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The Voices In My Head…

Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Life…

How many times have we been somewhere that we should have been paying attention but could care less about whatever it was that was being talked about. Picture being in history class and the teacher giving a lecture on how the constitution was put together and you could literally care less about what they were saying. Possibly you have been sitting in a meeting at work and your boss was talking about things that they could have definitely emailed to you. Sure you have, we all have, but the question is what is going on in our heads, in these mind wondering moments. Usually, it consists of that to do list that we all have tucked away in our head, groceries list, doctors’ appointments, or some dumb work meeting you have to attend. Whatever your thoughts may be, the key to success in life is becoming aware of these thoughts and understanding that you yourself are in control of them. Once you begin to control these thoughts, you will begin to control your life.

Every human being walking the planet today has an internal “Voice” within their head that drives and directs them into becoming the person that they have become in this present moment. This “Voice” has been given many different names throughout creation. Some call it a conscious. Some say it’s their intuition. Others attribute this “Voice” to being God. It’s not so much important to me what you call it, my concern is that you become aware of it, “The Voice”. This “Voice” is what determines the outcome of our lives. Let’s think about it, we all have seen a cartoon before where the cartoon character has a decision to make. Then the next thing you know, …..poof!!! On each shoulder something we would attribute to being an angel and a devil. So the character then has a choice to make, which side will he choose and that decision usually determines how the rest of the cartoon will play out rather good or bad for that character. We are that character in the cartoon and the angel and devil that we see sitting on the shoulder is the “Voice” we hear in our head. I like to think about it like we all have a good side and a bad side. The side that wins depends on which one we feed the most but in order to gain control over which side we feed the most, we must first become aware that this “Voice” exist.

Humor me for a moment. Close your eyes (I promise no one’s looking). Close your eyes and your mouth and say the word “Awesome” (because that’s what you are). Without actually saying the word out loud say the word “Awesome”. Did you do it? If you did you probably heard yourself saying the word “Awesome” but there was no sound that actually came out of your mouth. So how is it that you heard it? What “Voice” was it that said this if you did not open your mouth. This “Voice” that you heard is “The Voice”. This is the “Voice” that is within each and every one of us no matter your gender, race, or financial status. We all have access to this “Voice”. It’s the one thing we have in this world that is not a respecter of person. Once you become aware of this “Voice” and become aware that you are in control of it, you will then be on your way to taking control of your life. Now that you are aware of this “Voice” you can now decide what sort of information it is that you will feed it. It’s quite simple, the more negative things you put into your mind the more negative things the “Voice” will say to you. The same goes for the positive, the more positive things you feed into your mind the more positive things the “Voice” will say to you.

Now that you have become aware of the “Voice” you now can begin to control your life. Think about a past memory from your childhood, a happy time. See yourself there, what you were wearing, also how this memory makes you feel. Can you see it? Good. Now, think about your future self, maybe 10 years from now, think of this future self if you could have things exactly the way you would have them. What job will you have? How much money will the job pay? Will you be married with kids? Whatever it is you see make sure you think “BIG”. This thought that you have of yourself 10 years from now is just as real as the memory from your past, just not as reality but as a thought. We must begin to think of our thoughts as things and these things become the reality that we eventually see. So, begin now to embrace this thought of your future self, and begin to become that person RIGHT NOW. Start with making a tangible plan that you can follow RIGHT NOW in order to become that person you see in the future. Begin to dress the way that you want to dress in the future, RIGHT NOW!!! Start to possess the qualities of that future person you see, RIGHT NOW. Maybe you want to be married, think about the qualities you want to have as a spouse, and begin to act on those qualities, RIGHT NOW!!! If you begin to do these things RIGHT NOW and continue this way of thinking, day in and day out, these things you see for your future self will become your reality quicker than you think. This same formula, I myself began to practice around 4 years ago and now the life that I saw back then, is now the reality I am living in today.

So, the moral of the story is, we really can become whatever it is we want, but first we must realize this as fact. We must begin to direct our thoughts and direct them in a positive direction. If we don’t, these thoughts will begin to direct themselves, and usually, that direction will be on a road that we more than likely do not wish to travel. We must first visualize the person who it is we want to become and begin to build upon that thought. Throughout this journey of mine, there have been many different resources that I have used along the way, books, movies, people, etc.… One of these people has been rapper KRS One. If you’re not familiar its ok but check out this short video below…

 

 

 

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