Most people put away some money into their savings account in the bank on a regular basis. This is a great idea for two reasons. Firstly, it gives them better opportunities for a more prosperous future. The interest also gets accrued and the balance appreciates if kept it in the bank longer. So what do I mean when I ask, what are you depositing in your mental bank?

Just like making a monetary deposit into a savings bank, every time you have a thought, say a word or visualise an image, you’re depositing into your mental bank. As the money in the savings bank begins to grow with interest, so do the thoughts, words and images you deposit in your mind.



Your mind is like a sponge, and it’s ready to soak up anything and everything it hears, thinks or sees. Don’t ever underestimate the power of suggestion. Whenever your subconscious mind accepts something and believes it to be true, it begins to act.

And when it takes action, it won’t stop till what it believes comes to pass. The only way to end the powerful manifestation ability of the subconscious mind is to change your belief, otherwise, what you believe will eventually become inevitable.

For example, you’re single and lonely and have been for a while. The longer you remain this way, the more you think you’ll never find someone. Without even being aware of it, while walking along the street, you see a happy couple and say to yourself, ‘I will always be alone’.

When you’re at home eating dinner, you see yourself sitting alone in the future eating dinner alone. You’ve just made two interest-bearing deposits into your mental bank, assuring your future alone.


By becoming consciously aware of your thoughts, words and feelings, you can gain a measure of control over the circumstances which occur in your reality. This takes time to master and won’t happen overnight.

Like anything else, you need to practice catching negative thoughts as they arise in the constant chatter of your mind. A great way to start the process of changing negative thoughts to positive ones is to give yourself an indicator or a sign to take notice of your thoughts at any given moment.

For example, when I was learning to catch the negative thoughts entering my mind, I used to carry around a golden crystal in my pocket. It was simply a sign to take notice of my thoughts whenever I looked at it, touched it or felt it in my pocket. When I realised my mind was wandering in the wrong direction, I would instantly replace those negative thoughts with positive affirmations or visualise an image of how I wanted my life to be.

I used to carry this medium size crystal so often. One time, I was asked to empty my pockets at the Singapore International Airport (stringent rules entering Singapore). It was then when I realized I had accidentally put the crystal in my pocket instead of my luggage. They wanted to know what it was and why was I carrying it.

As I paused to think of an appropriate answer, one of the security staff smilingly asked if it was my lucky crystal. I told him, yes it was. Singapore, like many other international airports these days, usually confiscates anything they’re remotely unsure about. Luckily, I was allowed to keep it since I had been carrying it for ages.


Just as it’s important to be mindful of your thoughts, you also need to pay careful attention to your words as they represent another way of making deposits in your mental bank. Words are doubly powerful as not only do you think about them as you say them, but they also carry sound energy which means you hear them as well as feel them.

The repetition of your own words has tremendous power over you, so you need to be conscious of every word you use. Positive affirmations are another great way to transmute negative words.

For example, you catch yourself saying in an unpleasant situation ‘Oh, this always happens to me’ and replace it with something more positive like ‘I learn from every situation and life just keeps getting better’. The repetition of positive words deposits itself in your mental bank and with time it draws interest or power and then becomes your dominant thought, permanently replacing the old negative thought.

In time, positive thoughts and words begin to dominate your mind, and this has the effect through the law of attraction in the universe to bring you circumstances and events that are of a more positive nature. In effect, the accumulation of positive thoughts, words and imagery get banked up in your mind. It also brings you exactly what you’ve been thinking about.

Like I mentioned earlier, it takes some time to get into the right positive mind frame. But all you need to do to begin is catch the negative thoughts and words as they come up. Replace them with something positive.

You can start by putting some notes up around the house or at work. This triggers you into positive action. You can also do what I did and get yourself a crystal or stone. Wear it around your neck or put it in your pocket. Then sit back and watch the interest build up in your mental bank. After that, all your withdrawals will be positive.


Anthony Hill

When you put together the sum total of my 30 years of bodybuilding training, the contests, the vast array of diets I have experimented (tortured) myself with as well as the experiences I have been through with various training partners in the gyms I have trained in all over the world, it’s been a great ride and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to do lots of personal training for private clients alongside my day job. For a few years during my 30’s, I moved to Asia and worked as the Fitness Manager and head personal trainer at one of Thailand’s leading gyms in Bangkok. Learn More

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