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Science has recently come forward with evidence of how powerful the mind is in shaping our reality. It’s easy to dismiss it as hocus pocus, but I’ve come to realize this principle in my own life and have no doubt it’s true.

Different disciplines have called it different things; the pious—faith, psychologists—the power of positive thinking and the newest thought movement—The Law of Attraction. Call it whatever you wish, it’s real. Think you can’t find love, you won’t. Think it’s hard to lose weight, it will be. Think you can’t succeed; your failure is almost assured.

For me, an interest came about when I started to notice there was a “randomness” to life. Some were happy, some were succeeding, some lost weight when they wanted to. On the flipside there were hoards of other people who were floundering. I wondered why. Was it really random? What was making the difference?

As I began to look around, and pay attention, which is very important, the awareness came to me that it wasn’t just blind luck for many of them. I noticed a pattern emerging. What was the pattern?


People who had made up their minds to do something… did it. People who didn’t fear, went out and accomplished what others feared they couldn’t. It was their belief (or their thought life) that made all the difference. Ask people who have mastered their thoughts how they are going to accomplish something and oftentimes they don’t know, but they have full faith that it will get done. They are the visionaries; people who change the world, but they are also every day people accomplishing the things they set out to do—living great lives and impacting their communities. The principle works the same for all.

A negative belief is like a weed. If not checked in its beginning stages, soon it will overtake the entire garden. As soon as you hear the voice telling you that you can’t do something, take the time to examine it. Why can’t you? Is there at least one person somewhere doing it? If they can, why can’t you?

There’s a ton of information out there that explains the power of our thoughts. If you find yourself stuck and wondering why things aren’t going well for you, you may want to examine this principle. Scripture says: As a man thinketh, so shall he become. We become what we think. Period. I have worked diligently to master my thoughts and let this principle govern my life. For me, it has made all the difference.

To Your Journey,


Tonya Lampley is a fiction author. She writes about life, love and the journey. Her debut novel was titled A Taste of Love and was a 2012 NIEA finalist. Her second book is titled Indiscretion and is currently available on Amazon. For more information about Tonya and her works please visit www.TonyaLampley.com.