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How to attain happiness

Updated on August 23, 2015
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Tatenda is an undergraduate law student from the University of Zimbabwe. He has a passion for personal development and entrepreneurship.

How to change our paradigm.

Life is beautiful. It should never be a bore. Our time here on earth should be full of joy, splendor, wholeness and advancement. I get a lot of people asking me why they should bother seeking the good things since, to them, life is a roller-coaster ride. My usual response is laughable to those who do not know the secrets to life, but for those who know them, this is the profound truth. I always say that our outside experiences are a mirror reflection of our inner-most thoughts. Our higher self. Our heart of hearts. In order to alter our circumstances in life, we need only look inside of us, and start from there.

Bob Proctor is a world renowned author and teacher on self-improvement. His philosophies are based on the teachings of Napoleon Hill, who studied and interviewed the richest people in America in the 1900s in order to come up with a practical philosophy on success. He published his findings in the best-selling book called "Think and grow rich". These men have one resounding belief: we can change our lives by changing the way we think. Proctor is one of my favorite teachers on the subject of personal development. I understood one idea and it literally changed my life.

What I understood

We can change our lives by changing the way we think!

This idea is well known but misunderstood. What we think is not what we tell people we think. I am referring to the content of our innermost thoughts, our heart of hearts. Our sub-conscious mind literally controls our thoughts, our thoughts control our behavior, our behavior changes the way we feel about ourselves, and how we view the world around us. We are therefore the product of our paradigms, or the programs and ideas drilled in our heads from birth. Negative suggestions about life. How wealth is evil. How happiness is a fallacy. How love is very hard to find. All these suggestions determine how we feel about such delicate issues.

We have the ability to reprogram our sub-conscious mind through repetitive positive thought patterns. Find a way to suggest the good you desire on a consistent basis. Write on a piece of paper some affirmations for reading aloud to yourself in the morning. Or you could record some affirmations on your computer for your listening pleasure. The mind trusts your voice more than anyone's.

Be a positive person. Choosing to focus on positive and progressive thoughts will surely do you more good than harm.

© 2015 Tatenda Mugara


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    • FletcherJ1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tatenda Mugara 

      3 years ago from Harare, Zimbabwe

      Glad you appreciated it!

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      3 years ago

      Wow! Your insights really caught me by surprise.


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