How to Better Your Circumstances

Thoughts Become Things

I have been saying this for a long time, and mostly to myself:

“Everything is so mental.”

Maybe it’s because I’m the Cardinal air sign, the balanced Libra. Maybe it’s because I enjoy analyzing and getting to the bottom of things. Maybe it’s because I’m the world’s biggest bumbling idiot who can’t get out of his own way. Maybe at some point I was and still AM all those things. Maybe.

See what I mean? Ha, all jokes aside though, you are only made of the thoughts that consume your mind.

“Having conceived of his purpose, a man should mentally mark out a straight pathway to its achievement, looking neither to the right nor the left.


Until the day we can link our thought to purpose, there really is no intelligent accomplishment. The purpose of thought is to give man something to do.

This is the differentiating piece between humans and animals; animals run on instinct whereas we humans are literally mentally conscious of what we do in each moment, MOST of the time.

“Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself,” says James Allen continuing, “thought and character are one, and as character can only manifest and discover itself through environment and circumstance, the outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously linked to his inner state.”

“The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant external conditions are factors, which make for the ultimate good of the individual. As the reaper of his own harvest, man learns both by suffering and bliss.”

As a man thinketh

We are anxious, so very anxious to improve our circumstances but so also so very anxious to not do anything to actually improve ourselves. This is where anxiety creeps in.

This is ‘harmonious’ with last weeks article in which we talked about being full of quality. You will never be paid more than what you deserve. This is also in our thought patterns. Our thought patterns make sure that what is thought comes to life. This is the energy that we receive from thought that becomes emotion/feeling, which is the precursor to action.

The catch?

We do not attract what we want, we attract what we ARE.

Man is typically fighting against his circumstances, when his circumstances are just an after effect of his inner thoughts. The soul attracts what it harbors, that which it secretly loves and that also which it fears.

We must remember that it is impossible for good thoughts and actions to produce bad results. This is the same as the law that it’s impossible for bad thoughts and actions to produce good results.

“Nature helps every man to the gratification of the thoughts, which he most encourages, and opportunities are presented which will most speedily bring to the surface both the good and evil thoughts.”

as a man thinketh


  • Thoughts will always seek to manifest
  • You make your circumstances, not the other way around
  • The overall quality of your thoughts is exactly the price of your character, and that’s exactly why you have or don’t have what’s in your life
  • If you want to improve your circumstances, improve yourself

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Published by James Taylor

Dedicated to changing the world by changing myself. Actions speak louder than words and the mind is the battlefield through which all wars are won. It cannot happen outside before it happens inside. What you believe, you can achieve.

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