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iLead w/Straine — Your Thoughts

Published on June 29, 2015

The average person can have anywhere from 12,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day depending on if they’re a deep thinker or not. Imagine the impact your thousands of thoughts have on your life if they are negative. Studies have shown that in order to enjoy life and feel good, people need roughly four positive emotions to counteract the effect of one negative emotion. In other words, every time a negative thought comes to mind, you’ll have some work to do. Filling your mind with positive thoughts doesn’t come easy; it takes practice and some thought.

 

Here are five ways to turn your thoughts around…

Negative Thinking Positive Thinking
If I stop what I’m doing, I’ll be lost.  I’ll never start again. Sometimes we have to stop in order to find our path.
I have to figure it all out before I can do anything. We don’t have to believe we can do it to do it. Showing up, even with fear, has power.
If I act on what I believe, conflict will break out. I’ll be humiliated and ineffective. Conflict means engagement. Something is in motion. It’s an opening, not a closing.
Our greatest fears are our worst enemies; they hold us back. Our worst fears can be our greatest teachers.
If I’m really myself, I’ll be excluded and alone forever. To find real connection, we must risk disconnection. Our courage draws others toward us.

 

Your negative thinking not only impacts your well-being, but also the people around you. Never underestimate the power of your thoughts; they can serve you or sabotage you, so choose them wisely. “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” — Lao Tzu

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