According to the Cleveland Clinic, 80 percent of our thoughts are negative.
Willie Nelson was right: “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
Let me help. Here are a few positive thoughts that will shape your future. When you have a few moments alone, perhaps driving in your car or between meetings, repeat these statements. Make them your own.
- I can overcome.
- Yesterday is not my future.
- My mistakes do not define me.
To the church of Philippi, Paul had much to say about our thought lives.
“Do not be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:8).
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (Philippians 4:8).
Recovery Step: Quit thinking about where you’ve been and start thinking about where you’re going.