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Seeds and fruit of thought
Notes from “ As a Man Thinketh”
When you are ready to take responsibility and control of your life, one good place to start is by reading James Allen’s ‘As A Man Thinketh’.
In it he reminds us that;
We are what we think.
Our character is made up of our thoughts.
Thoughts lead to actions. And action lead to outcomes that are either positive or negative. So with our thoughts we can control our outcomes.
“A noble and Godlike character is not a think of chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking.” - James Allen
We can choose our thoughts , mold our Character, and by doing so make and shape our condition, environment, and destiny.
He explains that this is a process of examining the outcomes that grow out of the seeds of our thoughts. Then altering those thoughts so they produce better outcomes.
⭐️ As an example:
I used to think that posting my artwork on instagram was all I needed to do and the right people would find me. And offer me my dream job. Let’s call this “Wait for an offer thinking.”
After examining how successful illustrators work I changed my thinking to model them.
The new thinking being. I need to build a body of work that demonstrates what I can offer then get in touch with people who hire illustrators and show them that work. Let’s call this “show them what you have to offer thinking”
It’s a subtle shift in thinking took two years to go from seed to fruit. But with the right seeds, the fruit is certain.