How to Think Differently


Our thoughts become things. Therefore, it is important what we allow ourselves to think about us, others, certainly the way we see the world.

I’ve shared before how for most of my life, even well into adulthood I have struggled with how I thought. I knew how to blame others as well as to play the victim. However, I was not a victim it was just a role I choose to play in the theater of my life. The world was not as I saw it, but rather how I decided to interpret it.

How does one begin to think differently? Is it just thinking positively? Well yes and no. Thinking positive thoughts is a start in the right direction. It is more about positive being and positive envisioning. By positive being, I simply mean that it includes positive thoughts as well as a positive attitude no matter. I decided I would interpret my environment positively¬†rather than ‘going there.’

‘Going there’ was my code for the negative, doubt-filled story I told myself. I liked to ‘go there’ because I got something out of it. However, it never helped and perpetuated the lie about me. Positive being means to guard your thoughts and not allow yourself to ‘go there.’ Love who you are and respect the decisions that you made.

The conversation you have with yourself is the most important one can have every day. Martin Luther once said about thoughts that you cannot stop the birds from flying over your head, but you can stop them from building a nest. Negative thoughts will pop in there from time to time, but you do not have to allow them to build a nest and bring you down.

You got this!

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