10 Ways To Change Your STINKING Thinking

  1. Instead of thinking your problem is too tough, think about how to solve it.
  2. Instead of thinking your situation is bad, think about how to improve it.
  3. Instead of thinking you are not talented enough, think about how to be better.
  4. Instead of thinking you don’t have enough, think about how to get what you want.
  5. Instead of thinking you don’t know enough, think about how to find out.
  6. Instead of thinking you are out of shape, think about how to shape up.
  7. Instead of thinking about what you can’t do, think about what you can.
  8. Instead of thinking about what you don’t want, think about what you do.
  9. Instead of thinking your life should be easier, think about how to be more awesome.
  10. Instead of thinking your troubles are someone else’s fault, think about accepting responsibility.


Look at both sides of each sentence. Read the “Instead of,” until the comma.  Does that person sound like someone you know?

Now read the “think about,” until the period.  Does that sound like a person you would like to become?

The question is: Which way do you think?

The best news is that it is all under your control!  In the end, your success (or lack thereof) will be a product of how you think…Cogito ergo sum.   Control how you think, that will control how you act.  Control how you act, that will control how you get.

The more you think positively, the better you will get at it.  You have to find the time to do it. It you don’t think you have time, make time!  I wish I could say it as poetically, but I will let Thoreau handle that:

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

Earl Nightingale once said, “You become what you think about most of the time.”  If that is true, don’t waste your time thinking life should be easier, invest your time thinking about ways to be more valuable.

Food for thought!

Sifu Tony Child
Total Martial Arts