Thursday, March 08, 2012

Taking Steps Towards Daily Success

By Jaime Charlies

Changing our state of mind can be easier than previously imagined. Through meditation on and repetition of motivational and inspirational quotes, we can better prepare ourselves to change our thought patterns, behaviors and in turn, change our lives.

If we believe something to be easy, we find little, if any struggle in accomplishing it. However, if we imagine something to be difficult to accomplish, then our struggle becomes more apparent. I believe these sentiments can be applied to everything, from losing weight to getting a promotion to even overcoming depressionovercoming.

I recently won my battle with depression. For years I would feel bad about physique (I am very overweight) and that would cause me to fall into depression. So I decided to use the power of words to motivate myself and lose 20lbs in about 12 weeks (still not at my goal!). In this article, I hope to show how to overcome depression through positive thoughts and inspirational quotes.

I realized that I had to change my way of thinking about losing weight first. My old thought patterns were clearly not working for me. I had to choose a thought pattern and belief that would be easier to think about. I chose this thought; "Losing weight is easier than I thought."

Following that, I scoured the Internet for motivational and inspirational quotes about depression that resonated within me. Depression quotes that I could remember, especially ones that really spoke to what I wanted to accomplish. I opted to look for quotes dealing with depression, because that is what I believe was what I was suffering from.

I needed depression quotes that were powerful enough to change my thought patterns the moment I read them. Quotes that REALLY spoke to me, when I my eyes fell upon them, and that forced me to pause and think for a moment.

I wrote the most impacting quotes down and carried them with me constantly. I read them and meditated on them everywhere. I focused on these powerful quotes to help me FOCUS on what I wanted to accomplish.

Because I changed my thought patterns, over time, I can honestly say I am not only 20 lbs lighter, but also a whole lot happier. Yes, I'll be the first to admit that accomplishing the goal involved more than just thinking but it all began with my thoughts. The thoughts then permeated into my actions.

The first step to what you want to accomplish is changing your mind and the thought patterns and beliefs associated with your behavior. Thoughts are the precursor to action, meaning that thoughts occur before any action takes place. What you read goes into your subconscious, so read positive to think positive!

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