In many of the articles found on this blog I stress the idea that “the universe is mental, and the mind is all”. In other words, the mind is the foundation of everything in existence.
When I say that, sometimes, people have a hard time digesting what that really means. This is why I find it important to continuously demonstrate the power of the mind. Understanding how each one of your thoughts affects the dynamics of your reality will empower you to think more critically and act more deliberately.
Kai Greene, a 45-year-old Professional Bodybuilder, is someone who understands and uses the powers of the mind on a regular basis. He is one the most legendary bodybuilders of this generation with many achievements and accolades in the bodybuilding arena. One of his iconic slogans is “Thoughts Becomes Things”. When you watch Kai’s interviews or training sessions you will quickly realize he approaches bodybuilding like a scientist experimenting with dangerous chemicals. Every action is planned and deliberate.
Kai often rants on about how his physique is certainly a result of hard work and dedication, but more importantly it is the result of his thinking. His thoughts inspired the training, the training inspired the body. Before he looked like the massive melanated hulk from Wakanda he would admire and study other bodybuilders, then visualize himself with a supreme physique.
You will become what you think about.
Will you be like Kai Greene and use your thoughts as a tool to visual, plan, and manifest your future? Or will you allow your mind to be a liability, becoming your own worst enemy and saboteur of all that reeks of success and progress in your life?
Who is Kai Greene?
According to Kai Greene’s online biography found on officialkaigreene.com:
Kai was born July 12th in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of six, he became a ward of the state of New York due to a problematic home environment. For the next ten years, he would be in transitional placement moving from several foster homes to institutional placements. It was within this environment that he found weight training as his refuge.
Deep inside of his soul, there resided many talents that few people were aware of, most importantly, his burning desire to be a visual artist. His two worlds would eventually meet and interconnect as his body became the subject of study. He became his own living model. He utilized his physique to gain a greater understanding of space and movement, creating works of art that became increasingly detailed and complex over time.
His exponential growth and development drew the attention of his 7th grade English teacher. Since his school conduct was far below the expectations tolerated by the facility that housed him, Kai was introduced to the idea of teen competition. Because of his enthusiasm and desire to measure his physique against competitors his own age, bodybuilding became the behavior modification tool that would prevent Kai from becoming a so-called “statistic”.
Kai Greene Quotes About The Importance Of The Mind: Critical Thinking And Deliberate Action
“Thoughts become things.” – Kai Greene
“You have to think before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.” – Kai Greene
“The power of my mind allowed me to achieve what I imagined.” – Kai Greene
“The mind is everything. If you don’t believe you can do something, then you can’t. If you believe that your upbringing was substandard and therefore you have to walk around like a refugee from that crisis situation for the rest of your life, forever bearing the burden of that experience then that will be YOUR life.” – Kai Greene
“In the mind of every artist, there is a Masterpiece.” – Kai Greene
“Every word has a thought, that is tied to it. I think thinking is an action, its not just something that is separate from the body. Those champions that you celebrate are people that are visionaries, they are people that have the idea and they apply the effort and thought, and they follow through.” – Kai Greene
“It’s like you have to save your own life, nobody’s going to be able to save it for you. So we have to do what we have to do.” – Kai Greene
“I refuse to believe today will just be another day in my life. All that I am. All that I will become will be written through my thoughts and my actions. I’ve conditioned my mind. Trained my body. Sacrificed my soul. There will be obstacles. Doubters. Mistakes. But nothing comes to those who wait. Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Kai Greene
“Your mind must arrive at the destination before your life does.” – Kai Greene