“Mind Your Mind” is what Candace Keefe, CEO Apriori Beauty writes in her book “How Bad Do You Want It?”. What does that mean in everyday life? It means you have choices to make as to what you see, read, and listen to every moment of every day. You can choose to look away from, flip the channel, turn the dial or just plain turn off anything that does not encourage or uplift you.
Trying to put that into practice will take lots of will power and discipline, but the rewards will be so worth it.
A few months ago, I decided to try to improve my mental outlook and created a stronger filter for what I was taking in. I also decided to have thankful thoughts every idle minute that I could. If I was stopped at a stoplight, I would look around and express thanks for the blessing of living where there are beautiful trees that line the roads, for the sun shining or the clouds that were bringing rain or any number of simple observations of what we so easily take for granted.
One thing that has made the biggest different in my outlook, and my life, has been finding myself a Song of the Day. It’s a song that energizes, motivates and encourages me. It’s sung by a gospel artist, and has opportunity within to sing out my praises and thanksgiving for my bountiful blessings as well as say a prayer for my family, friends, coworkers, our military, and on and on. Whatever would come to my mind at the moment. Wow! I find my days so much more enjoyable now! I have a bounce in my step and feel more optimistic about everything. More positive words come out of my mouth and I am encouraged all throughout each day.
Within three months, my business grew beyond my wildest dreams, and new business partners from all over the country came into my life that have blessed me more than I could have ever imagined! My family began to experience greater sense of direction, purpose and success in their lives, new doors of opportunity opened to each of us and life just plainly became much more fun!
Do you have a Song of the Day? If not, go get one! And if you see me driving down the street singing at the top of my lungs, honk and wave and I’ll be thanking the Lord for you, too!
Remember – Mind Your Mind!