It takes just one thought to change your life.

Orville Wright had a thought that changed the way we travel.

Thomas Edison’s thoughts light up our world.

Stephanie Kwolek’s thoughts save lives every day. She invented Kevlar.

Sometimes a persons thoughts can change how millions live. And sometimes a thought can simply change the way we feel in the moment. They are equally important.

It’s important to change your thoughts if they are making you feel unhappy. It’s important to change your thought if  fear is getting in the way.

For the woman who is afraid of driving over bridges, changing a thought can allow her to visit her family and friends without panic.

For the man who get’s anxious speaking up at meetings, changing his thoughts can help him feel more confident.

For the child who is embarrassed about stuttering, changing his thoughts can help him feel more comfortable speaking to friends.


Think of a thought that you want to change.

Maybe it’s a thought about a long-standing fear.

Maybe it’s a belief that you no longer want to hold on to.

ASK YOURSELF: If I didn’t have this fear or limiting belief, how would my life be different?


Find ways to change one of your negative thoughts. Searching on Google is a great start.

Take action. Take what you have learned and apply it to that negative thought.

Surprise yourself tomorrow.

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16 Responses to Change One Thought And Surprise Yourself

  1. Susan Cooper says:

    That is so true. Our thoughts can change so much if you just let them. I fear that all my work on my blog will be for not, that it’s not something that will be good enough or helpful. When I consider where I started and where I am now, I can see the difference and it feels better. I then realize that my determination, desire, persistence with patience will pay off in the end. I need to set fear aside, keep learning see where it takes me. 🙂

  2. Bethany Lee says:

    This is a superb post!
    Putting this idea in the framework of those people who had just one thought that they chased after and that ended up changing the world, was very powerful. If these people’s single thoughts can change the world, then at the very least, I can change my world/my life with my own thoughts. Very convincing Wendy!

  3. Bindhurani says:

    I am using this idea to tame my fear of not being crafty enough to get sales on Etsy. I am continuously adding more items to the shop, and trying to market myself. I know, in this journey, I will be alone.

  4. You are wise to share about the power of thoughts. They determine our altitude in life. Low thinking you won’t go very far, higher thinking we can soar 🙂

    • Helmy says:

      So many people that I know are being aeefctfd by this disease, It’s good to see others share their talents and warmth to bring a smile and hope for others. Thank you!

  5. Nicole says:

    Wendy – so true! We create our own barriers. And changing the way we think about life is the first step.

  6. Wendy says:

    I think that for some people it’s easier to make an airplane out of Popsicle sticks than to remember to change the way we think lol!

  7. Hi Wendy: It is so true that our thoughts can limit us. I have so many responsibilities that sometimes (and often) they get in the way of my progressing with my work. I feel selfish when I put myself first, but I guess that’s what I need to do to get this book written!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Wendy says:

      Doreen, it’s never selfish to spend time doing something you want to do. I wonder if you are expecting that you need huge blocks of time to work on your book. I wonder what would happen if you decided to work on it 3 days a week, say, for 1/2 hour each day?

  8. Wendy, I often meditate about how to free my mind from all barriers and inhibitions. Thinking this way has enabled me to overcome many seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Great post.

  9. Wendy says:

    Henry, I’ve heard so much about the power of meditation. I know how it’s changed the direction of people’s lives and clearly you are a great example!

  10. Barend says:

    Hi Wendy!!! I thought to just say thank you for this lovely article!! Have a stunning weekend – I’m still listening to your mp3 some nights when I can’t sleep …. My jars are so many lol

  11. Wendy says:

    Hello Barend! Glad you are getting good use out of my MP3 🙂
    You are quite lucky because I stopped giving it away recently.
    I’m really enjoying your positive thinking blog by-the-way. I like the variety of your articles.

  12. Bindhurani says:

    I am changing my thought about the Etsy shop. I am going to think that I will be able to make it a great success by making a lot of people happy

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