What We Think, Is What We Become

Control your mind, control your life.

Tom Stevenson
4 min readMar 5, 2019
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Our thoughts are more than just thoughts. They are what guide us through life and define us. They mould our view of the world and those around us.

It was the author, Napoleon Hill, who said that “whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” The mind is a powerful tool when it comes to aspiring to success.

If we believe we can be successful, more often than not, we will be successful. However, if we believe we won’t be successful, then we often fail. This doesn’t mean we are prophetic creatures, it simply means that we come to believe what rattles around inside our heads.

If you have a growth mindset, you will believe that you can work on improving yourself or that there is opportunity all around you. Whereas, if you have a fixed mindset, you believe you cannot change your capabilities and that there are limited opportunities to be had.

Buddha said “The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” There is truth in this statement. If you can control your mind, you can dictate the course of your life.

You can either be held captive by your thoughts or set free by them. Whichever one you choose will determine the quality of your life.