Outward appearances are deceiving, so don't be too quick to judge.
Take caterpillars, for instance. Some caterpillars are a thing of beauty, but most of them aren't much to look at. They crawl around like colored worms, they eat leaves for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and they have the personality of a sea slug. How many people have invited you over to look at their caterpillar collection? Few to none, I'll bet. When God passed out good looks, he apparently skipped the caterpillars.
After caterpillars mature, they spin a silken chrysalis around their plump body, and they go into what seems like hibernation. In the chrysalis stage, they're not much to look at either. A chrysalis may represent outstanding engineering, but as a thing of beauty it's an abject failure. Their chrysalis condo is simply their crash pad while God works the wonders of metamorphosis.
When the butterfly finally emerges from the chrysalis, a miracle has happened. The former ugly duckling is now a thing of beauty. Colors splash across its wings, and the former slug like plant eater now enjoys the freedom of flight. It spends the rest of its days flying from flower to flower sucking up the nectar of life.
Everybody likes butterflies. These delicate flying palates of color remind us how much God loves beautiful things. God didn't have to make them beautiful. He could have made them look like flying slugs; just attach drab wings to a caterpillar's body, and the job is done.
Perhaps God made butterflies to teach us lessons about life and make us more tolerant and less judgmental. We are all a work in progress and although were not butterflies yet, we can't become butterflies without first being caterpillars. We've got to eat a lot of leaves and do a lot of growing before we blossom into our final state. Just as you can't judge a book by its cover, you can't judge a caterpillar by its color. The caterpillar might not look like much now, but when God gets done with it, it will become a creature of splendor.
Judging people harshly in their caterpillar stage is a big mistake. They are a work in progress, and what you see is not the finished product. Right now, a person may not look like much, but when God finishes working his miracle, a new person painted by God's palette of love will emerge in awesome beauty.
Don't be quick to judge yourself in a harsh manner; you also are a work in progress. Your caterpillar stage might not seem like fun, but God knows what He is doing. You have to be a caterpillar before you can become a butterfly; there is no other way. God is working behind the scenes, taking care of the details, and things are going to work out.
God has a dream for your life that is better than you can imagine. When you get into agreement with His plan, there's no limit to how good your life can become.
There's a butterfly somewhere inside you that's waiting to come out, and with God's help, it won't be long before you are soaring on the updrafts of his love.
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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.
I will live as if I am a great person. I will practice being great each day of my life.
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.
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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.
I have the power to achieve excellence in at least one area of my life.
I have never seen any handicap that made excellence impossible.
Whatever I accomplish, I accomplish it first in my mind. Whatever I become, I become it first in my mind.
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I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person.
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.
I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. When I change my mind, I change my life.
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A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
When will I get better? Improvement is only a thought away. The instant I think positive thoughts is when it happens.
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."
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.
No amount to positive thinking will take something bad and turn it into something good. Nevertheless, positive thinking will turn it into something better.
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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 still writing the story of my life and can make it into anything I want.
There is no limit to how good my life can become when I put positive things into my mind.
When I say yes to life, opportunities come so fast from so many different direction, it's impossible to take advantage of them all.
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.
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When my beliefs are right, my world is right. My beliefs are the single most liberating or limiting factor in my life.
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.
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 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 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.
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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.
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.
Change finally happens when I am ready to change. Change takes a long time, because I take so much time getting ready.
Positive change isn't a matter of the will. Rather, it's a matter of being willing to do whatever it takes.
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.
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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.
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.
When should I start living as if my dreams are possible? Do it now.
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.
Today my life will count for something good.
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Every time a negative thought enters my mind I take positive action to eliminate that thought.
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 unless I quit. Failure is a test, and if I keep moving in the direction of my dreams, I pass the test
Positive thoughts are hard to capture and keep in my mind. They flash by at the speed of light and then they are gone.
Great lives are guilt on great thoughts. I build my future thought by thought.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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In the world of forgiveness, what goes around comes around. The forgiveness that I send to others comes multiplied back to me.
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.
Each negative thought weighs a psychological ton and carrying around a load of negativity is an unbearable burden.
Four laws of focus give me the leverage I need to have a consistently positive 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.
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