There are some things in life that we cannot change. For example, we cannot change our genes. Genes from our parents are sorted in particular ways to create a completely unique human being. We are the result of that process and have no control over it. It’s out of our hands. We don’t control our own individual creation process.

There are some things we can’t control. For everything else, our mindset determines our outcomes.

There is an ancient wise saying:

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. 

I think that simple saying right there is one of the most powerful statements I have ever heard. Listening to it will shape your life.

It’s not only an ancient saying, a lot of work in the social sciences today affirms this truth.

What does this ancient wisdom really mean?

It speaks of mindset or paradigm. A person’s mindset is a reflection of who he is now and determines who he will become tomorrow. Not only so, a person’s mindset determines how we act or what we will do. As a result, our mindset determines what we will have or do.

Be, do, have. Our mindset determines all of that.

The way we think changes everything. Yes, there are many things outside our control. We all know that. Yet we all know that success in life depends not so much on the things that happen to you but on how you handle what happens to you.

The greatest thing that can happen turn a person’s life around is a paradigm shift that helps the person align their life with the right principles. Some people call that process renewing the mind. Others call it a paradigm shift. Yet others call it changing your belief systems. Whatever name you chose to call this process, I highly recommend pursuing it with all of one’s heart.