While I continue to read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, I was struck by a quote in the auto-suggestion lesson in chapter three. Our thoughts are seeds to a harvest of what we create with our minds. If we are a positive thinkers, we will have a great positive life. If we are a negative thinkers we will attract more and more heart ache and pain into our lives. So, if thoughts are seeds, do you grow flowers or weeds?
We have all noticed driving through most our towns and cities the difference between a kept lot versus an unkept lot. A kept lot was planted with seeds of a beautiful landscape. Beautiful flowers and scrubs with lush green grass and gorgeous strong trees. A beautiful masterpiece where you would want to take a peaceful walk, lie down under a tree and read a book or sit to just soak in the beauty.
We also notice the abandoned lots with no care. They are over grown with weeds, vines chocking the dying trees and a habitat for rats, snakes and some other unpleasant critters. There is nothing inviting to want to stay here or walk here for fear of being bit by something. We notice there was no care given to this lot and the negative has consumed the landscape.
Our thoughts are the same as these seeds planted on both lots. Our positive thoughts bring beauty and attract people who want to be around us. We bring value and an uplifting spirit with our thoughts and inspire those that want the same peace. Negative thoughts bring drama and chaos. We repel others with our unsightly lives. Our seeds grow weeds and attract more negative to our lives. The only people we find in our lives are weed seed sowers themselves. Remember misery loves company.
Why the difference in the two lots? Both have soil to grow beauty or grow unsightly weeds. Everyone’s mind has the ability to think positive thoughts or negative thoughts, same minds. It is our choice to grow flowers or weeds, which do you want to grow?
“Recall what has been said about the subconscious mind resembling a fertile garden spot, in which weeds will grow in abundance, if the seeds of more desirable crops are not sown therein.”—Napoleon Hill
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Tim Wilhoit is owner/principal of Your Friend 4 Life Insurance Agency in Nashville, TN. He is a family man, father of 3, grandfather of 2, entrepreneur, insurance agent, life insurance broker, employee benefit specialist, salesman, sales trainer, recruiter, public speaker, blogger, author and team leader with over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing in the insurance and beverage industries.