The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. Until you learn how to control your mental focus, you cannot win the battle for a positive mind. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
You can have a positive mind and a positive life once again. But to make that happen, you have to change your mental focus and change the way you think.
Wounded warriors and individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have had their lives changed in an instant of time.
Bad experiences have changed the way they think and feel impairing their ability to function in a positive manner.
Down deep inside, things are not right. Many people give in to the voice of despair allowing anxiety, fear, and negative thinking to rule.
But there is another option. You have the power to change your life in an instant by changing your mental focus and putting new thoughts in your mind.
This isn't about positive thinking; it's about different thinking. It's about new thoughts.
Anyone can change their mind in an instant of time. At the moment of change, there is a shift in your beliefs about who you are and what you can do with your life.
Change always occurs in an instant.
You changed your life in an instant when you learned to ride the bicycle.
There was an immediate shift in your beliefs when you successfully rode for the first time.
One moment you didn't believe that you could ride, and the next moment you believed you could.
Whatever changes you make always happen in an instant, and they happen first in your mind.
The size of the change is irrelevant. Whether changes are large or small, they still happen in an instant, and they happen first in your mind.
Wounded Warriors and individuals with PTSD have a lot of changes that they need to make in their mind, and they have the power to change their life in an instant. They need to change their mental focus and change the way they think.
When they look at the past, they need to change the way they think.
When they look at their physical injuries, they need to change the way they think.
When they look at their psychological challenges, they need to change the way they think.
When they look at the future, they need to change the way they think.
When they look at their impairment, they need to change the way they think.
They can make any change they want if they are willing to change the way they think.
Getting better is hard work, but just because it's hard does not mean it's impossible.
You are not helpless, and your life is not hopeless.
Anyone can change the way they think, and when they change the way they think, they change their life in an instant.
YOUR HEART IS YOUR HOME
The Bible says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Your heart is your home. It’s where you live in a world of swirling emotions.
Although your thoughts control your emotions, it’s your emotions that rule your world.
If you want to take charge of your life, you must control the storm of thoughts blowing through your heart and mind.
To a great extent, your emotions rule your life.
The Cardinal Law of The Heart is that feeling is believing.
You can tell when you really believe something because you feel it in your heart.
Whether that feeling and belief are correct or not is a completely different issue.
If you feel it, you believe it, and it controls your life.
Until you feel something in your heart, you don't really believe it, and it doesn't direct your life.
Your heart is your home, and you should feel comfortable there.
It should feel good to be at home with yourself.
If you don't feel good inside, you need to make some changes in the way you think so that you can change the way you feel.
Your heart is like a calculator that sums up everything in your life. After it adds everything up, it tells you how to feel.
When you feel bad, you need to change what you put into your mind so that things add up differently.
When you count your blessings, and fill your mind with good things, your heart adds everything up, and you feel great.
You must put good things into your mind if you want to feel good on the inside. There is no other way.
Although you can’t change your emotions directly, you can change them indirectly by changing how you think.
Your emotions are the direct result of your thoughts, and when you change the way you think, your emotions change as well.
The Bible says, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Personal transformation starts in your head and works its way down to your heart. Your new way of thinking transforms your heart and changes the way you feel.
ELIMINATING THE NEGATIVE DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY MAKE YOU POSITIVE
To become a positive person, you must put positive things into your mind. There is no other way to create a positive mind.
You can change the way you think and feel by changing what you say when you talk to your mind.
If you want to change the way you 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.
You must monitor your self-talk and make sure it's positive, and if it's not positive, you must change it.
This isn't optional. If you don't make your self-talk positive, there is no way you are going to win the battle of the mind.
The wheel of emotion always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind.
What you put into your mind is critical.
The only way to become a positive person is to put positive things into your mind.
You can make your mind as positive as you want if you are willing to put positive things into your mind.
People who have a genetic predisposition to mood disorders have an even greater need to fill their mind with positive things.
People who have an inner vulnerability predisposing them to depression need to be especially careful about what they allow in their mind. If they fill their mind with toxic waste, they will become depressed. For these people, the price of a positive mind is eternal vigilance. They must continually stand watch on the door of their mind to keep it from filling up with toxic waste.
They must become proactive and adopt a program in which they spend time each day putting positive things into their mind.
WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, YOU CHANGE YOUR CHEMISTRY
When you think negative and limiting thoughts for a long time, you create a chemical imbalance in your brain, and you feel bad.
When you think positive and unlimited thoughts for an extended period, you restore the normal chemical balance, and you feel good once again.
What you think about matters, because it determines the chemistry of your brain.
What you think about determines whether you have a positive or negative brain.
You are responsible for the chemistry of your brain.
When you choose your thoughts, you choose your brain chemistry. When you change your thoughts, you change your brain chemistry.
You are not the victim of your chemistry, you are it's creator.
When you get your thinking straightened out, your brain chemistry returns to normal.
Positive self-talk is an extremely powerful tool you can use to put good things into your mind to create a positive brain.
HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK?
How do you change the way you think? Three laws show you how to make it happen.
The Law of Positive Self-Talk states, "You change the way you think and feel by changing what you say when you talk to your mind."
If you want to change the way you 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 Law of Positive Direction states, "The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind." You actually push your mind in a positive direction by putting positive and healthy thoughts into your mind. If you put enough positive thoughts into your mind, you can actually create a positive brain.
Your life instantly improves the moment you start putting good things into your mind.
The simple act of reading these positive words turns the wheel of change in a positive direction, and every paragraph you read makes you into a more positive person.
The Law of Positive Focus states, "A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind."
The battle to control your emotions is fought on the battlefield of focus. In order to control your emotions, you will have to learn how to persistently and consistently control the focus of your mind.
These nine Power Graphics help you control your mental focus so you can win the battle for a positive mind.
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Emotions no more reflect the facts of life than shadows from the clouds control the sun that create them. The shadow of emotion must not control your life.
Ignore the feelings of life and focus on the facts.
What you focus on expands into your mind. Depression's negative focus causes negativity to expand into your life.
What you put into your mind affects the chemistry of your brain. When you put in positive things, you push the chemistry in a positive direction.
When your heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, your emotions are healthy, and your heart is exactly the way God means for it to be.
Positive thinking is the right type of thinking. It's the natural software for your mind and is the most efficent way to run your brain. It's the way God designed your mind to work.
Who you are now doesn't matter nearly so much as who you will become when the power of God's love rolls through your heart and mind and makes you into a new person with a new life.
The love you send to others comes multiplied back to you. The more you send to others, the better your life becomes.
The moment you assume command and control your mental focus, the battle against depression shifts in your favor.
What you put into your mind is important because it changes who you are. What others put in is equally important because it changes who you are as well.
You can't just throw out negative thoughts. They come right back like negative boomerangs. The only way to keep out negative thoughts is to put in something positive to take their place.
Either you control your mind, or it controls you. If your mind controls you, if it continually bombards you with chaotic racing thoughts that you don't want to think, if negative and twisted thoughts dominate your mind, then it's time to reestablish command and control. You need to take command of your mind and control the thoughts you find there. If you are trapped in deep depression you may need medication to reestablish command and control so that other types of therapy are effective. If you have a milder mood disorder, you may be able to reestablish command and control without using medication.
For most people, negative thinking is simply a sign of fatigue. Fatigue is normal; it isn't a pathological state, and it's a mistake to regard it as such. Fatigue makes cowards of everyone. When you are tired, your problems appear insurmountable. Although the horizon of life was clear only a few hours earlier, now mountains of difficulty suddenly loom into view. Your fears are now overwhelming. All of the hobgoblins of your subconscious mind dance merrily in front of your eyes.
The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. Until you learn how to control your mental focus, it will be extremely difficult to win the battle for a positive mind. Controlling your mental focus isn't that difficult. The hard part is controlling it persistently and consistently. If you are going to win the battle against depression, you will have to discover the power of positive focus and use every tool at your disposal to develop and maintain a positive mental focus.
The battle against depression is fought on the battlefield of focus. As long as you let depression do all the talking and control your mental focus, the battle is lost. It's impossible to win the battle until you go on the offensive and control the focus of your mind. If you are going to win the battle, you are going to have to discover the power of positive focus and use every tool at your disposal to develop and maintain a positive mental focus.
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