A. Grace Martin

Author, Student Teacher, Optimist and Promoter of Self-Empowerment

You are that which you think

The mind is a powerful entity, subject to much discussion by the great philosophers. What we can all conclude, however, is that our mindset influences how we interpret our surroundings. The thoughts that we think become ingrained beliefs within our psyche. Those beliefs will either encourage or sabotage your experiences.

Have you ever "waited for the other shoe to drop" and of course it does?

Have you ever tried so hard to achieve something, jumped over every hurdle, experimented with different approaches, and finally succeeded?

If you believe that something is possible, and stick to it with pure faith, it will most certainly reward you with success.

How do I think positively?

Start like Louise Hay did and use affirmations. An affirmation is a saying that you mentally repeat over and over again.

"I accept myself as powerful."
"I accept myself as powerful."
"I Accept myself as Powerful."
"I Accept Myself as Powerful!"

Never Give Up

All of the greats who went before you were faced with challenges that they met and overcame. Keep faith that you are powerful and continue pursuing your goals.


Change your thoughts.

You become that which you think of.

Think positive thoughts.

Decide that you are meant for more than a 9 to 5. 

Know that you are perfect.

Say YES to your potential.

You ARE becoming better and better every day.

You are WORTH the time.

You are CAPABLE of anything that you set your mind to.

You become what you think about.

I think, therefore I am.

--Rene Descartes

The human mind, in my opinion, is the next great frontier of scientific discovery. This mind is full of creative potential. When we understand the workings of our subconscious and conscious minds, we control the circumstances in our lives. 

Carl Jung said "until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." What did he mean by this? Clearly he believed that the unconscious routines and underlying beliefs of a person rule their lives if they are unaware of them. AWARENESS = UNDERSTANDING = CHANGE. Once we become conscious or aware of our beliefs, we begin to understand how they either limit or enhance our experiences. 

For example, if you believe that you are worthless, you will make instinctual decisions that will lead to a worthless role in life. If you believe that you are an amazing [fill in the blank] and you are determined to follow that dream, then your beliefs will support that goal. If you become aware of limiting beliefs, understand how they effect you, and decide to do something differently, change will come about.

Napoleon Hill said, "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." If you set your mind in a positive direction then your life will unfold in numerous positive ways.

What do you want from you life?

Do you want to go to a job that you hate? If you are not where you want to be, it has everything to do with the fact that you are not making sacrifices to get there. You need to TRY!

Please. Don't take your great ideas to the graveyard with you.

Become something significant. 

David Thoreau's quote of living truthfully came from a mindset of positive thinking. Do you think that he would have discovered all that he did without the use of his mind? Would he have been driven to seek truth if he did not think that his life mattered? You see, self-doubt pervades the human consciousness like a disease. It is only through releasing our ego that we begin to unveil the meaning of our existence.

I believe that the world does not owe you anything. You owe something to the world. Only when you give out love and support to others will you receive success back ten-fold.