DECLARATION 5: "I observe my thoughts and entertain only those that empower me."
According to Harv:
A "financial thermostat" is your money blueprint. What is your financial thermostat set to? Are you happy where you are? Would you like to raise the temperature a little? Or would you like to find the boiling point?! T. Harv Eker teaches that "the only way to change your level of financial success permanently is to reset your financial thermostat." As discussed before, your income will only grow to the extent you do. Isn't it exciting to know that the temperature may be changed? One of the first steps, and a key element, is awareness. You must become aware of your entire financial situation...current status, how you got there, and why you may still be there. Put yourself under a microscope. What do you see? You are "ruled by" your past programming. Once you become conscious of this, you can see your programming for what it is. At this point, you can choose rather than respond. You may release any belief not conducive to your wealth or growth and replace it with something empowering to your success and well-being. You are then able to choose your thoughts wisely and carefully. "Nothing has meaning except for the meaning you give it," repeats Harv. You need to adopt rich and empowering beliefs, reprogram your mind, and allow this to be your new instinctive action/reaction.
A Book in Time's Commentary:
Professionally: In my career, I have learned that the more I am aware of my thoughts and only focus on what's helpful, productive, or useful, the more my mind opens up to solutions, opportunities, and possibilities. Rather than limiting my options to a desk job or undesirable "boxed" position, I opened my mind to a new world of opportunities and intriguing possibilities. I chose an office space without walls and continue only to entertain fruitful ambitions geared toward growth and success.
Personally: I have allowed myself to become aware of my own thoughts and discovered how many were negative, critical, or based upon some form of fear...time constraints, circumstances, other people, etc. When I realized how many things or people had the authority to live rent-free in my mind, I ceased and assisted in kicking out all the unwanted tenants and replaced them with chosen, encouraging, success-based, and hope-filled thoughts.
Spiritually: Our minds are in constant motion. If they are programmed to default to negativity, our fruits will align with a pessimistic and constraining environment. But if we capture these thoughts and replace them with an empowering substitute, the cells in our bodies become positively energized, and we can favorably impact the people we encounter. Our energy is infectious, whether positive or negative, so we must choose the enlightened path. Be deliberate and spread love and positive energy to those around you daily.
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