One of the areas one needs to take an initiative to work on when one intends to change the course of one’s life is in one’s thinking.
‘You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts will take you.’ – James Allen.
Our thinking plays a pivotal role in creating the people we become. This is true and confirmed by the wise King Solomon when he said in his writing that ‘As a man thinks his heart, so is he.’ You are your thoughts.
If you believe you can, or you believe you can’t, you are right. The question then should be, ‘what informs our thoughts or our thinking? You need to be purposive, intentional and consistent when it comes to what you think, you cannot expect the next person to do it for you.
In this blog post I would like to share 3 Thoughts that I believe will change the way you think.
‘Life consists of what a man is thinking about all day.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson
1. Monitor Your Thoughts Do you monitor what you think about, or does your thoughts happen by default? The first step would be to structure your thoughts by putting a filter for thoughts you want to allow to stay, thoughts are like a fly, they fly over your head, at times sit, but you really are the one with control either to fan them away or allow them to stick. This is important because your thoughts control how you feel, they feed your mind with ideas that may not make you feel good but on the other hand they have the ability to help you cat in a way that is in consistence with the person you are becoming.
2. Make time for thinking
Have a time and place to think, your thoughts magnifies what you want to see.
Find a quiet place where you can process your thoughts, daily.
Bookend your thinking, start of your day with a few minutes of thinking, look at the day at a glance: put a thought on the events of the day, what will your learning moments be?, and what do they demand from you, so that by the time you experience something you have already thought it through.
This will help you evaluate to your thoughts as to what forms them and if they are headed in the direction you want to go.
Making time for your thinking helps you to avoid distractions.
3. Write down your thoughts,
This will help you to not only document your thoughts, but will also help you measure your growth and what you were experiencing at a certain point in your life.
In your writing explore more options, look for more than the easy, conventional way of doing things.
As you write down your thoughts, they become untangled, which helps you understand how one piece of the puzzle needs the other pieces for it to come together, the other pieces might be time, relationships, opportunities etc. Take control of your life by taking control of your thoughts!
Do keep warm and safe as we brave though the remainder of the winter season,