Keith Everett

Turning Poison Into Peaches

Each and every one of us has a mental medicine cabinet that controls our lives. Many of us are totally unaware of the daily poisonous drip we allow to filter through our brains into our nervous system.

Your nervous system is your body’s command center. Originating from your brain, it controls your movements, your thoughts, and your automatic responses to the world around you.

Every day, sometimes all day, we feed this poison into our system, unknowingly killing off any chances of getting the very things we would like to have. We systematically poison our minds with..


Your thoughts create your feelings, your feelings create your actions, your actions create your habits. Your habits created your current situation. right now you are the sum total of all your actions and habits.

Are you habitually poisoning your mind?.

Let’s look at some bad habits:

Fear, Procrastination, lack of self-confidence, lack of self-worth, low self-esteem, imposter syndrome, lack of commitment?. I could go on and on. These are not physical things handcuffing us to poverty or a lack of better things, they are a mental condition we allow to affect us by our thoughts.

Our inner chatter is gradually creating our future, what we let those words tell us and convince us of, we become.

Thoughts are things..

Although your thoughts appear to come out of nowhere, and even scientists are unsure, thoughts are thought to come from neuron activity in the brain. Many thoughts are things we have habitually fed our minds. They become memories that we constantly draw on.

For instance, if you tell yourself you are afraid of spiders. The next time you see a spider, you will immediately start to relive those memories of fear. In order to release that fear, we need to see the problem differently.

See the spider dressed as a pirate, imagine that 8 legged super-fast bug playing golf. Release the fear and see the funny side. In fact, for less stress, see the funny side of most things… (not everything of course).

If you tell yourself long enough that you can’t do something, guess what?, you can’t

If you tell yourself long enough that you are no good, guess what?, you’ll feel like cr*p and people will treat you like it.

Our biggest enemy on this planet is not other people, it’s us. What we tell and convince ourselves of we are, we eventually become, how we view ourselves.

Super confident people aren’t magical. They just believe that they are super confident

Why Let Anything Affect you?

You let things happen to you. You allow people to treat you the way you do. You allow negative thoughts to keep appearing in your mind, you have let go of control.

For instance: Things can only affect you if you let them. Low self-esteem tends to be the root cause of most of our inner problems.

SO, how can we turn Poison into other words, bad into good.?

Reverse your thinking. Every time something doesn’t work out for me. I think “Things didn’t work out this time because something better is waiting to appear.”.

Every time you have to work a little bit harder, you grow another inch. In other words, by combatting problems and overcoming them, you are becoming a better person.

WORDS!. Yes, the very same things that can destroy you, can also build you up. Reverse the chatter in your head. Instead of “I can’t do that”, think “Of course I can do that. I can do anything. Replace all negative incoming words with positives..

It takes time. Rome wasn’t built in a day. You can’t turn poison into peaches overnight.

Have a good day.

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P.S One of the best books I know to combat low self-esteem is “Love Yourself Deeply” by Rebecca Collins. It’s primarily aimed at women, but it works for men too. After all, low self-esteem, low self-worth and self-confidence is a universal problem.


  • Thanks for the great article, it’s great reinforcement for me. Up until the last year or so, I could have been the poster girl for your article! I have been working HARD to get rid of my stinkin thinkin ..but WORDS creep in my head. You are a failure, that person will only hurt you etc. Thanks for the encouragement!