What you think you become has quickly turned into one of my favorite quotes.
It’s become one of my favorites because of its simplicity, yet its intense impact.
If you think you are not the best writer you will tend to act in alignment with that thought about who you are.
You may be an amazing writer however your unconscious desire to maintain alignment with your thoughts trumps the truth of how good of a writer you may be.
Over time, you may find yourself writing less because this thought repeated over time hardens into a belief.
The Importance of Your Thoughts
Your thoughts shape your identity and your identity shapes your reality.
This is a big part of why gratitude has become so prevalent in modern-day conversations.
When we think about the things we’re grateful for we feel abundance.
Think about the things we don’t have, and we tend to feel lack and separation.
“Our thoughts are important because they determine what we see, often filtering out the beauty that is right there in front of us.”
The better we become at controlling our thoughts the better we become at creating our reality.
How Do We Manage Our Thoughts?
We cannot control the thoughts that enter our mind however we can control how long we allow them to visit.
The question we must begin to ask ourselves is;
“Does this thought serve me?”
Become the gatekeeper of your thoughts and decide which thoughts will pass through the gate into your mind and which will be asked to leave.
Embrace the thoughts that serve you and grant them access while replaying them as often as you like.
Thoughts that do not serve you should not cause feelings of frustration.
“Avoid feelings of frustration because thoughts are free to pull up to the gate of your mind at any time they wish.”
Thank them for stopping by and kindly ask them to leave.
What You Think You Become
If we hear something enough times, whether internally or externally, we tend to start believing it.
“Many of us believe that we are not good enough.”
This belief is not based on fact, instead, it’s built upon a made-up story played repeatedly in our minds that we chose to believe.
We made assumptions and came to conclusions based on emotionally charged events we experienced when we were younger.
These assumptions repeated in our minds eventually hardened into “facts.”
When I say facts I put that in quotation marks because those are truths that we falsely believe.
Beliefs form based on repetition more so than on the truth.
What To Do Next
Let’s talk about an action plan you can implement today to put this knowledge of “what you think you become” into practice.
Start by performing a “Vibe check.”
Check in with yourself and identify how you are feeling.
“If you’re feeling a way that doesn’t feel good, investigate the thoughts that created this feeling.”
Avoid being judgmental and simply observe.
If you’re feeling great then keep those thoughts alive.
If you’re not feeling so great shift your focus, energy, and attention to thoughts that better serve you.
This will take some time to get used to at first but you’ll soon realize you have more power than you think.
Start thinking in ways that help you become the very person you’ve always wanted to be.
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