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The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.
-- Winston Churchill
 

 

Friday, October 27, 2000

Knock it out

When a negative thought such as anger, jealousy, frustration, worry, doubt, contempt, or fear crosses your mind, just knock it out. Visualize the thought as a physical object, a small cube perhaps, sitting on top of your head. Then just visualize it being knocked to the ground and shattering.

Replace it immediately with this question. “What can I do to improve the situation?” If there’s nothing you can do, then just move on. There’s no sense in dwelling on those things over which you have no influence. If there is something you can do to improve the situation, then do it. Get started right away. Use the energy of the original negative thought and turn it in a positive direction. Take action.

The choice is clear. You can either sit around with negative thoughts festering in your mind, or you can step forward and take positive action. Guess which option will get you the success and achievement you desire? It’s a simple technique, something anyone can do, and it works from the very first time you use it. Knock those negative thoughts down, one by one, and fill the void with positive action. It’s a real, proven, winning combination.

— Ralph Marston

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