Question: It’s time for another New Year’s resolution.
Answer: Over the past year I’ve written a great deal about how the mindset we have means everything. For the coming year I resolve to hold a positive and productive mindset about everything and everyone. We’ve all heard that our minds are incredibly powerful. Undoubtedly we’ve seen numerous examples of how this impacts our lives and the lives of others – so we know it works. Our opportunity in the New Year is to commit to put this into practice.
If I encounter a health challenge of some sort, I will hold a positive and productive mindset to see myself as healthy and whole. I know that the power of my mind will enable my body to heal. A negative mindset will block the healing process.
If I face difficulties in my relationships I will hold a positive and productive mindset to bring about peace and harmony. When negative thoughts about another person creep into my mind, I will recognize them; release them, and replace them with positive thoughts.
Should I face financial difficulties I will hold a positive and productive mindset in order to find the right and perfect solution. This will give me insight into a window of creativity that will lead me to a state of abundance and prosperity. Negative thinking will constrict the creative flow that I need.
When I find myself in a funk I know that this can turn into frustration. I will hold a positive and productive mindset in order to become relaxed and refreshed. Frustration is pure negative energy and will prevent me from returning to a place of balance and order.
If I experience fear, I know that a positive and productive mindset will allow me to shine a light into the shadows and chase the fear away. Negativity and fear are twin siblings and I have no use for them.
I am solely responsible for my own thoughts and I accept the consequences of those thoughts. I know that positive thoughts produce positive results and negative thoughts produce negative results. Thus, I make the choice to hold a positive and productive mindset in order to live a happy and successful life. The equation is simple and straightforward.
Happy New Year!
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A good new year’s day message and words of guidance. Thanks
Lee, I admire your efforts and courage to take the time to write these helpful words of guidance and encouragement. In this post, I agree with the importance of its basic premise “keeping a positive and productive mindset.” However, for people and leaders to sustain this resolution…24 hours a day/7days a week/52 weeks a year…it will be difficult, if not impossible, without the help of a higher power.
I believe that to sustain this resolution, one will require the support and guidance of GOD and a relationship with Christ. Two quick favorites (there are 100’s more) help serve as an excellent guiding light and reassurance for me…
1. Galatians 5: 22-23 – “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self – control. There in no law against these things.”
2. Isaiah 41: 10 – “Fear not, for I am with you…”
I hope your new year resolution brings you great joy and success!