Saturday, January 19, 2013

Never underestimate the power of the mind

One Saturday evening, my mum returned from the market and told me we were going to prepare catfish/turkey pepper soup and yam for dinner, instead of chicken stew like I thought. She bought some catfish which I was to cut and wash. Satisfied with the meal since it was faster to prepare, I took a knife from the knife block and began to cut the fish. I was a little careful so the knife would not cut me, although I had to apply a significant amount of pressure to get the knife through the slippery fish. I kept on cutting till I got to the last piece closest to the head which was the toughest. I struggled with it using my energy and was determined to pass the knife through it.

Lost in the battle between the knife and the slippery fish, I heard my mum's voice say to me, ''sorry dear, I didn't see those people who sharpen knives when I went out. Let me help you.'' This brought me out of the battlefield back to the kitchen where I was actually standing. "What!", I screamed in my mind still trying to process the news. I couldn't believe what I had just heard! I had been cutting the fish with the same blunt knife I complained about yesterday. The knife I swore I would not use again until it was sharpened! I thought it was sharpened, believed it was, and used it like it was. Even though I had to exert more force while cutting the catfish, it never crossed my mind that it was the same blunt knife I despised. I just kept on using it till I got the job done. If I had known that it was not sharpened, I would have complained while cutting the fish and I would have been slower and irritated. I used the same knife but got a different result because I had a different mindset. With the aid of my mind, the knife was able to do the job. Still puzzles me when I think of it.

This seemingly insignificant event buttresses the following popular sayings:
If you believe, you can achieve.
If you can think it, you can be it.

Thoughts become things.

Remez Sasson Quotes:
Your mind is the generator of failure, and also the generator of success.
When the mind thinks of success, the outside world mirrors these thoughts.Your thoughts and mental images create your circumstances. Master your thoughts and mental images, and you gain power over your circumstances.
What you get is determined by the scope of your thoughts. 

As you can all see, one's attitude is the most important element of success and success starts from mind.  

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  1. Replies
    1. You are welcome darl, great work on your blog! I hope Banky W takes you out on a date...winks

  2. I love this, never underestimate the power of the mind. True talk. Good one. (BM)

    1. Thanks dearie, you are also a living example. I see you anchoring top events in Nigeria in the future. Keep the positive mental attitude. Thumbs up!

  3. I'm glad i took a peep after seeing you on Myne's blog. Thumps up! I see the mind as a ballon. The bigger we stress it and use it, the larger the output. The human race is yet to imagine and process the treasure and richness in our mind!

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