Okay – be honest – what did you think as soon as you read the words, “It’s Positive Thinking Day?”
Did you jump for joy? Or did you groan?
I don’t use the term positive thinking. Each one of us has different thoughts, different beliefs and expectations around the term positive thinking. It works, or it doesn’t work, or it works temporarily.
For this reason, I coined the term powerful thinking and developed the Managing Thought® process. Because to me, managing our thoughts isn’t about getting rid of the negative thoughts we have and replacing them with positive thoughts. It isn’t about thinking positive, happy, rah-rah thoughts.
It is about being aware of the 60,000 thoughts our brains present to us every day –one a second– and choosing to hold thoughts that are in alignment with who we aspire to be and what we wish to create.
Most of us have not thought about our thoughts. We have no idea what we are thinking in each moment. We have no idea what we are creating with each thought — individually and collectively. And we have no idea the difference that we make in our world, in the world, with just one thought.
We have taught ourselves to turn our power to think and to create our reality over to our brains. It is time for us to take back our power, to stop re-acting, and to start choosing thoughts that serve us in our lives, our relationships, our organizations, our communities, and, through the ripple effect, the world.
Imagine what could happen if each us started practicing being aware of our 60,000 thoughts? What if each of us changed just one thought – what difference could that make?
What thought could you change? How could you make life good?
For more on this, check out my series of videos on thinking powerfully. http://www.managingthought.com/managingthoughtseries
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