Your Thoughts – the main influencing factor in your life!

Did you know that? I’ll bet you didn’t. Like most of  us we assume others around us are our main influencers, or that the particular circumstances or conditions we find ourselves in are responsible for why we think or feel a certain way.

Nope. It’s you. All by your lonesome, you’re the one that decides how you’re going to feel about whatever it is! All the other things are just stimuli that your mind takes into consideration before it decides what to do or not do and how it is to be done.

Consider your thoughts in the form of a pill you take each morning. A success pill that then influences your thinking positively.

This imaginary pill is your reminder that its up to you. You, who is the main influence in your life. Let it work in your favor! It worked for Einstein, DaVinci, Disney, Shakespeare, Plato. I could go on and on but the point is obvious. You decide what you want and then you make it happen. You Do!

So go ahead, be all you can be … it’s a great feeling … Take the success pill, influence yourself to achieve, set yourself up for success, as Napoleon Hill said repeatedly “think and grow rich”. He knew what he was talking about. And if you haven’t read his book (of the same title), go get it and read it from cover to cover. It’s one of the top selling books, ever, on the planet, so he definitely must have known what he was talking about.

Go for it, influence yourself to success. You’re in charge and you make it happen. a) because you believe you can and b) because you put those positive thoughts into action c) because you don’t give up (Don’t forget about Edison and his failures before his final breakthrough with the lightbulb).

Just 3 things to remember, you can do it. You know you can!

Have a great day today,


21 thoughts on “Your Thoughts – the main influencing factor in your life!

  1. Nice post.
    I am doing better than good because I love the unlovable, give hope to the hopeless,
    friendship to the friendless, and encouragement to the discouraged.
    I am doing better than good because I can look back in forgiveness, forward in hope,
    down in compassion, and up with gratitude.
    I am doing better than good because I am secure in who and whose I am,
    So I am at peace with God and in fellowship with man.

  2. Great post Penny – it is very hard though to take those first few steps in taking control of your life and actually realise “I’m in charge here”
    I choose to be miserable
    I choose to complain
    I choose to let things happen to me and then hold grudges.
    And to succeed you have to be willing to fail, because only then do you learn the lessons and make the real effort that brings success.

    • Hi Frank, your words are so true here. Funny thing about failure, for some it’s the beginning of the end, for others it’s a useful bottom rung on the stairway to getting things right. And as always it boils down to a person’s attitude, doesn’t it! Thanks for your comment. You’re right on with it.

  3. While we are ultimately responsible for our future, it is easy to forget genetics/environmental factors/socioeconomic status etc in where we can go and how quickly.
    Take top soccer players for example – nearly all the best have been poor to dirt poor as kids – that may give them the hunger that a kid with all the tools at his disposal lacks, to be hugely successful. That is just one aspect of course but hopefully I’ve illustrated the point?
    Napoleon Hill’s book is great, granted, BUT, only Napoleon could have done what he did with the knowledge of his book if you know what I mean?

    • Hi, thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. Yes, of course you are correct. All valid points. However I for one am very grateful for Hill’s book for clarification purposes with reference to my own feelings of things. His book augments, for some, the ability to see oneself a little clearer while reading his words of wisdom. A wisdom we each much learn for ourselves, as you so rightly pointed out! Thank you for your insights, I do appreciate and agree with you. 🙂

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