Thursday, July 7, 2011

What Do You Want?

Are you a goal setter?  Do you spend time thinking about what you want to have, do, be, or achieve?  Is your wish so long that it's hard to focus?  Are you distracted by thinking of things you don't want, things you want to avoid?

How many times do we get caught up thinking, or even worrying, about something or someone? 
'What if this happens or what if that doesn't happen?"  Our undisciplined minds, if left to wander, often go to places of fear, negativity, and dread.  Does it matter?  I mean, does it really matter what we think about?  Are the thoughts that run through our minds powerful or are they just mind-clutter?

I'm glad to answer that one.  My take on our thoughts is they are very powerful.  Our thoughts are where we live.  Our thoughts influence our actions.  Our thoughts lift us up or drag us down.  They can spur us into inspired action or they can paralyze us with depression.

Seems like, in that case, it would be favorable to think good thoughts rather than bad.  Grab onto hopeful, trusting thoughts, thoughts of harmony, health, and greatness rather than smallness and dullness.  We are, after all, usually either moving forward or backward, in a large part, because of our thoughts.

Think you can't control your thoughts?  You can.  Even though, especially in troubling times, our thoughts seem to have a mind of their own, most of the time we can reign them in, smack them around, and get them in line.  If our issue is very sad, serious, or upsetting we may need to ask for help to work through these thoughts so we can find the way out.  There is always a way out.

Say this out loud.  "I am in charge of my thoughts.  I am responsible for my thoughts.  I choose to think healthy, positive thoughts."   When "I just can't do it", I know to "phone a friend" or use another strategy to pull myself up higher, above the pain and agony some thoughts are determined to bring us.

Focus on what you want, not on what you don't want.  Sounds so simple.  But like I've said many times, and so many have said before me, "It is simple, but not easy". 

Here's to making the effort to watch your thoughts, and slowly but surely, change them.  If you've got this mastered, I promise you there is someone else in your life who needs you to teach it to them.

Enjoy the day!

6 comments:

  1. Your post is so inspirational! I really need to focus on positive thoughts. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am following you now. Would be great if you follow me too.
    hugs,
    xx
    Ask Erena

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  2. Greetings!

    Give Thanks for the follow! I'm following you back from voiceBoks. I must come back to your site and stay a while when I'm not sleepy.

    Goodnight!
    Tangela

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  3. Nobody more than I, know how hard that is. It's tough sticking to the right path(thoughts)..and what we want may not always be what we need. Then, satisfaction is short lived.

    ...http://mothersalways.blogspot.com/2010/01/being-positive-is-not-same-as-not-being.html

    A thought provoking subject, indeed.

    Thank you
    B

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  4. Thanks to Tangela (go get some sleep, girl) and Being Me. It's so not easy although I find, with practice, it gets easier. Sometimes it's even hard to decide exactly what it is we do want!!!

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  5. Hi there, if you don't mind I'd like to display your 'just do it everyday' rules in my next post and of course mention your blog address.

    They're simple and to the point, great for the harried and busy to carry around in their heads to put into practise.

    Helen

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  6. Thx Helen. Love for you to share the "rules". Also love if you would link back to my blog. Come again soon. Just visited you.

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