You Are What You Think You Are

If you think you can, you’re right.
If you think you can’t, you’re right.

Your thoughts, which you can control, will develop your character. It’ll also contribute heavily to all your circumstances in life.

By virtue of thought, you can live in ignorance and pain, or enlightenment and happiness.

If you think life’s problems are caused by external forces, then you haven’t realized the power of your own mind.

I’m in prison serving a 43 year sentence. I’ve never been happier. I’ve learned to control my mind. I can choose to focus on anything I want…regardless of my situation.

I refuse to be disillusioned by prison life. I’ve decided to make the most out of my life.

There was a time not too long ago, when my mind was my worst enemy. My thinking was 100% responsible for my incarceration, and all my misconduct while in prison. I was already in prison, and I continued to head in the wrong direction. (read my ebook Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary)

To change my life’s direction, I needed to control my mind and change how I thought. I slowly realized that I could improve the quality of my life if I could harness the power within my mind, and then focus that power in a positive direction.

The Department of Corrections refused to help me on my new found quest, because I have too much time. (read my blog: Rehabilitation, It’s My Choice)

I did not use the denial of self help programs as an excuse to give up. I know that I’m responsible for my life. I found ways to inspire positive thinking. I started to meditate as I reviewed my thoughts regularly. (read my blog: Inspiration Rocks)

As my positive behavior validated my new found power, I then asked myself, “What would happen if I had bigger thoughts? What would happen if I challenged myself like never before?”

Well my friends, we’re about to find out. My goals are huge! First and foremost I want to be the best husband, brother, son, nephew, cousin, grandson, uncle, and friend I can be.

Secondly, I want to be a multi-millionaire before I get out.

I have realized the power of the mind. I can have and achieve anything I want in life. There is no limit when it comes to what I can do.

If I think I can, I can!
If I think I can’t, I can’t!

And guess what?

Steven Jennings


Author: Steven & Suzie Jennings

She was raised as a Mormon, and he is a convict serving 43 years in prison. This blog offers a glimpse into two vastly different worlds that somehow came crashing together. Join them on their journey through prison life & married life.

2 thoughts

  1. WOW! I know now why our Father caused you to follow Whatever is your reason, our Father’s reasons are higher than yours. You are a vivid reminder of my brilliant grandson Cory–in prison he learned much, Unfortunately, Father chose to lift him up less than one year ago before he had the chance to accomplish as much as you have accomplished–he was just starting at the age of 26.
    I bring this up because I want you to know what Father has given to me about the mind of the human being. Perhaps you being older than Cory will be willing to grasp what Father wants you to grasp on this matter because, you are right–the human mind reigns in this world! Thus the colossal mess that surrounds us all!
    God? The Scriptures? Only a prop to support the Sovereignty of the human mind and our self-righteousness. But this thing of the mind is all a hoax to keep us away from the truth that shall set us fee!
    I have given up the power of my brilliant mind and chosen to humble myself in the sight of our Father/Creator–only our Father has the power to lift us up above our own selves!
    And so, it is my sincere desire that you continue to follow and reflect on what I record without thinking–believe me, the essence of my records do not originate in my brilliant mind even when I wish they did! Keep in touch! 🙂


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