Monday, August 20, 2012

Marinate on This Mindset

I have recently been reminded of how our mindset affects our actions.....

 You will eventually become what you think. And you can't think one thing and become something else. If you allow yourself to think negative worried, fearful thoughts, then you will become a negative, worried, fearful person. You cannot think defeat and expect victory. You can't think poverty, and expect wealth. You can't think the worst, and expect the best. - excerpt from Joel Osteen's "Guarding Your Thoughts"

Top: Thrifted
Skirt: H&M
Bracelets: InPink/Forever 21
Bag: Prada
Shoes: Zara (On sale for 20 bucks!)
If you believe that you're gonna have a bad day, then guess what? Bad day happens. But it is because you choose to focus on all of the things that have gone wrong instead of the things that have turned out in your favor.

 I have struggled with not letting myself fall victim to "stinking thinking" (to the contrary of one of  my friends, she thinks that I am always upbeat, lol. #sucka) But we all have our moments and our days but you can't stay there.

"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23:7

"Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought."
Now think about that. You have the power to decide if you are going to be happy, sad, mad, joyful, etc. It doesn't just happen. YOU are the decider!

I have decided that I want to live in the spririt of gratefulness, even when things aren't particularly going my way. I believe that God wants to do great things for us and we in turn have to expect great things for ourselves. 

You will never pursue something that you don't think that you deserve. 
Now marinate on that...

"No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish." ~Napoleon Hill
My name is Juanette and I approve this message!


Candice said...

This was an on time word! Loves it.. You look fierce as always!

Lena's Blend said...

Absolutely adorable, so retro chic. Love the top AND the skirt. Reminds me of Lucille Ball, but better :-)

Anonymous said...

J'aime beaucoup, c'est magnifique!

YoyosFashions said...

you look adorable! I love this look! That skirt just gorgeous I cant wait till we get H&M here.

Carsedra McKoy said...

Great message and so on time!!

I love this look, the skirt is so pretty and the shoes are fab!!!

Carsedra of:

Ms. Tee said...

Thank you for sharing that was right in time. Love your has a 50s retro feel!

Nattypisces said...

I swear between you and GFS are both "friends in my head"!!!

Ondreu said...

I am in approval with you. I have just finished the Battlefield of the Mind so your words are right on time. Thanks for sharing

Sing said...

All of your pieces here are so nice and they are perfection together. Love the skirt especially.

Anonymous said...

Great post! I'm a firm believer that we are what we think. You're thoughts are very powerful. So if you want the best, you've got to focus on the best. It works too. When I'm filled with gratitude and focus on positive things, that's what I get. Our lives are our perceptions that means we can have whatever kind of life we say we have. :D

Ticka said...

Love the message!! I'm marinatin!!

Very cute skirt! Love how you popped the collar of that shirt too!

Marisa-Andrea said...

Well said! The beginning of each year I always get a sense of whatever God is going to work with me for the year and I call them my "spiritual themes." This year gratitude and optimism are two of mine. Negative thinking really does bring you down and before you know it, it spills over into everything. Even when things go wrong during the day, I try to focus on positivity and keep a grateful and humble spirit. I really enjoyed what you shared in this post. And your outfit is cute too! Those heels!!

Megs said...

True Story: I was just having this realization that I have this friend who uses me as her dumping ground for all of her negative energy and ONE PHRASE popped into my head: I am not here for that.

Yeah, I might be a regular reader. LOL!

Kerissa said...

Once again something for me to marinate on cause my thinking is foul :( Awful I know but I'm tired and so ready so move onnnnn but I'm going to reconsider what I keep . It isn't my time yet and not blame the economy, lolll!!
I loved this look especially the full skirt and shoes. Just because I'm curious where did you wear it?

Camila Maria said...

Good message!!!!!! It's right on point..I needed that... but man what a cute outfit!!!!!!!!!!!! Inspiring :)



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