One Simple Thing You Must Know to Change Your Life

One Simple Thing You Must Know to Change Your Life


Do you want to know the one simple thing you must know to change your life?  The simple principle on which I base any and all habit changes and on which this blog is founded upon?   Here’s a hint: it begins with your mind.

The two topics I discuss which get the most email response are when I write about being overweight or the power of positive thinking.  I was going back through email responses to some archived posts and found an interesting pattern-every single email arguing against the law of attraction came from self-professed “realists” (the word I used to describe myself when I was a more negative thinker) who had never tried to implement the principle.  On the other hand, those who emailed to express their belief in the power of positive thinking were former negative thinkers who had used the principle to change.

It seems that any time I express my belief that you can alter the course of your life by simply changing the way you think, people come out of the woodwork to debate me-or should I say negative people come out of the woodwork to debate.

Change begins at the moment you change your thinking. 

I am a people watcher as many of you know.  I watch successful people and I pay attention to their life habits.  I also watch less successful people and I pay attention to their life habits.  It was this type of comparison thinking that led me to change my thinking about 2 years ago.  I determined that I was not pleased with the results I was getting and decided to change my daily habits to mirror those of successful people.  To that point my habits were not producing the results I wanted and I recognized that I needed to make changes.

I began by making my bed every morning.  I began watching the foods I put in my body.  I started exercising a little.  I started to read a bit more.  I eliminated television from my life.  I started this blog.  I completely restructured my daily habits and slowly but surely my life began to change.  It wasn’t easy, but it happened.  nj7373-433a-i1-0

If you are not happy with what you are getting from life, then maybe it is time for a mental revolution?!  Maybe it is time for you to take back some control of your life.  Maybe it is time for you to take a serious look at the destructive force that is your own thinking.  Change happens in a split second at the moment you realize you can no longer continue as you are and something new is required.

Call it the law of attraction or the power of positive thinking or whatever you want to call it-I call it the truth.  Know this my friend-if you leave your life to the roll of the dice, your life will be unpredictable and random.


26 thoughts on “One Simple Thing You Must Know to Change Your Life

  1. Both of those subjects are close to me because when I was ready… I say when, because a certain book came my way probably eleven years ago at the very moment It was needed, the very day I decided cynical me wasn’t working and had to go. Who’d have thought a died in the wool realist would even read such a thing. I can honestly say it is the only such book I have, or will ever read, but what it contained altered my life, saved me. Enough of that I don’t talk about it, I travel gratefully forward. And weight loss is reshaping the rest of my life, i may add, for life. Time to gather self control, health and fitness to hopefully have the best crack of my time here in the best shape. Two months in and all is progressing well a pound at a time.

  2. I love this post. We can continue to change, grow For the rest of our lives. Recognize that some things are out of our control, and decide how to react (or not react) to those situations. There are many books and teachers that have helped me along the way. For me, when I decided what I wanted my personal legend to be, I began to continually move in that direction. I also keep in mind, that growth, change, life is never a linear road and its rarely smooth. Helps me keep perspective. 🙂

  3. The Power of Positive Thinking !!! Gratitude and saying thank you has got me through a very serious car accident (traumatic brain injury i.e. coma) paralysis on my left side. The loss of my very sweet Sean Patrick #2 son, when I was 24 but went on to have 3 more amazing children, 3 boys and 1 girl <3. We have lost our home, we have lost our business, but we still have an amazing 40 year love story going (37 of those years married). I try to only think of all the value in the lessons that I have learned from life. I feel very lucky and blessed to have withstood them together with my wonderful husband. "Fate whisper's to the warrior, You cannot withstand the storm. The warrior whisper's back, I am the storm !!!" Blessings Dray <3

  4. I’m totally into it. I don’t tell people IRL about how into it I am, because I prejudge their perception. I think, well I’m not rich in $$ which is what everyone wants, so they won’t believe me that I’ve used the Law of Attraction to get what I want in life. But there are many things that are way more important to me than $$ and those are the things that I have focused on that I feel were then manifested in my reality. Some examples: a great relationship with my husband, good health, good schools for my kids, and then also some more trivial material items like a cabinet or a computer that I have gotten for free or very cheap.

    Good stuff. Thanks for this post.

  5. Nice post. Positive thinking is important, but I don’t think everyone can just do it unless they become aware of the reason for the negative in the first place. They need to be conscious of their thoughts and realize that they are the observer and not the creator.

    1. Let me ask you a question: How can you be aware of the reasons behind a problem before you become aware of the problem itself? Isn’t the first step in change acknowledging the problem?

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