The mind is the set of cognitive faculties including consciousness, imagination, perception, thinking, judgment, language and memory which is housed in the brain (sometimes including the central nervous system). It is usually defined as the faculty of an entity’s thought and consciousness. (Wikipedia)
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23)
THE ACRONYM M.I.N.D
1. M – MANAGE YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Your association determines your manifestation. Your relationship has a strong correlation with the placement of your mind. You are who you walk and relate with. Who are your friends? Your company determines what accompanies you. One of my mentors will always say that “your friends determine your end”.
Relationships can be very fragile, especially the good ones and that is the more reason why you need to manage them well. An unknown author said, “Ex Stay people enter our lives and leave almost immediately. Others stay and forge such an impression in our mind and soul, we are changed forever.”
Learn to say “NO” to bad influences, those who think saying no will not help your growth at all, they delight in bursting your positive bubbles. Keep them off, run as fast as you can and as far as you can from such. It may not be easy at first especially if you have come a long way but Dear, think about your destiny and dream at stake if you hang around such folks. Don’t give excuses for them.
Listen! a relationship will never leave you the same, it either adds something to you or reduces you, check it!. If someone is dragging you down all the time, having bad and negative influence on you, make a decision to let go of him or her and move on. I have had to let go of several people most times. It is difficult but my dreams and goals in life kept my decision strong. Make a list of 5 closest persons to you study their lifestyle, character, and approach to life, I am bold to let you know, that might just be where you will also end. Beloved, watch it, guard your life, guard your mind, choose your relationships well and manage the best ones
2. I – INSPIRE YOURSELF
Inspiration is the key to life. Discover what inspires you, what is it that keeps you going and go after it. However, it has to make a positive continuous change in your life. Albert Oduwole said, “Get inspired lest you expire”
3. N – NEVER QUIT
Like the old saying, “Winners never quit and quitters never win”. Stay on your marks, don’t give up on life! I often tell my friends, “Y our best is yet to come”. Pray and think through as well. Your mind is a channel, God can wrought His miracles through.
No pain, no palm, no thorn, no throne, no gall, no glory, no cross, no crown. Quitting begins in the mind. Therefore, always tell yourself despite the storm, heat and pain, I refuse to quit because it is just a trying time to an enthroning time, this one too will pass, my best is yet to come!
4. D – DECIDE FOR CHANGE
Your decision has in it a potential power not only to change your life but generation. Using the power of your decision, you overcome every excuse and I tell you something, it changes your life in an instant. God’s plan for you are of good and not of evil to give you an expected end. You are born to succeed, you are a big success regardless of your condition and situation today, success is your birthright, the power to succeed is in every individual, not in the institution, not the business. SUCCESS IS IN YOUR MIND, SO GUARD YOUR HEART DILIGENTLY!
Author: – Israel for HOTF