Something To Think About

by Zig Ziglar on June 25, 2011 | Articles

You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind; you can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind. Think about it in this light: Your input determines your outlook. Your outlook determines your output, and your output determines your future.

Consider: You are where you are in your financial, family, mental, social and physical life because of the thought process which has been yours throughout your life. If you want to change what you are and where you are, then the thought process must change. If your thinking does not change—and in many cases, significantly–your life and lifestyle will not change, unless the change is for the worse, because the only way to “coast” through life is downhill.

One of the favorite quotes used in Alcoholics Anonymous is that insanity is believing that you can keep on doing what you’ve been doing and somehow get different results. We can paraphrase that and say that insanity is believing that if you keep on thinking what you’ve been thinking, you will somehow get different results. Tie those two together—your thinking determines your actions and your actions determine your results. So, if you want different results and a change in life, change your thinking. To change your thinking, change the input into your mind.

My research reveals that, regardless of what you do and where you live, we all want to be happy, healthy, reasonably prosperous, secure, and to have friends, peace of mind, good family relationships and hope. Now, if we really want those things, then on a regular basis we need to be reading, planting, thinking, hearing and viewing materials for our minds that produce happy, healthy, prosperous, etc., thoughts. Think about it. Change the input and you’ll change your life, which means I really will SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

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Zig Ziglar is a popular American motivational speaker and self help author. He came from humble beginnings to be an expert sales person, best selling author, and highly sought after public speaker.

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