Summer Success Series: Protect Your Mind!

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste!

Remember that slogan from the Anti-Drug use campaign?   Simple but powerful.

But you don’t have to be on drugs to waste your mind.   Your mind can get wasted just as bad — if not worse — by negativity and bad influences.

The most important asset you have in your success journey is your mind, your psyche.    If you become what you think about all the time … if what you focus on expands … if you’re ultimate results are driven by how you respond and think about what happens to you …

… then your mind and the “shape” that it’s in is critical.

Attitude is everything.

You’ve heard that one a million times.   But what determines attitude?  Your mind.  Your predominant thoughts.   Your beliefs.   Your feelings.    All of which determine your Actions (or Inactions).   Which, of course, create your Results.

But it all starts with Thought.   And when it comes to Thoughts, GIGO is unforgivingly true — Garbage In Garbage Out.

Where does the “garbage” come from?   This list is painfully long — television, movies, radio, music, trashy novels, negative people (friends, family, spouses, co-workers, religious leaders, etc.), negative life experiences that you haven’t put in context, and the list goes on.

The battle for your mind is constantly raging….


Here’s the good news:  Each of us can take control of what goes into our mind.   We can hire a new gatekeeper — a Goalie even! — to keep the Garbage and the Negativity out.   And only let the Empowering and Positive stuff in.

After all, your ultimate outcome in life will be the sum total of the people you associate with and the books/audios/videos you read/listen to/watch.    But YOU are in control!

This Summer I challenge you to Clean House!   Eliminate and/or limit all sources of negativity.   And make an “Active Choice” to identify sources of Empowerment and Positive Personal Development — and FEAST on that!

With a strong diet of Positive & Empowering, you’ll be amazed at your results.    Your life will change almost before your eyes — first, because you’ll be Seeing your world differently, and later because it will actually BECOME different.

You’re world and results will be different because you will be different — more positive, more enthusiastic, more encouraging, more solution-oriented, more possibility-minded — and, ultimately, more attractive.   And that attraction will begin to draw to you the people, circumstances, and opportunities that will create your best results ever!

Protect Your Mind — it’s your ticket to ride!


(Go ahead, Post a Comment!   Share your thoughts on this topic …. )


Where’s T.Gray channeling HIS positive energy?



Filed under Biz, Family, Just Life, Spirituality

8 responses to “Summer Success Series: Protect Your Mind!

  1. Theresa Truhe

    Today I encountered a violent opposition from a mediocre mind.
    What is the answer? Next!!!!

    • Amen! Far too often, we “park” and dwell on the opposition — forgetting that when 2 people are talking, one is buying and the other is selling! Do you want to “buy” mediocrity? You made the right move, Theresa!

  2. Theresa Truhe

    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

    ***Albert Einstein***

  3. Carl Mitchell

    Excellently written. Always timely truth and advice!

  4. Today I received on of those attachments with a pink heart and words of wisdom. It didn’t say who the author is,but here is on quote that goes along with protecting your mind:
    The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

  5. Julie Krueger

    I’ve been working daily on cleaning my house. Now it’s time to layoff the old gatekeeper and hire a new one! So, I put Good GI and get Good GO.

  6. Pari Allen

    “Protect your mind-it’s your ticket to ride”, I love that!!

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