Do you understand how profound and powerful that statement is?
If not, let’s try a little experiment. Stop and look around you for 30 seconds… Wherever you are… It doesn’t matter. Notice the color of the walls, the carpets, everything lying out and about…
Now… Look at it all again with the understanding that EVERYTHING YOU SEE is a product of how you think!!!
- All the clutter (or lack of)… is a result of how you CHOOSE to THINK
- All the decorations… is a result of how you CHOOSE to THINK
- Even if you’re at the grocery store or school… what you see is a result of how you CHOOSE to THINK
Can you understand how profound and powerful that is??
Change your thoughts, and EVERYTHING… and I do mean EVERYTHING around you will change…
It’s important that you understand this concept…
Because the sum of all your life choices are showing up where you are today.
Yes, I know there are things that happen outside of your control. Accident, disease, and other people’s decisions… you can’t always affect them… I know that very well. I’ve had my share of life’s disappointments when things happen outside my control.
BUT… I can CHOOSE how I want to THINK about those things… ONLY I get to CHOOSE how I want to respond.
For example, do you know someone who’s had a major life crisis, like a divorce, death, loss of a loved one… and 5, 10, or even 20 years later they are still feeling sorry for themselves and refusing to pick up their life and go on? I used to be one of those people. Luckily for me, I discovered books like The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer. And I learned that I get to CHOOSE my THOUGHTS…
And by CHOOSING my THOUGHTS, I get to control my destiny…
The same is true when starting a business. The minute you even start to seriously think about the possibility, your brain immediately goes into crisis mode.
What could I possibly be thinking?
There is no way I can do that?
I have no idea even how to get started?
Where will I find the money and the time?
See? You’ve already jumped into crisis mode… When you do that, you are NOT choosing your thoughts. You are allowing your emotions to control the dialogue.
In the book The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer says on page 13, “True personal growth is about transcending the part of you that is not OK and needs protection.
When you allow your emotions – especially fear – to control your thoughts, then you have already lost the battle.
How can you turn it around?
First, remember that you DO have the ABILITY to CHOOSE different thoughts. It may not be easy at first to try, but it is possible.
Second, it’s easy to rewrite disempowering thoughts into EMPOWERING QUESTIONS… questions that propel you forward instead of holding you back…
By taking the “I don’t have enough time” statement and turning it into a more powerful “Where can I find the time” question, you have immediately shifted your energy and you power. See more on how to do this here…