Napoleon Hill said THOUGHTS ARE THINGS.
Byron Katie said THOUGHTS ARE LIKE CLOUDS, ONE CAN BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER.
Homer McDonald said WHAT ARE YOU TELLING YOURSELF THAT’S GOT YOU UPSET?
And I say BY AND LARGE, NO ONE THINKS ABOUT THEIR THOUGHTS.
We all have thoughts… but where do they come from? What influences our thoughts? Are our thoughts right just because we have them?
If you care to THINK ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS… you’ll find that many of your thoughts were given to you by long dead people. Plato… John Locke… Lao Tzu… Cain.
And… you’ll also find that many of our thoughts were given to us by our surroundings. For example, people who live in the desert have a way of thinking that is wildly different that someone who lives in the jungle. A man from the desert culture finds it silly to mow a lawn in a suburb. A suburb man THINKS the desert dweller too uncivilized. But both are THINKING THOUGHTS brought to them by their surroundings.
Thoughts are things. And things can be embraced or replaced.
One man sees an opportunity. Another in the same circumstance sees problems. Thoughts are things.
Two kids shoveling horse poop… one kid says IT STINKS… the other kid is so happy because he knows there has to be a pony nearby.
Same circumstance… TWO DIFFERENT THOUGHTS.
TODAYs advice… pick your thoughts carefully. Replace thoughts that don’t help. Train your brain.