There is a very popular story of Sir Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree when suddenly an apple fell on his head and he thought; “ah gravity!” More likely than not, this is not what actually happened but it does make a very strong point. Every idea, action and outcome starts with a single thought.

In 1908 Henry Ford revolutionized the world when he thought every person, not just the affluent, should have the opportunity to own a car. He then continued this revolution when he took the assembly line concept and perfected it which led to the modern version the automobile industry uses today.

Martin Cooper believed that people wanted freedom to communicate wherever they were and in April of 1973, he invented the first prototype cell phone. It was not until 1983 that his thought became a reality. Regardless, his persistence to seeing his dream come true, began with a single thought.

Proverbs 23:7 says it best. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Your thoughts are powerful. What you truly believe in your heart, will create the plans that design your actions which dictate your results. Your thoughts form the attitudes, beliefs and expectations of each and every work day. These in turn set choices in motion which dictate the outcome of your day, your year and your life!

If you think that one day you will be the owner of your very own business, you will seek out to learn what is necessary to open your doors. If you think you have what it takes to see your name on top of your company’s sales leader board, you will pursue the activity to get there. If you believe you will invent or improve on something, you will pursue to learn what is necessary to make it happen. If you think that you are the very best at your craft, you will seek ways to maintain and even improve what you do. The list goes on and on. The same holds true on the other side of the spectrum. If you think your work is meaningless, your efforts will take you to that end. If you believe you will never make the top of your leader board, your efforts will keep you away from it!

So keep it positive. Every morning think about the good stuff; the fact you are employed, your upcoming appointments for the day; the chance to see your favorite customers again, or if nothing else be thankful for your health! Find something to be positive about. Start your day off positive at home so you can take it with you to work!

Controlling your thoughts does not mean that unexpected circumstances won’t occur. We know this is not reality. However, our thoughts will develop the strategy on how to handle any unplanned events if they occur. Remember if one single thought can shape or change history, imagine what it can do for you. Something to think about…