Our thoughts make us become who we are. Self-empowerment is a habit that needs to be built up. You can empower yourself with healthy thoughts and actions and before you know it, you have charted your course to a powerful life filled with endless possibilities, filled with love and happiness.
When it comes to building your own character, self-confidence and inner strength, remember one thing - our thoughts define who we are and what we become.
Imagine a drop of dew on a leave in the morning. By itself, it would be gone before the noon day sun reaches it’s zenith. But a single drop of water, combined with millions more in a downpour that last for a few days can create a flood to wash away cars, bridges, dams, houses or even entire towns. So is the power of thought. A single empowering thought, left to grow on it’s own, combined with other positive thoughts and action over days, weeks and then years become your character, and the foundation of your destiny. If the water is to be pure and useful, it must be purified. So it is with our thoughts. Even good thoughts can get contaminated by our own negative perception of life or the negative opinions of others. Our thoughts must be constantly purified in the recesses of our minds together with lots of right actions.
If you say to yourself “I am stupid and ugly and I’ll never amount to anything”, your subconscious mind will absorb the message over time. Left to fester, you will eventually feel the way you think about yourself. Then, the best advice is to say goodbye to stereotyped negative attitudes.
There is a wise old saying that the wise man is happy for what he has, while the fool complains of what he has lost. When we get old, it is no use fretting over things we no longer have- for example your youth, health, or beauty. Instead, we should try to be happy with what we have, wisdom, calmness, experience and composure. We can share these gifts to young people who are just starting out on the journey of life.
When we are old, obviously some parts of our machinery don’t work as well as they use to. For instance, our hearing, eyesight, our walking pace, the things that we can remember or the groceries that we can carry from the car. But instead of brooding about the bad things that might happen, you can do something about your health. If your memory does not work as well, you can learn memory training. Proper memory techniques are not only useful in old age, they are invaluable for young students to learn new study skills or working adults to cope with information overload and accelerate learning. Being old does not necessarily mean being ill or bed-ridden. Regular exercise, a healthy diet low in fats and sodium and a network of social contacts all ensure that in old age, we will be able to look back on the past happily and joyfully anticipate what the future holds for us.
You are never too young to start exercising your memory, adopting a positive attitude, embracing a healthy lifestyle of physical exercises and healthy food. Start today to avoid being a cynical, forgetful, hunch-backed, bed-ridden old fool. Just like a drop of water that becomes a trickle, a stream, a river and then a lake or ocean - you can start today with having more positive thoughts and one exercise that you can do for life, like walking or jogging. You will find that when you reach retirement age, you’re younger, happier, healthier, wiser, sharper than your contemporaries. Self-empowerment, like a journey of a thousand miles, start with a single step. Start empowering yourself today and reap the benefits in the future.
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