You Are What You Think

I read a short anecdote by John Lennon the other day.

He wrote about how his mother always told him that the key to life was happiness.

Later at school when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up he said he wanted to be ‘happy’.

The teacher replied that he didn’t understand the assignment, and he apparently retorted that she didn’t understand life!

When I was young my ideas about the future weren’t very clear.

I was told that the key was to do something that you loved.

This is probably why John Lennon’s quote struck me.

I knew I wanted to be happy, yet it wasn’t obvious to me how I would achieve that.

Some of my friends had clear-cut plans, although, in the long run, some plans proved better than others.

I remember hearing that “A fool with a plan can beat a genius without a plan”, [1] and I felt like a fool without a plan.

I had no clue where to begin.

The good news is that I eventually understood that the birth of anybody’s destiny lies in a thought.

You will become what you think, that is to say the ideas that you follow will evolve into your life.

According to Liggy Webb, [2] the order goes roughly like this: Thoughts become emotions, then turn into words, these fuel actions and actions become habits.

Habits become character and character defines destiny….This is why we must take care what thoughts we think.

We control our happiness, our lives….we make the choices, millions of little choices every day of our lives.

These choices are how we got here and determine who we are…

Today I am a sculptor, this is what I always wanted for better or for worse

It is never too late to decide who you want to be!

I have finally understood that all you need to do is to think it, dream it, discuss it and then become it….whatever it may be.

By Boky and Blake

[1] T. Boone Pickens

[2] Webb, L.(2012) How to be Happy, Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Capstone Publishing