“Every experience has shaped you, strengthened you, and set you up to take advantage of the future in a new and improved way.”
Did you know that on any given day the average person has anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts? That’s a lot of thoughts. What I finally realized was that one of the best things I could do was be mindful about the thoughts that were running through my mind every single day.
This was a realization I had because there were far too many days where I used to allow the wrong type of thoughts to run through my mind endlessly.
I am tired. I don’t feel like going to work today.
I can’t believe she said that.
I have way too much to do.
The weather is absolutely terrible today.
Often times these uncontrolled thoughts were negative and they would weigh me down and even ruin a perfectly good day. I knew that ideally I wanted to only focus on the moment in front of me and have very few thoughts that distracted me from successfully being able to do that. I also knew that meant I had to really start controlling the types of thoughts I was allowing to run through my mind.
I asked myself a couple of questions:
1. Was I focusing on the thoughts that would remind me of what was really possible and help me take steps forward in the right direction?
Sometimes, but not enough.
2. Was I focusing on thoughts that were doing nothing more than taking up precious space in my mind and ultimately weighing me down?
Yes, way too much.
So, I decided enough was enough and chose to move through the day differently.
I knew it was just a matter of me choosing to be thoughtful and focus on the right things. So, everyday I make a concerted effort to make sure that if I am having a thought, it is the right type of thought. Join me?
Here are some of my favorite thoughts that I focused on over the last couple of weeks and shared on the Facebook Possibility of Today Page.
5 Simple But Powerful Messages You Want to Keep of Mind Today (Part #2)
1. ”All that “Believe in Yourself” stuff actually works and can absolutely change your life.”
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