW THROUGH YOUR MIND WITH POSITIVE SELF-TALK FROM DR. DAVE.


Positive Newsletter

The Positive Newsletter is straight up positive thinking. Each newsletter contains at least one powerful idea that you need to put into your mind and make a part of your life. The newsletter is short and sweet so you won't have to waste valuable time trying to find the good stuff. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of your mind, and it's time to turn your life in a new direction. Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.

Positive Christian Newsletter

When it comes to newsletters, one size does not fit all. Some individuals want a newsletter with a Christian flavor, while others want one with a secular flavor. The Positive Christian Newsletter is for those who want to organize their lives around positive Christian principles. If you want to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with God's help, this newsletter is for you. It's time to jump into God's ocean of love and have a life transforming experience. For your entire life, you will sink or swim in God's ocean of love.

Save A Tree Bookstore

Although I like the feel of a paper book in my hand, I love trees even more. When people purchase an eBook, they actually save trees and save money as well. Ebooks are less expensive and have no negative impact on the environment. All of Dr. Dave's books are available at Save A Tree Bookstore. Visit the bookstore today and start putting good things into your mind. It's easy to fill your mind with positive things using eBooks. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can pull out your smart phone or tablet and start reading. You can even use electronic highlighters and make annotations in your eBooks just like paper books.