State of Mind

A “state of mind” is a temporary psychological state. It’s a mood, really. And moods make or break. They can make you feel invincible or powerless, happy or sad, outgoing or shy, focussed or vague. Darren L. Johnson said: “Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances”. It means not the situation, but the mood you’re in determines how you manifest yourself. So, here are some quotes that might just boost your state of mind. Joyce Brothers: “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” Napoleon Hill: “Fears are nothing more than a state of mind”. Robert Hillyer: “Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world”. Wayne Dyer: “The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.” Catherine Ponder: “The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.” Alexander Bell: “What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.” And back to Darren L. Johnson: To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from your present thoughts, habits and actions to new thoughts, habits and actions. For it is this transition that lets you alter your state of mind, and thus change your world.

April 20, 2012 by: | Category: Daily Inspiration |

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