The Cause and Effects of Life

“Our life is a product of our decisions not our conditions.”

No matter where you are in life, you’ve made an appointment to be here. It’s our thoughts that determine our reality. Everything around us sustaining and aiding life was once just a thought. The same goes for our life.

“Whether you can or you can’t, it’s whichever you think!”

If you change your thoughts, it will change your life. Our thoughts affect our actions and our actions determine our life. Instead of thinking of all the obstacles between you and your goals, think of all the opportunity between you and your goals. Force yourself to turn the 80% of negative self-talk into 80% of positive self-talk. The internal controls the external, not the other way around.

Your thoughts are the cause and your life is the effect. If you wish to change the effect, you must first change the cause. Today I ask you to take control of your thoughts. Eliminate negative self-talk and choose positivity no matter what. Obstacles only exist in the mind – in actuality it’s opportunity waiting for you to take action.

The cause and effects of life depends on your thoughts.

 All my love,

Tony Gaskins Jr., motivational speaker & author.


  • Jessica

    simple and helpful. thank you!

  • Lynn

    Awesome!! Totally true!

  • Jaimee Israel Austria

    nice message…God bless!!!

  • Daniela

    Thank you so much:)

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  • Miriam

    I get it, but what can u do when theres deppresion? Please reply someone??

  • Mack

    Miriam, when there is depression ONLY think of the things you are grateful for. Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative….and don’t mess with mr in-between 🙂

    Also to be less depressed we have to forget our suffering and focus on the suffering of others. Only through helping others do we truely allow our light to shine.

    I hope this seems approachable and I hope it helps…*hugs @ Miriam*

  • Hilda

    @Miriam depression is also a thought which is causing an upset in ur mood. Whatever issue is that is causing the depression deal with it head on have faith choose a friend or family member and let it out … Cry it out trust me u’ll laugh about it later …. Start appreciating the little things like the sunshine in spring the rain that cools down the heat and stay positive watever u do! I kno its easier said than done but u’re stronger than u give urself credit for… All the best much love and prayers to u xxx

  • Tina

    @Miriam…anytime you feel depressed, say to yourself STOP and replace that negative down feeling with something that you enjoy or have liked or think of a situation where you were happy and focus on that…also do breathing exercises, focus on your breath and take the thoughts away from what is causing you to feel depressed…hope this helps…believe me most of us have to learn to overcome sad thoughts…but it can be done…good luck

  • A.W.

    @Miriam I too suffered from small bouts of depression until I realized that “I” was the only person that could control it. If it’s biological, seek help. But if it’s self-created depression, here are some things that have help me… I created my own self-sabotaging behavior on account of things that didn’t work out in my life. One day I just got so fed up and so “tired of being tired” that I forced myself to be grateful and enjoy the little things in life… a beautiful sunrise, a walk, terrific for getting rid of depression, a loving family, even simple yoga stretches with peaceful music to clear my mind. I learned to replace that inner voice of “negative talk” with positive quotes and affirmations. I now try to control what I can, and let go of what I can’t and it’s made me a much “happier” person. I hope this helps, but one step at a time, one day at a time.