How Thinking About Your Thoughts Can Create a Great Life
Our thoughts create words, and our words create worlds.
The greatest form of knowledge is knowing yourself. Knowing yourself starts with knowing your thoughts. Your mindset is nothing more than a compilation of your thoughts. Your thoughts have incredible power to shape your life and the lives of others, because your thoughts and interpretations of circumstances directly influence your beliefs, and ultimately, your actions.
Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can or cannot, you're right." In other words, what you think is what you get. That is why it is critical that you know your thoughts.
You draw into your life that which you constantly think about--good or bad. If you are always thinking about why you can't seem to get a break, or when the next shoe will drop in your relationship, or why you don't get as much recognition as your colleague, then you are programming your mind (and those around you) to turn these thoughts into your reality.
Negative thoughts are landmines along the pathway to being your best. Fortunately, the reverse is also true. If you consistently and intentionally nurture positive thoughts and expectations, you paint a picture of future success on the walls of your mind.
Some people ask, "How can I be positive when negative situations are a reality--they just show up in everyday life?" Bad things do happen and they sometimes "just show up." However, it is your interpretation that makes a situation negative. A situation doesn't drag you down or lift you up, but the way you think about it does.
The great news is that you are in control of what you think. No one else has this power unless you give it away. You are the conductor of your own thoughts. Inspiring coaches choose to understand, control, and change their thoughts to form a positive mindset, which helps them elevate...