We should always pay attention to our opinions: for example, if we believe that our health is important, we are more likely to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our brain processes over six thousand thoughts per day, so it goes without saying that it is essential that we increase the number of thoughts we have that can lead to “positive” action, and therefore great results. In order to guide our mind in the right direction, we first need to make sure it is focussed: if we understand who we are, and what are core values are, we will be able to steer the power of our thoughts in the right direction, because this knowledge makes it possible to reflect and think about the important things in life.
The more we focus on our core values (and consequently, on our thoughts), the stronger they will become, creating a virtuous cycle. So, the first step is to discover our true self. A good technique to do this is to examine the habits we have followed over the past five years, because our behaviour (or action) is not only capable of showing us which values have guided us over this period of time, but it is also able to sculpt our personality. Just like blood tests are the result of what we have eaten, drunk, or smoked, everything else is a consequence of our everyday actions. It is important to acknowledge this fact when planning our future, because it reinforces the idea that five years from now, we can be whoever we want to be, as long as we are mindful of the importance of our actions and choices.
The saying "it is never too late" is absolutely true: in order to do the right thing, all we have to do is understand what the right thing is, and there is no wrong time to make this decision. Regarding the choices we make, it is important to remember that the decisions that lead to success are always the most challenging: it is not easy to decide to leave a relationship, just as it is not easy to resign from a job. When making such important decisions, our reasons must be clear, and we must understand and accept them fully. We will only be able to take such tough measures, if we are completely certain about what needs to be done.