Everything starts with your mind. How you react to external circumstances and how you manage your feelings determine the kind of life that you’ll live.
A thought will sooner or later be expressed outwards by an action and that action will bring the equivalent result back in your life. This is how important your thoughts are. They determine the quality of an action that you’ll take and then the quality of results that you’ll get back.
Now how exactly can one have good quality thoughts? It depends on the character and attitude of each person, in other words, the state of mind that each person has.
Your thoughts are correlated to your state of mind, they are an effect in other words of your current state. You do not think thoughts but they come to you. Thoughts are a form of energy and you are a magnet of energy. The higher your energy, the higher the quality of thoughts that are being attracted to you.
The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind
Habits determine your state of mind, physical and mental ones and habits are acquired either consciously or unconsciously. The majority of people acquire their habits unconsciously by letting their environment influence their state of mind.
One who has control over his mind and has master his self on some level, can consciously choose habits that are aligned to the ideal character that they want to become because again, your character is what determines your life circumstances.
In order to outgrow your environment you first have to become aware that you are a product of it. The things and people that you surround yourself with the most are part of your environment. The content that you are consuming are also a part of your environment and anything that has an impact in your state of mind.
There is a powerful force that surrounds everyone and everything and Napoleon Hill refers to that force in his book Outwitting the devil as the “Law of Hypnotic rhythm”.
This Law is what brings in your environment what resonates with your energy, your state of mind. If you dwell on negativity, more negative things will be drawn to you, and vice versa.
After a period of time, you put yourself in a momentum of the equivalent energy and then it becomes difficult for you to break out of that cycle. In other words, your dominating thoughts become hardwired habits and influence your character and your life. No one can escape this force.
The best thing that you can do is put yourself in a momentum of positivity, of success. This is how important habits are. Physical and mental ones.
Negative people draw negative people to them. Positive people draw positive people to them. You cannot hang out with broke people who have no goals, no ambitions and no drive and expect to be successful for example. Their habits, mindset, behaviors, attitudes, thoughts, actions and energy will pull you down on their level.
This is why it’s important to surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you so you can level up. You are the average of your inner circle.
Take a look at a group of friends. Their characters and way of thinking are very similar to each other. Now take a look at your circle and think if this is the kind of person that you want to be like for the rest of your life.
If not then you have to reevaluate your relationships. Friendly relationships, romantic relationships, business relationships, etc. Your network is your net worth.
Your network is your net worth
Bottom line is, your environment has a direct influence on your character, and your character determines the results that you get in life. Outgrow your environment by owning your mind and then see wonders happen.
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