Hope 4/20/2019: Do Your Own Brainwashing

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become reality. -Earl Nightingale

Decide what it is you want, and then do your own brainwashing. It will work.

That is how I began my own transformation. I was tired of always wanting the results, but never seeing it come to fruition. There came a point in my life when I had enough and decided to take the appropriate steps toward change. And not just a minor change, I wanted to change almost everything.

I started with reading. I put down the fiction that for decades was my entertainment. No longer would I read solely for entertainment, instead I chose to read for improvement.

I looked in the mirror. I didn’t like what I saw. I was overweight. I began to exercise on a consistent basis. I changed my diet. I lost 50 pounds.

I began writing again. It was another dream from the past that through neglect had become dormant. I told myself no more. I would not let this dream be my great what-might-have-been. And so I began to write.

None of the results came overnight. Some I am still refining until I have my desired end result. No longer are these neglected seeds in the recesses of my mind. They have been planted, watered, and fertilized. They are all at different stages in their growth, but they are growing. I am growing.

The planting process isn’t done. I come across seeds every day. Some I discard. Some I plant in my mind to start a new process. After all, this is my evolution on the path to the most optimal life I can imagine. What seeds are you planting?


The Virtue of Hope

There is a belief by some that tomorrow will be better, that our future will be a little brighter. This hope is what spurns them to keep going even when the day is at its darkest. Without hope, we are lost.

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