Don’t Hit It in the Sand!

by Jeff C. Johnson

“The successful man keeps his mind fixed on what he wants in life—not what he doesn’t want.”
—Napoleon Hill

Over the years I’ve witnessed examples of success and failure in the lives of clients and in my own life. In reflection, I’ve come to realize that having no goals or plans, accepting random results, is a plan to fail.

I also believe negative thinking is a path to failure. Close your eyes right now and say to yourself, “Don’t think about the color blue,” and the only color you can see in your mind’s eye is blue!

More importantly! You have a pitching wedge in your hand, and you’re in the middle of the fairway and easily in range of the green. You think, “Don’t hit it in the sand, don’t go in the sand, stay out of the sand!” Guess where the golf ball goes?  IN THE SAND TRAP, OF COURSE!

Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or not, as you consider your life, family, your business, and your physical circumstances—focus your vision only on positive results.

Write down the goals you want to achieve and put these positive thoughts in your mind every morning and every night and throughout the day. Whether it’s financial goals, career directions, relationships, or your golf shots—put the power of positive thinking to work for you now and always.

In 2021, I’ll be thinking, “Hit the golf ball on the green!”

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Here are four of my favorite sources of positive thinking that I reread annually. Listen to or read one or more of these classics, and you will be rewarded.

The Power of Positive Thinking, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
The Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale
As a Man Thinketh, James Allen