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Chapter 12: Thinking

Think-ing is an active verb, it means you are actively using your mind to intelligently process, consider and reason about something. Whereby, thoughts are just those compulsive, random, conditioned and never-ending mind chatter coming and going. You might not have control of your thoughts coming and going but you do have control over what you think about. Do you not? You have the power at any time to consciously think about whatever you want. That’s everybody rightful gift, the freedom to think. The gift of thinking we humans possess is by far one of the greatest miracles we possess. Invisible thoughts can and do shape our outer physical reality. The building blocks of life itself, a thought.


Thoughts by their very nature are invisible silent images darting in and out of our mind at a rate of roughly 35 to 48 thoughts per minute or 50,000 to 70,000 per day. An amazing feat in itself. The factory of our mind open 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year producing thought after thought after thought after thought. With roughly 95% of our thoughts being fictional stories made up in our head, we live a silent life inside our heads with thoughts that are unreal. Draining our mental capacity thinking about thoughts of the past events that we cannot do anything about and anticipating future events that we cannot do anything about, we seldom think about the present moment which we have full control over.




How many times does your mind wander off thinking about the past and the future? Stealing your present moments away lost in thought. One productive technique to combat this habit of compulsive thinking is to begin to train your mind to think deeply about the present moment, which is always ‘now’. (Check out the book by Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.) The now is the only moment you can do anything about. You can only act in the present moment, not the past or the future. Focus your thinking on the present moment and the present actions you can take. By aligning your thinking on the present moment you will become more focused in the current moment and bring a certain quality to your life and actions.




How can you use the power of thought to manifest your dreams into reality? First by becoming absolutely clear on what it is you want to bring about. Second forming a clear image in your mind of the dream then thirdly thinking about that very clear image constantly. By constantly thinking about your dreams you start programming your conscious mind and most importantly your subconscious mind. Imprinting your subconscious mind with the image of your dream you start the process of changing your mental paradigm of where you are to where you want to be. You start the process of changing your current perception of reality to the reality you want to manifest. You begin to see reality as you want it to be instead of how it is, and the fourth and last part to thinking your dream into reality is taking the actions that bridge your current reality to the reality of your dreams.




  • 2% of people think, 3% of the people think they think and 95% of people would rather DIE than think. Which category are you in? (Bob Proctor)
  • 6 + 3 = 9 but so does 5 + 4. The way you do things isn’t always the only way to do them. Respect other people’s way of thinking. (Unknown)
  • A man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, that he becomes. (Ghandi)
  • A man is what he thinks about all day long. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • A man is what he thinks. His character being the complete sum of all his thoughts. (James Allen)
  • A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it. (Marcus Aurelius)
  • Action without thinking is the cause of every failure. The reverse of this is acting with thinking is the cause of every success. (Brian Tracy)
  • Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single though will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again, and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. (Unknown)
  • Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. (Lao Tzu)
  • Direct your thoughts control your emotions and you ordain your destiny. (W. Clement Stone)
  • Don’t assume that you are wasting time when you take time out for thought. Thought is the foundation upon which all else is built by man. (W. Clement Stone)
  • Each of must live off the fruit of his thoughts and the future, because what you think today and tomorrow, next month and next year, will mold your life and determine your future. You’re guided by your mind. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Every great thing starts with a thought and is powered into realization by a belief. (Claude Bristol)
  • Every one of us is the sum total of his own thoughts. He is where he is, because that is exactly where he really wants to be, whether he’ll admit that, or not. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Everything you become and accomplish is determined by the way you think; by the way you use your mind. As you begin changing your mind, you begin changing your life. (Brian Tracy)
  • Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their mind without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. (Leo Tolstoy)
  • Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don’t take your thoughts too seriously. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think. (Socrates)
  • I didn’t realize yet that thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human existence. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. Most people think small, because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage. (Donald Trump)
  • I’m not the thought, I’m the thinker behind the thought. (Deepak Chopra)
  • If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. (George S. Patton)
  • If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive. (Bettie Eadie)
  • If you are defeated in your thoughts you will be defeated in your life. If you are a champion in your thoughts – your success is inevitable. (Unknown)
  • If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. (Bruce Lee)
  • If you think a certain thought again and again, you’ll generate a thought pattern – which generates a continuous flow of emotion that goes with it. (Dexter Yager)
  • If you think you can or think you can’t you are right. (Henry Ford)
  • If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking. (R. Buckminster Fuller)
  • Independent thinking is not only unconventional, it is the enemy of the very institutions that constitute the bulwark of our society. (Wayne Dyer)
  • It has been proven now scientifically that an affirmative thought is hundreds of times more powerful than a negative thought. (Michael Bernard Beckwith)
  • It is not so much what happens to you as how you think about what happens. (Epictetus)
  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)
  • Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. (Ernest Holmes)
  • Man can create nothing which he does not first conceive in the form of an impulse of thought. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. (Blaise Pascal)
  • My life is nothing but a mirror of my consistent thoughts. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Nature has endowed man with absolute control over but one thing, and that is thought. (Napoleon Hill)
  • No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. (Voltaire)
  • Our innermost dominant thought does become our outermost tangible reality. (John Demartini)
  • Overthinking is a dream killer. Sometimes you can drown yourself in your own thoughts. (Steve Maraboli)
  • Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. (Zig Ziglar)
  • Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. (Rumi)
  • Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. (Martin Luther King Jr)
  • Simply change your life. The world is what you think of it. So think of it differently and your life will change. (Paul Arden)
  • So what oppresses and scares us? It is our own thoughts, obviously, what overwhelms people when they are about to leaves friends, family, old haunts and their accustomed way of life? Thoughts. (Epictetus)
  • That we literally become what we think about, that we must control our thoughts if we’re to control our lives. It’s understanding fully that: “As you sow, so shall you reap.” (Earl Nightingale)
  • The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. (Thomas A. Edison)
  • The great law of the universe simply stated is that if you think in negative terms you will get negative results. If you think in positive terms you will achieve positive results. (Earl Nightingale)
  • The greater part of most people’s thinking is involuntary automatic, and repetitive. It is no more than a kind of mental static and fulfills no real purpose. Strictly speaking, you don’t think: Thinking happens to you. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • The habit of negative thinking generates more and more negative thoughts. (Napoleon Hill)
  • The law states that we translate into physical reality the thoughts and attitudes which we hold in our minds, no matter what they are. (W. Clement Stone)
  • The mind is everything. What you think you become. (Buddha)
  • The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking. (Martin Heidegger)
  • The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. (Unknown)
  • The price or effort of thinking thoughts of love, prosperity, or self-confidence is no greater than the price given to thoughts of hate, poverty, or self-doubt. Only the rewards are different. (Jim Rohn)
  • The quality of your thinking has the greatest consequences of all. The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your choices and decisions. Your choices and decisions determine the actions you take. And the actions you take determine the quality and quantity of your results. (Brian Tracy)
  • The significant problems we face can’t be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. It requires a new level of thinking, a new paradigm. (Albert Einstein)
  • The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives. (Louise Hay)
  • The world in which you live is not primarily determined by outward conditions and circumstances, but by thoughts that habitually occupy your mind. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking, and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord. (Thomas Paine)
  • There is always room in your life for thinking bigger, pushing limits and imagining the impossible. (Anthony Robbins)
  • There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. (William Shakespeare)
  • Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Thinking can imagine new combinations, but it cannot know the unknown. Thinking is never original. (Osho)
  • Thinking good thoughts, positive and cheerful thoughts, will improve the way you feel. What affects your mind also affects your body. (W. Clement Stone)
  • Thinking helps make you happy, and that’s very important. And the more we learn, the greater our experiences, the more possibilities we put into the thinking raw material pile. And thinking is the father of creation. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Thinking is difficult. That is why most people judge. (Carl Jung)
  • Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. (Henry Ford)
  • Thinking is the highest function of which a human being is capable. Yet, unfortunately, very few people “think.” (Bob Proctor)
  • Thinking is the one thing everyone has to do on his own. Each of us has a gold mine between his ears – that goes without saying. But digging in it is the world’s hardest work. Yet it would richly repay those who go to trouble to dig in it every day. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. ( Clement Stone)
  • Those who do not think outside the box are easily contained. (Unknown)
  • Thoughts become things. If you can see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand. (Bob Proctor)
  • Thoughts come before actions, and your actions then determine your life. Once you get control of how you think, you will then get control of your actions. (Grant Cardone)
  • Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. (Marcus Aurelius)
  • We are not disturbed by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens to us. (Epictetus)
  • We are what we think. All that we are arises, with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world. (Buddha)
  • We must control our thinking. The same rule that can lead a man to a life to success, wealth, happiness and all the things he ever dreamed of for himself and his family – that very same law lead him into the gutter. It’s all in how he uses it: for good or for bad. This is the strangest secret in the world. (Earl Nightingale)
  • What we think is what we get, so be sure that what you are thinking is positive and reflects your current aspirations. (Jack Collis)
  • What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. (Buddha)
  • When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself. (Plato)
  • When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. (Joseph Campbell)
  • While it is said that a large vocabulary is a big determinant of success, what really counts is the effect that your words have on how you think about yourself. (David Schwartz)
  • You are as rich as you are now because of the way you have used your thoughts in the past. Poverty thinking brings poverty living. Bountiful thinking results in bountiful living. You are currently as happy as your thinking. Happy thinking builds a happy life. (Jack Collis)
  • You are the masterpiece of your own life, you sculpt your own life and you do it with your thoughts. (Joe Vitale)
  • You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. (James Allen)
  • Your actions can control your thoughts. (Og Mandino)
  • Your thoughts are your own, uniquely yours to keep, change, share, or contemplate. No one else can get inside your head and have your own thoughts as you experience them. You do indeed control your thoughts, and your brain is your own to use as you so determine. (Wayne Dyer)
  • Your thoughts lead to your feelings which lead to your actions and it’s your actions that lead you to your results. (T. Harv Eker)
  • Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. (Budhha)



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