Are You the Only Thinker of Your Thoughts?
You are the only thinker of your thoughts. Nobody gets to choose your attitude. Do you choose to be happy and positive?
Imagine you are in a staff meeting where new working hours are being discussed. Or, visualise being at home with your family, deciding whether or not to sell the family home. Now, in your mind’s eye, leave the room. Can anyone else think your thoughts on your behalf in your absence? Of course not! You are the only one who can do that. Your thoughts manifest your very being.
We can choose our reactions in any situation. Does this mean we always have to be friendly, happy and positive? Not at all! But we must remember our thoughts are always our own choice.
It is tremendously empowering to know that I can choose today to blow my top, or not.
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” That means no one has the power to control your thoughts and responses!
It’s up to you. You decide: Do you want to be negative and miserable, or would you rather like to be happy and positive? A no-brainer, isn’t it?
Go on – grab it! Choose to charge your battery in a positive way.
Forget Location – It’s All About Attitude!
Tormented and anguished people are people who have reached the most intense form of negative thinking, which clouds their judgment and actions.
Are you a tormented and anguished thinker? Do you believe your circumstances dictate whether or not you are miserable? Let’s get some perspective to avoid this trap.
Suicide and family murders are a cruel occurrence in life. What causes someone to go that far? Are their circumstances so different to those of other people? No – the difference lies in their attitude.
Viktor Frankl, a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp, said, “Everything can be taken from a man, but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” He chose to focus on the beauty of a sunrise, rather than the adversity of his situation.
Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs – terrible circumstances for anyone to contemplate. But he chose an attitude of victory: despite his challenges, he travels the world as a motivational speaker and inspires people everywhere.
No one said it would be easy, but take a look at your circumstances. Do you really have an excuse for your bad attitude?