Updated: Apr 4
Revolution: an overthrow or repudiation, or the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
A sudden, complete or marked change in something. (dictionary.com).
History is replete with numerous accounts of violent and bloody revolutions that toppled governments, destabilized regimes and abolished slavery. Each of these uprisings brought much-needed order to chaotic, oppressive or otherwise dehumanizing situations. In almost all cases, the lives of those impacted by these revolutions changed for the better, even though they had to deal with the harshness and inconvenience of the battle. If you want better you must fight for it.
From as far back as the earliest documented aspects of history, wars were fought to bring about societal, political and personal transformational change. It is impossible to institute sustained change in a corporation, society or nation without first changing the people. For sustained transformation to occur, the collective consciousness of the people has to first be reprogrammed.
As it is with a nation, so it is with the individual. As the popular saying goes, the only constant in the world is change, but to adapt to the fluidity of the changing tides of our time, we must also be willing to change ourselves. That change begins with the mind. The mind is the house of our thoughts, will and emotions. Therefore everything that we are and do flows from it.
You are a product of your own thoughts.
Author James Allen, who is also touted as the pioneer of the self-help movement, wrote, “A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” He goes on to say that whatever a man achieves or fails to achieve is a direct result of his own thoughts.
Not much has ever been achieved in history outside of our thoughts which begin in the mind. Therefore to experience the changes that we want to see in our lives and our world, we must first begin by changing our thinking.
The mind governed by negative thoughts is death, but the mind governed by right thinking is life and peace.
Who or what’s governing your mind? What are your dominant thoughts? Where do you place your focus? Your thoughts and beliefs shape your habits and become a pattern that creates your unique mindset. Your mindset determines your actions, reactions and tendencies that lead to the decisions you make about your life. Have your decisions taken you in the direction that you truly want to go? Are you doing the things that you want to do? Are you where you want to be in life?
If you are, give yourself a high five and tell yourself that you are awesome. If you’re not where you want to be in life, can you identify the areas where your mindset is holding you back? The least explored frontier of our existence is the mind, or inner space, as I like to call it. What's inside manifests outside and shapes your life. Why aren’t you getting the results that you want in your life? Why do you repeat the same cycles and patterns year after year?
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. (Robert Nesta (Bob) Marley).
In my book, Quiet Moments, I talk about the necessity of letting go of some people, things, and old mindsets to progress into new dimensions of living to experience your best life. In that book, I said you would have to let go of old ways of thinking and doing things, including cultural and family influences, renewing your mind, or rewiring your brain to think differently. You have to learn new ways of thinking and institute a new mental regime that will put your inner brilliance on display.
Stage a coup to emancipate yourself from mental slavery. Join the revolution by ordering the audio of my webinar Reassess. Recalibrate. Reset, where you will get the tools to overthrow the diabolical enemies that have been oppressing you and keeping you on lockdown. It’s time to think for a change!
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