Don't believe everything you think
Thoughts are just that - thoughts.
~ 3 Steps to a more positive mind.
My grandpa used to say our minds are master storytellers, and can sometimes have us believe things that are not true. He himself was a master storyteller! Most of the time, our thoughts are just stories we tell ourselves. Our minds play tricks on us all the time. Each day is a non-stop stream of thoughts and observations, and sometimes we get lost in our thoughts. Don’t believe everything you think!
A new study reports that the average human has 6,200 thoughts per day.
(Reference: Jordan Poppenk from Queen’s University in Canada. The study was recently published in the journal Nature Communications.)
The National Science Foundation earlier on set it at between 15,000 – 60,000 a day, with 80% of thoughts being negative and 95% repetitive.
These thoughts may be the usual – I need to buy water, to the meaningful – I miss you, to the damaging – I’m not good enough.
It wouldn’t be such an issue if all of our thoughts were positive or encouraging but most times our thoughts are not true and bring us down and stop us from living our best life.
The quote from Henry Ford rings very true..: “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you are right.”
Our thoughts influence the outcome. So if you think you can’t do something or that it will be difficult, it very likely is going to be difficult. If you think it will be easy, you will do it with ease. The fact is you don’t really know that it will be easy or hard if you haven’t yet tried it. It’s only your perception that has decided on a thought. And your faithful mind repeats the thought for you, like a stuck record, until you believe it to be true.
The problem is if not kept in check, the negative thoughts tend to take over. So we need to discipline our minds to think thoughts that are positive and uplifting.
René Descartes said:
“I think, therefore I am.”
but it probably should be stated as… “I am, therefore I think.”
It all starts with you…
As long as you’re thinking in anyway, why not think great, empowering and positive thoughts?