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thought of the climb scared me, but I repeatedly said to myself if I do not try the climb, then I will never know if I could have succeeded or not. So again, due to the change in the mind thought pattern, by becoming more positive, yes, not only did we all manage to climb to the top of the mountain, we also managed to walk around part of the crater rim and here are photos to prove it, which last a life time of providing me with positive evidence that I can do anything I set my mind to, not just to me but to my children too!.

Mount Longonot

Once again I proved to myself that when I believe in myself, and stop worrying about what others think, then I can achieve a lot. I have since stood by my rule: “Listen to my Intuition, Believe in me and take Action”. To this day, I say “Nothing is impossible if you put your Mind to it”. Dr Daniel Amen came up with the 18/40/60 rule:

18/40/60 rule:

When you are 18

You worry about what everybody is thinking of you,

When you are 40

You do not give a darn what anybody thinks of you,

When you are 60

You realize nobody’s been thinking about you at all.

To make this article interactive I have followed a pattern of contemplate and winners’ attitude, to allow readers to ask themselves questions and to find out what characteristics they hold under the winner’s attitude respectively.

Believe in Yourself: Contemplate

• Do you believe in yourself?

• Do you have faith in your capabilities?

• Do you believe that you can make your own decisions?

• Do you believe you can create your own future?

If you, for some reason have a No as an answer for any one of the above questions, then I suggest now is the time to write.

Write down one or two things that you could believe in right now to take you closer to your goals.

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Write down how your life would be if you really believed in yourself, and were able to actually achieve that goal.

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Believe in Yourself: Winner’s Attitude!

• Raise your self-awareness. Be guided by your instincts too. Listen to yourself.

• Wait with patience, the approval we seek will come to us to align our life.

• Live your life with an independent mind full of positive thoughts.

“Thoughts Become Things,

Choose the Good ones”.

Mike Dooley

2) Positive Thoughts:

Mike Dooley’s quote is certainly true in my experience. The more I think positively and volunteer to choose good thoughts, the more the universe appears to work its magic to bring me closer to achieving my goals. I find myself attracting things to help me fulfil my dream. How does the Positive Good Thoughts formulae work? All of us occasionally have minds cluttered with negative thoughts, sometimes they are just repeated by habit. That does not mean we have to continue to allow these empty negative thoughts to occupy space in our mind. Whenever a negative thought starts to creep into your conversation or thinking, simply notice what is going on and replace it with a positive sentiment instead. Do not allow the negative thought to even get a chance to settle into your mind and sabotage your goal. While writing this article I was listening to one of the top pop songs “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. The lyrics are: “Because I’m happy – clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth” and so on it continues to “Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do”. Yes! It’s amazing how quickly and easily we can change our state of mind by changing our physiology, simply by listening to an upbeat piece of music like that and you are immediately happier too.

Positive Thoughts: Contemplate:

• What drives you to a negative mental state? Perhaps you are surrounded by negative or pessimistic people?

How often do you listen to “Self talk” and replace negative thought with positive?

How do you keep in a state of Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)? e.g. Say daily affirmations or smile routinely.

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