How do I think Good thoughts?
Ok. This is a simple formula and here it is:
Input → Thoughts → Action
When I was in junior high and high school, my father made me listen to and read a book called , “where there is a will, there is an A.” This short read now but long at the time, was a seed planted to set me on the course to think good thoughts.
I use this philosophy as an anchor when i am facing tough situations or challenging thoughts in my life. I wish I can say how easy this process is but it is not , and in most cases a journey of trial and error. The mind is a powerful thing and I say we use it well beneath it’s ability as problem solver. I am convinced what we dwell upon will at some level come to us. I know that thought can seem out there in space a bit, but it’s true.
In fact, the idea that your mind can change your world almost seems too good to be true.
I can assure you, however, that I have experienced AND witnessed the good that focusing on the positive can bring.
But before I get into that, let me ask you a question.
Can you guess what the most successful and happy people think about all day long?
The answer is quite simple…
They think about what they input in their mind whether external or internally. If its just an ability to hold a goal or focus on a task that brings them to fulfillment or it is the ability to create positive boundaries in your mind. Using pictures, words, audio, video as your tools to constantly bring you to the place where you are thinking good thoughts.
Think Good Thoughts and you win!
Blessings on your journey- Coach Milton
You don’t have to be in the driver’s seat trying to control the direction of everything. This doesn’t mean we should sit back and do nothing. It just means trusting our inner wisdom to guide us from moment to moment. Don’t create a life where you need a lot of detailed plans, check lists, and to-do lists.
We try to imagine everything that we’ll do. How everything will play out. How to solve all our problems at once. But it’s impossible. We have to take it one moment at a time. And things often turn out differently than we imagined.
Focus on What You Can Control, Leave What You Can’t
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” — Steve Maraboli
Knowing the difference between the things we can control and the things we can’t is a topic that comes up frequently, both in my own self-reflection and in conversations with others too. It manifests in many contexts and situations but always comes back to a single principles:
We can control our input, but we can’t control the outcome
I can control how I show up in my relationships but I can’t control what other people think of me. I can control how much time and effort I put into preparing for goals, but I can’t control when it shows up in my life. I can control how diligently I work to lose weight to be fit, but I can’t control of the timing and where the fat comes off of.
In all of these situations, we can influence the outcome, but we can’t control it.
This was a huge learning curve for me when my wife was pregant after our first miscarriage. There are certain things most, if not all, pregnant people and couples worry about: miscarriage, birth complications, the baby’s health, whether baby is early or late and so on. These are the big things. They are also the things that, ultimately, I can’t control. I can influence them, but I don’t get a final say on how they turn out and worrying about them doesn’t change this.
After spending weeks obsessing over every twinge and ache my wife would have, I made a decision: to focus purely on the things I have control over and to accept that, for everything else, just let it be. I discovered that, while I didn’t have control over many of the big things, there was a laundry list of smaller things I did have control over: how I loved my wife, how I kept attention on my other children, making sure my wife got to her appointments and would be as stress free as possible plus so much more. Does this mean I was completely worry free? No, but that worry was tapered by reminding myself to refocus on how I can make a difference, rather than spending precious time and energy worrying about all the areas in which I can’t.
I pray this helps you on your journey in life and remember to maximize the moments.
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This is my truth, I have one life to live , one day at a time. A portion of my journey is that I have survived a few near death experiences and a traumatic childhood incident. I am grateful for this day and grateful for this life I have to live because I can happily say it’s my life to live and I live it for the day I pass over into eternity. I am really surprised at the amount of people that walk thru life as short as it is depressed, bored, lifeless.
I completely understand having trials in life that lead to depression, what I don’t get is a life lived of boredom. I tell my children, whenever I hear, “I’m bored” I tell then truth then you must be boring. ? we as humans are the most creative beings walking on planet earth and we are full of creativity at every turn.
You don’t have to accept my truth that everyday above ground is a good day and that I live being reminded that after I pass from this life eternity is waiting, that’s why I pursue my passion and purpose to help others launch their dreams and bring hope where there seems to be none.
What is optimism?
Optimism is a hopeful, positive outlook on the future, yourself, and the world around you. It is a key part of resilience the inner strength that helps you get through tough times.
By definition, optimism helps you see, feel, and think positively. But it has extra benefits you might not know about—optimism helps keep up your physical health too.
You don't have to be a "born optimist" to use the power of optimism. In daily life, or when faced with a crisis, you can choose a positive viewpoint to make the most of what life brings your way.
Can you make optimism work for you?
Even if you tend to focus on the negative side of things, "realistic optimism" can work for you.
With realistic optimism, you don't just expect the best and hope that things will go well. Nor do you let yourself see and expect only the worst. Instead, you look at the "big picture," the good and the bad. You then:
· Decide what is realistic to expect.
· Decide what you can do to make things go as well as possible.
· Choose to focus on the positives, and on your strengths, as you go forward.
For example, let's say you are about to have a knee surgery. You can choose to be optimistic about your recovery, rather than let fear or hopelessness take hold. Imagine how you want to feel 6 or 12 months after surgery—strong and active. Picture what you want to be doing, how you want to be moving around. Keep these positive, hopeful pictures in your mind.
A positive attitude can also help you keep up a positive mood, which can help with healing. But optimism alone is only part of a good recovery. It's also important to know what to do, such as physical therapy exercises, and what to be careful about. And if you need support or advice, you can plan ahead with the right people before the surgery.
When practicing optimism, remember to keep a flexible frame of mind. Expect change, and be ready to adjust to it.
How can you practice optimism?
Whenever you're having trouble with thinking negative thoughts, expecting the worst, or feeling powerless, try any of these exercises for a few days.
· Focus on what's going well.
Write down three things that have gone well in the past day. These can be large, like getting a raise, or small, like "I talked with an old friend today." Describe the cause of each event, and credit yourself for the part you played in it, such as "I made that phone call I've been putting off for a long time."
· Practice Gratitude. Write down three things in your life that you are grateful for. This kind of focus on what enriches your life can help keep your thoughts and feelings more positive.
· Look for the benefits.
Think of a negative event from your near or distant past. Write it down. Now think of something positive that has or could come of it. Write it down. For the positive thought, use larger handwriting or a favorite color.
· Look ahead.
Picture yourself doing something that feels good. Expect good things to happen.
· Build yourself up.
When you need it, lean on others or your faith to build more strength. Say to yourself often, "I am strong."
Blessings Coach Milton
Having a purpose is not mandatory it is considered necessary to the fulfillment of life. Each one of us reading this today or in the future will have to leave this life through the doorstep of death. At the end of life is a joyous or burdensome feeling you will get. I believe the feeling is determined by the knowledge of living a life well. Wellness of life will not come down to possessions, it won’t come down to money, it will come down to being on purpose in your dealings with others loved or strangers. A life well lived comes from a purpose pursued every day.
These 5 Positives of Purpose
The positives of Purpose:
A purpose will motivate you.
A purpose will keep your priorities straight.
A purpose will develop your potential.
A purpose will give you power to live in the present.
A purpose will help you evaluate your progress.
Maximizer let this be blessing to you today. As I write this, I write this on purpose and intention to see you maximize any given moment in your life towards success.
Blessings Coach Milton
Swag generally means to have or do something that is “cool” features. Or I’d say being super confident in the moment.
Self worth and value are critical components to the confidence you have. I want share three ways I access my swag or confidence in the moment. The truth is confidence is what appears after you go for what you want; it is the result of stepping into the unknown in spite of feeling nervous or fearful. This can take time, however, and in the meantime there are certain tricks you can implement that temporarily make you feel confident while you work on confidence being a default habitual state.
Example- I am a winner, I am smart, Im a leader, I am confident with all things, I was made for this moment.
2. Who can I serve — This may seem a little different, but follow me here. My whole point of me utilizing this tool in the moment is how I work to take me eyes off of myself and put them on the other person. The first step is evaluating your worth, this step is evelauating the service you will provide for others. Looking at another person with the eyes of love will subdue any worries, frustrations, doubts about the present.
Evaluate your worth, then evaluate your heart of service — Milton
3. Stick to what you know- knowing flows from a special well inside. When you are pouring out from that well, you feel the confidence level rise in that situation. Of course, there are situations where you won’t have al the answers you need in that moment. But, don’t lose heart speak boldly and respond with what you know and that you will follow up and find out the rest. Its ok not knowing. Say it with me, “its ok not knowing.”
Say it with me, “its ok not knowing.”simplicity is key when it comes to transformation in the moment, allow these keys to help you in those moments you critically need to make those adjustments.
Blessings on your journey and if you need to bounce any ideas , “hit me up!”
The challenge to obey this rule I have stated is that it takes consciousness and work. I believe I am only as good as my carrying out the words I have spoken.
You’ve never said, “I’ll get to it later.”
or “What does it matter any way” or how about , “Well, missed that one!”
These simple phrases are an excuse to not be a person of your word. I wish I can tell you I am perfect, and I write this thinking of an instance that I let someone down after speaking in affirmation to an action.
But, the fact is that it’s work and a bondong to the words you and I speak. We must begin the mindset that we can be a hung by our tongue. Do you enjoy being aroun those that will back up what they say? I know I do, thats why I work hard to back up the words that I speak daily.
Being married for nearly 20 years, I said somethings early in my marriage that I am still working on to achieve for us. I work with non-profits and businesses and believe that my word is my bond.
My encouragement to you is that you will pay full attention to the words you will speak and work to make sure that you bring those words into tangible existence everyday.
Blessings on your journey,
What is resilience?
Resilience is an “inner strength” that helps you bounce back after stressful situations. When you are resilient, you may recover more quickly from setbacks or difficult changes, including illness.
Developing resilience begins with simple actions or thoughts that you practice, such as planning for what you’ll do next and learning to accept change.
Being resilient doesn’t mean that you find it easy to deal with difficult or stressful situations or that you won’t feel angry, sad, or worried during tough times. But it does mean that you won’t feel so overwhelmed. You’ll be less likely to give up and more likely to cope with stressful situations in healthy ways.
Why is resilience important?
Part of resilience is how you think. Your mind can have a positive or negative effect on your body. This is called the mind body connection
For example, negative emotions, such as worry and stress, can cause tense muscles and pain, headaches, and stomach problems. But having a positive outlook on life might help you better handle pain or stress than someone who is less hopeful.
How can you build resilience?
People who are resilient often work to have a positive outlook on life. It may take gradual, small changes in your outlook on life and careful self-evaluation. You may be able to begin this shift on your own. A counselor or therapist can also help you.
Here are some tips to get started:
Change how you think
· Accept that things change.
- Look at change as a challenge rather than a threat.
- Examine how and why you feel the way you do when things change.
- Expect things to work out. You can’t change what happens, but you can change how you feel about it.
· See the big picture.
- Find the positive in stressful situations and learn from the situation.
- Look for things to learn. Difficult or emotional situations can teach you about yourself. Look to the future, and ask yourself how the stressful event might help you.
- See the funny side of bad situations.
Change how you act
· Seek out interactions with people who make you feel better.
- Build relationships that are solid and loving with your family and others. Help them, and don’t be afraid to let them help you.
-Develop a support network
· Believe in yourself and the things you can do.
- Solve problems. Look at all aspects of a problem, and brainstorm solutions. Ask friends for suggestions.
- Do things to gain self confidence and build self esteem. For example, list the things you’ve achieved in your life or those that make you proud.
· Take good care of yourself.
- Do things that you enjoy. See a movie. Have a good meal. Laugh with your friends. Know what’s important to you.
-Relax your mind and spirit through techniques such as deep breathing and guided imagery.
-Talk about how you are feeling, and manage your emotions.
Don’t Settle for Less
Are you excited about your life? Or do you feel as if you’re merely existing, drifting along from day to day without any sense of purpose or direction?
Through the years, I’ve met countless people who’re living what I call a “settled-for-life.” Somewhere along their journey, they became complacent and content in their circumstances. They settled for what they believed was adequate or satisfactory instead of exerting the effort and work necessary to living a life that’s truly excellent and outstanding.
The truth is, it’s easy to find ourselves settled and complacent in life. And there are many reasons we can feel stuck, discouraged, or adrift; lose our enthusiasm for life; and forfeit our hope, sense of purpose, and peace.
In my opinion, the foremost reasons are because many people have lost sight of who God made them to be and what He designed them to do. As a result, countless people are not actively, intentionally, and purposefully pursuing what the Father has planned for them.
If you truly want to pursue your purpose and reach your full potential in life, then you must face up to these two truths:
If you’re willing to discover and align yourself with this gloriuos plan and purpose for you, He’ll bless you more than you could ever imagine and open doors of opportunity you never dreamed possible. He’ll restore the joy, peace, and hope you’ve lost and show you the path to the accomplishment He wants in your life. And He promises to bless you with life at its very best.
God has placed you in this time and your current location to allow you to maximize your role in establishing His will “on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10). If you’ve ever wondered why you’re on this earth, understand that God has placed you here as a unique person with a unique mission aimed at establishing and extending His kingdom—and your potential lies securely and completely in that purpose.
The question is, do you truly believe it? And more importantly ...
are you ready to get started?
Let Us Journey Together- Coach Milton
You are the treasure to the world, your greatness is all dependent on what you can contribute to society and other people. No matter the circumstance you can find satisfaction by giving of yourself to the betterment of others.
If you are someone that needs to hear that you were created for a reason a divine purpose, then hear this:
Your design from birth is greater than you period. Find your tribe and give service to them. Your tribe is those that you feel the most connected to. It could be from a past experience, a passion or a calling to serve.
My encouragement is that you will want to live your purpose for the pursuit of joy and satisfaction of life.
Milton is genuine, persistent, and sincere. There are very few things that detract Milton from his pursuit of what he believes in. His attitude is fantastic and professionalism top notch. -
International speaker, creator of Maximizing Moments with Milton and the Author of Your Purpose, Your App -How to Stop Drifting and Start Living.