How you feel (your emotions) are always tied to what you are thinking about. And did you know that thinking toxic thoughts can actually change the physical structure of your brain and influence the DNA that you pass down to the generations to come?

I started reading Dr. Caroline Leaf’s book, Switch On Your Brain and your thoughts are the most crucial key to your success. It’s time to be a thinking queen who is switches your thoughts to work for you and not against you. When you think positive thoughts, it produces positive components in your brain; your brain increases the quality of your thinking and vice versa for negative thoughts.

This scientific fact is proven in the proverb, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Whatever you’re thinking about is directing how you act and feel which will impact your character and lead you into your destiny.

You don’t have to be a victim to your thoughts because the greatest battlefield in your life is the battlefield of your mind. Fear, worry and doubt all begin in how you think and so does success, prosperity and change. You can’t choose what happens to you but you can choose how you respond to it with the power of your thoughts.

Your past hurts don’t have to define you; you can choose to think like a victim or a victor. Before you can become a millionaire, you have to think like one and you have to believe that you will become a millionaire. Before you become a wife, you have to embrace the thoughts of a wife. Before you have a prosperous career, you must expect to get that promotion and believe that you have the power inside of you to become successful at anything you do.

Your environment and your thoughts are directly associated with various diseases. You have to take control over what you’re choosing to think about. What you’re exposing yourself to also has a direct impact on how you think.

If you can’t see it in your mind, you can’t have it in your hand. Therefore, you have to think thoughts of love, power and of a sound mind because you were not created to fear. The opposite of fear is love. When you focus on being love and God’s eternal love for you, your fear will be crushed. Love is far more powerful than fear!

I want you to become a thinking queen and I want to challenge your thinking capacity. First off, as much as we love social media, take some time off of social media or at least decrease the amount of time you’re spending on it daily. You want to be able to think your own clear thoughts and social media is definitely affecting your ability to think your own powerful thoughts.

Second, filter what you watch and read. You cannot expect to become successful and have God’s favor on your side if you only expose yourself to nonsense that has nothing to do with what you want to achieve. Make it your mission to watch and read things that are going to grow you in character, vision and success.

Finally, take 5-15 minutes every day to have a “thinking like a queen” session. Direct your thoughts to focus on your hopes, dreams and desires manifesting. Turn off all distractions, sit in silence and make your vision real in your mind. I like to focus on God’s promises while I do this so that I don’t limit my thoughts. God is able to do infinitely more than I can imagine and I know that my faith is a key to unlock his power, therefore, I’m learning to go into my “thinking like a queen” sessions without any limits on my thoughts. If you’re sick, focus on being healed. If you’re broke, focus on being in abundance, if you’re lonely, focus on being with someone you love.

You’ll begin to feel differently in your body and your mind when you start to apply these principles. When you wake up in the morning, focus your thoughts on having something good happening to you and then start to declare that for your day. Speak out loud what you want to see, ask God for His favor and expect it to happen!

Hopeful thoughts lead to having an attitude of expectancy. You’re not going to get the job if you don’t expect it, you’re not going to have more than enough money if you don’t expect it, and you’re not going win if you expect to lose.

Being a queen starts with thinking like one.


Maria I. Melendez