My mind had absorbed so much negativity that my self-destructive thoughts drove me to attempt suicide.
My mother stayed in her violent, abusive relationship because her thoughts kept her from considering any real alternatives.
In both our cases, it was the same type of negative thoughts that kept us from making positive changes and pursuing the life we really wanted.
We had both fallen prey to faulty and harmful thinking patterns.
Once I realized just how powerful my thoughts were, everything changed.
I figured out that if I wanted to transform my life, I needed to take charge of my thoughts and gain control over my mind.
As I began to refine my thoughts and construct an entirely new worldview, I started to experience profound results in my life.
A few months later I reconnected with a girl I dated in high school a couple years earlier. Although we had nothing in common, I had always been drawn to her.
She was a good person, the kind of person I would have liked to have been. We started dating again, and I would eventually marry her.