I’ve written in the past about how your mind is so important when it comes to increasing your happiness power. So many of the great thinkers over the centuries have pointed out that what we believe gets manifested in our lives.
If you think you’re unhappy, you are unhappy. If you think you’re happy you are happy.
Thoughts Are Powerful
The thoughts we have each day exert tremendous influence on our lives. When you find yourself thinking negative thoughts gently move your mind to something positive. It might be remembering a smile you got from a friend. Or maybe it’s a memory of a wonderful vacation. It could be a childhood memory.
If you can’t think of a happy memory, you can move your positive thoughts to the great things you have in your life now. Even if you think you can’t be happy about something today, ask yourself, “What could I be happy about if I wanted to be happy.”
The more you move your thoughts to things that make you happier, the more your happiness power grows.
Recently I was again reading Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich and when I got to the poem below, I thought about how it applies to happiness along with other areas of our lives.
Not much is known about the poet, Walter D. Wintle, other than that he lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. According to the Wikipedia entry, “The exact date of the first, original publication of “Thinking” is unknown.”
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!
–Walter D. Wintle
Start thinking positively about building your happiness power!