Best “Thought Management” Quotations
Our thoughts, consciously repeated & refined, can
* influence our feelings, conscious & unconscious, and
* sculpt our mental images, what we believe and want.
Those feelings push us and images pull us towards our destiny.
This summarizes the power of consciously managed thoughts and how they can take us to our desired destination. Below are some famous quotations which tend to support this conclusion.
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones,
you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson.
“You start taking control of your results when you start taking care of your thoughts.” – Daren Handy
“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” – Horace, Roman Poet, 65 BC-8 BC
A warning from history about what happens if we just drift through life.
“What worries you, masters you.” – John Locke, English Philospher, 1632-1704
“Seeing yourself as you want to be
is the key to personal growth.” – Anonymous
You must start thinking about the details of what you like and want if you ever hope to move towards them. Otherwise you’ll just drift through life.
“The secret of successful living is to build up the mental equivalent that you want; and to get rid of, to expunge, the mental equivalent that you do not want. p.7
You build in the mental equivalents by thinking quietly, constantly, and persistently of the kind of thing you want, and by thinking that has two qualities: clearness or definiteness, and interest. p.8″ – Emmet Fox, The Mental Equivalent, p.7-8.
To create anything in your life think about it a great deal with clarity and warmth of feeling.
“Do not strain to get your ideas clear. If you have a pair of field glasses and you look at something and want the focus clearer, you slowly turn the wheel until the focus is clear. Getting your mental equivalent may take you a week or a year. Charge it with interest, like an electric charge, or it is dead.” – Emmet Fox, The Mental Equivalent, p.18.
“Spend more time each day thinking
about what you want rather than what you do not want.” – John R Price in The Abundance Book, p.60
A basic and practical suggestion.
“You always demonstrate what you habitually have in your mind. …
So examine your conditions and see what you are demonstrating.” – Emmet Fox, The Mental Equivalent, p.21.
Try out your ideas scientifically and judge only by the results.
“Very little is needed to make a happy life.
It’s all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius, Stoic philosopher & Roman Emperor, 121-180 AD.
“What you think about comes about.” – Mark Hansen
This is the theme of thought-management.com. I.e., what you repeatedly think about, with clarity & feeling, comes about.
“As within, so without.“ – Hermes Trismegistus, purported author of ancient Egyptian-Greek occult wisdom texts.
You experience in the outer what you really think in the inner. Whatever happens on any level of reality (physical, emotional, or mental) also happens on every other level.
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill.
The theme of Napoleon Hill’s famous book Think and Grow Rich: The Classic Edition.
“As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” – James Allen
James Allen tells us to “keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought.” As A Man Thinketh by James Allen is a good, short, practical, free booklet http://jamesallen.wwwhubs.com/think.htm on how to manage your thoughts.
“We do not attract what we want.
We attract what we feel.“ Ralph Smart
Thoughts lead to feelings lead to actions … then back & forth repeatedly in a feedback loop. If we strive to have clear thoughts with deep feelings this automatically leads to right actions.
AIDA – attention, interest, desire, action. This is the sequence advertisers use to get the results they want from buyers.
“This day … I view the world of effect as it truly is …
simply an outpicturing of my former beliefs.” – John R Price in The Abundance Book, p.28
Price asserts on p.20 that naturally pouring forth from our inner being is creative Mind energy whose “plastic quality allows it to be impressed by the tone and shape of your dominant beliefs.” That creative energy (expressed through thoughts, feelings, choices, words & actions) flows through our consciousness to eventually appear as the outward objects & conditions we perceive.
Another way to word the first idea:
This day I recognize the world of effect for what it truly is … simply the natural denouement of my previous thoughts, feelings, choices, words & actions. Each one, no matter how small, ends up on the balance scales of life.
“All we are is the result of what we have thought:
it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts.“ – Buddha