This is an old adage. For millenia philosophers, sages and ordinary folk understand on a fundamental level that everything begins and ends in the mind.
We are talking about thinking. Not magical thinking or wishes. This is thinking with action.
It’s making up our minds and acting on it.
Of course this is simpler said than done. If you are fed up with the same negative results over and over again then it’s time to change some small action. One small change will kick in the domino effect. One thing affects another and so on.
Keep in mind it takes about six weeks for any change to become effective. So have patience.
Change demands boundaries and commitment and movement in a gentle way. In a non-judgemental way.
It’s OK if you fall short of your objective. It’s OK if you start again from square one. It’s OK if you re-adjust again and again to get to your objective.
Just start and try. You can always change your mind.
My definition of success is different from your definition of success.
Perhaps you want financial success, or health success or relationship success. What ever it is you want there is one truth that applies to all success.
You have to be willing to make effort in transformation.
Transforming your self means to change. Change is not easy. We naturally resist change even when it is good for us.
Success is guaranteed by steady transforming actions. Learning from each situation will slowly bring success. Taking risks will bring success. Getting out of your comfort zone will bring success.
The willingness to hold your own hand in personal transformation will bring success. Looking negativity in the eye will bring success.
Define your idea of success and bring up what needs to be transformed.
Be the creature you want to be. Go ahead, it won’t hurt. A little scary maybe but what you become will out weight any fear you have been holding.