Originally posted August 11, 2010
How can you shape your own destiny? Well, the answer is very simple. Practice gratitude. The rule is you become what you think about. So, if you’re focused on what is working in your life, then more of that is going to come into your life. You need to focus on what you like, what is right, what is working, who loves you. Basically, think about what makes you happy and what makes you feel grateful! If you think about these things, more of those things will come into your life. So your future becomes more and more what you like about your life.
Now let’s look at the other side of it. The drunk monkey in your head is doing all of that talking and all of that thinking. The drunk monkey is focused on what is not working, what you need to be afraid of and what you need to avoid. When you allow the drunk monkey to focus on all that stuff, it attracts more of it into your life. It’s attracting more of what you don’t want, so your life becomes progressively more difficult to deal with. What gratitude does is it literally turns your life in a direction that is more of what you want. It will shape your destiny in ways that you can’t even imagine. Your life is gonna become progressively more joyous as you are practicing gratitude.