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Feb 12th

You are the programmer

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"Hello world!" It is the first line of code that someone starting out in computer programming will write. It is a very simple program that allows the programmer to see that the things that were wrote behind the curtain is now available for the whole world to see. This simple declaration serves notice to the world that a new programmer is now on the scene, and this new programmer is determined to leave his or her mark on those who will enter into their domain. This is true for people as well. Our brain is like a giant computer that runs on the programs we write every day. The world is the recipient of our programs whether they are good, bad or indifferent. To be most effective in life, we must keep some basic computer principles in mind.

First, you are the programmer. You are the one that will feed your brain the information that it needs to make your life successful. One of the saying in computer lingo is "garbage in, garbage out." This means if you only feed your brain junk, it can only produce junk. When you discipline yourself to feed your mind the most powerful, positive information available, it will produce the most positive, powerful outcomes. The things you listen to, watch, read, and the people you associate with are all a part of your input process. Remember, you are the programmer, and you determine what is and is not allowed in your life's computer program.

Secondly, write the program. This means take control of your life by actively steering it in the direction that you want to go. When you determine what you want your output to be, you are able write your life's plan to bring it to pass. Letting your life run on the default program that is created from life's mistakes, mishaps, and shortcomings is never good. If you do not write your positive life's story, the negative one will be the only one people read. Write the program! Establish a mission plan, write your personal vision statement and let your brain's computer produce the outcome your desire.

Finally, change the program. Programming is not a single action event. Programs constantly need changing. There are upgrades, new versions, and corrections that are needed. The environment that we live in is not static, so your life's program must continually evolve. No single event should be allowed to be the determining factor in your life. Mistakes happen. Bad things happen. Change the program. Those who rewrite their life's story, rewrite it to have a happy ending. We all have the power to change the negative program our life is running on to a better one.

You are the programmer, write the program. If you don't like the outcome, change the program. Your choices today will determine your output tomorrow. You have the power to rewrite your life's story. Input determines output so make sure you are feeding your brain

positive energy and information. Your senses are your input keyboard. What you see, hear, taste, and touch will be filed into your brain's computer, garbage in, garbage out. "Hello world" is your declaration to all that a better you is one the way because today you realize that you are the programmer!

Timothy Houston is an author, minister, and motivational speaker who is committed to guiding positive life changes in families and communities. To get copies of his books, for questions, comments or more information, go to

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