Change How You Think About It

Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Thursday, November 8, 2001


If you want to change something in your life you first have to change what you think about it. Shifting your thoughts is the first step in creating change.

If you dislike your job, shift how you think about it. Start viewing it as a stepping-stone to get to where you want to go. Re-frame your concept of what your job is and how you see yourself in your job. Your job isn't going to change. However, once your thinking shifts you may see that you will change how you feel about your job. This will create a ripple effect and opportunities that you were not able to see before will begin to appear.

Change starts between your ears. How you think and what you think is crucial to what you create in your external world. Your thoughts are what create your perception and perception is reality.

Don't try to change other people. As hard as it is to make changes in ourselves why would we ever think we can change other people? If you want to create change within yourself and your environment, change your thinking. Your thoughts are your life. Change your thoughts and your life will change. And what is amazing about this process is that once you begin to change, the people around you and your environment will begin to react to your change. Your thoughts will create a shift that will be felt by everything and everyone around you. You will be surprised that people will begin to react to you differently because you have begun to think differently about yourself and how you respond to the world around you.


Thoughts are powerful. What we think is who we are. We cannot afford random or negative thoughts. Our thoughts create our world. Be vigilant about what you think. Pay attention to what you are thinking. If you want to change your life, change what you are thinking.

This isn't about just having positive thoughts. Positive thoughts are wonderful, but it takes more than positive thinking to create the life we want. Go beyond positive thought to intentional thought. Train yourself to see the possibilities in every opportunity. Be vigilant about eradicating negative and dis-empowering thoughts from your thinking. Become aware of everything you think and when negative thoughts slip in, say to yourself, "Cancel, Cancel."

Where in your life do you need to shift your thinking to create the change you want?

Daily Success Formula

Change + Thinking + Awareness = Life changing activities


"A moment's thinking is an hour in words." Thomas Hood

"All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it." Charles Fillmore

"An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think." George Hegel

"There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind as to what you cannot do. Don't think you cannot. Think you can." Darwin P. Kingsley
Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee


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