by Adam Said
(Manchester U.K )
Economic uncertainty, security concerns, the end of the world and sweeping change throughout the Arab World. I could draw comparisons with what was going on in the world with my own life. I was next to broke, locked in a bitter legal conflict with my ex-wife, my boss is a narcissistic brutal dictator and I live in a crime infested area of the UK-where even the pigeons look a little shady. I guess I will not have to wait for the end of 2012. It already feels like Armageddon to me.
I formed a habit of whining and bemoaning my pitiful situation. To be honest I was utterly negative and I strongly believed that God,the world and providence were all conspiring together, to bring about my downfall. Yes I actually thought that fate an omnipotent being and the great big world had nothing else better to do than to bother themselves with little old me.
It all seemed a little unfair. I personally knew people who were very successful in life. They enjoyed prosperity, good relationships and had good stable jobs. So what the hell was wrong with me, don't I deserve a piece of the lucrative pie. The problem was exactly that; my negative thinking.
Whilst scouring the internet I discovered a number of websites that jumped out at me like a dirty flasher on a midnight stroll. Ok maybe not quite like that, but you catch my drift. One of them featured a book called 'As a Man Thinketh'. Scrambling for my cash card I immediately downloaded it on to my laptop and stayed up into the early hours devouring the contents.
It was written some time ago by a man called James Allan. Who I guess is an antiquated version of Anthony Robbins. The prose is a little baroque, but once you strip it down to its most basic elements, you begin to realise that all your thoughts and self-talk are manifested into a tangible reality. In other words you are what you think and if you think bad things,guess what? Bad things will happen to you. Yet if you think positively you will experience positive outcomes. It is as simple as a provincial barefoot hilbilly playing the banjo and shouting 'yeee haaa' as he tries to eat your foot.
So what is my success story. Well I am now positive most of the time and I have just successfully published my first novel-The Flames Of Perdition via Amazon. I am also close to quitting my dreadful job. Now it don't get better than that folks.
So stay positive think good thoughts about yourself and others. And who knows what might happen. You could become the next Warren Buffet-minus the bad glasses-or even the next major best-selling author. Well after me of course.
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