For today’s blog I’m going to highlight an excerpt from this month’s BOM that discusses A Peaceful Mind and how it can generate power. As I continue the focus on keeping healthy as an entrepreneur, I will give you one of the advice use in the book “The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.”
In chapter 2 Norman Vincent Peale writes, “A primary method for gaining a mind full of peace is to practice emptying the mind. At least twice a day, empty your mind of fears, hates, insecurities, regrets, and guilt feelings. To prevent unhappy thoughts from sneaking in again, immediately fill your mind with creative and healthy thoughts.” I also learned this lesson from one of my business mentors, Allison Phillips of www.greatsmallbusinessadvice.com. Allison use to tell me whenever I found myself thinking unhealthy thoughts to IMMEDIATELY counteract it with a positive thought(s) and SPEAK IT OUT LOUD. You may feel silly, but you will power through the negative thought(s) and feeling(s).
Dr. Peale continues by writing “at intervals during the day practice thinking a carefully selected series of peaceful thoughts. Let mental pictures of the most peaceful scenes you have ever witnessed pass across your mind, as, for example, the silvery light of the moon falling upon rippling waters, or the sea gently upon soft shores of sand. Such peaceful thought images will work upon your mind as a healing medicine.”
You’ll also find this as a great way to keep yourself from having doubts about your business if you counteract the, as Bonnie Pond of www.bonniepond.com would say, “stinky thinking” with some positive thinking! We all will experience some of the feelings above at some point or another during our lives and business, but if we get in the habit of replacing those thoughts and feelings with positive thinking we will find all will run even more smoothly in business as well as in our lives.
What is your mental picture?