If you speak to most successful people who are wealthy and appear to have a charmed life, the one thing that they all have in common is the way they think. In the words of Buddha, “All that we are arises with our thoughts.” In other words, you cannot obtain wealth and prosperity if you are thinking like a poor person…that’s the bottom line.
Our own image of ourselves has the power to catapult us to incredible success or keep us trapped in an unfulfilled life with constant stress and turmoil. It’s a tough pill for many people to swallow, but we are responsible for everything that happens to us in our lives. Whether we like it or not, that is just the way it is. You can try to fight me on this but you are only fighting yourself.
I know you might be thinking, “Well, how can I control if someone runs their car into the back of mine?” or “How is it my fault that this person treated me like garbage?” Unfortunately whether we intend to or not, in our actions we invite every event that occurs into our lives, whether they are good or bad. You may have left the house five minutes later than normal to put yourself in traffic at that time to have another car hit you. You may be surrounding yourself with people who are creating negative circumstances to occur. In addition to this, it is our perception of these events and actions (or reactions in some cases) to them that will determine our end results. A minor car accident could lead you to a golden opportunity and if you are around negative people you can simply begin to stay away from them. We don’t have to make this difficult. Just relax, open your eyes and pay attention to what’s going on around you.
See more from Randy Rosado’s post, “Success and Prosperity are Only in Your Mind”