The greatest asset or biggest liability.

While thoughts are our most powerful tool we can use to create and experience anything we want in our lives, thoughts can also be the most detrimental liabilities we have; holding us back at every turn, preventing us from everything we want if they are left unchecked.

If we do not monitor our thoughts and direct them through focus (repetition of thought, holding an idea in our mind and most importantly, writing it down on paper – the most brilliant minds think on paper) and intention (why it is that you want that thing, what FEELING you want to achieve by gaining this), they do indeed have the potential to run us into the ground.

As an example, I have just discovered motorbikes…..

Now the fact is, I could be a highly skilled stunt rider and learn to do jumps or back-flips while on a motorbike; but the very first step towards this is to have the thought of doing such.

The thought pondered overtime develops into an idea, into a desire, and if it was something I did indeed desire, I would become emotionally attached to that thought and my emotional investment in it would inspire action to create a plan to bring in to fruition.

Everything begins with a thought. Consider this: someone who is struggling, dislikes their job, and possibly relationship or whatever; has a thought – A though about trying an illicit addicted drug to escape their pain, or they have a though about changing everything – about starting a university degree or some other form of personal development or life changing hobby – a worthy goal in that is completed in spare time (time not at work and time discovered by cutting back on TV, Facebook etc) in order to change everything, career, happiness, lives – living life with passion and zest rather than numbing with drugs or similar.

Pondered just once, these ideas are ‘just thoughts’ but this is how everything begins, with just a thought – with an idea!

Everything great and terrible in the human world – both of the directions and decisions above, begin with that initial thought.

Over time, if there are repeated thoughts of these two things (drugs or university/self improvement/growth in this instance) the thoughts will gain power and if these thoughts are written down as SMART goals and acted on there will be a result. Anything thought consistently held in the mind, that is charged with powerful positive or negative emotion – will inspire action helpful or unhelpful.

One of the above thought patterns has potential life-destroying consequences, the other, brings a world of opportunity.

So… what are you thinking? Are your thoughts being directed into an area that empowers you to live life doing what you love, using your natural skills? Do you live your life as a free person who decides their own fate or do you follow the masses, living a mediocre, somber life  enslaved to a 9-5 job that bores you to such a degree that you must use base stimuli (junk food, booze, drugs – legal and illegal, television) to survive the day – rather than thrive through each day as we are all meant to!

We all have undiscovered natural talents that if we work on – turn into genius level results. Thoughts of trying new things help us discover these hidden abilities.

Thoughts are our greatest assets or a biggest liability. Thoughts that are repeated over and over in time, lead to emotions which lead to actions. Actions or indeed, inaction are the causes of change in our lives.

Direct your thoughts to the great, to things you love and things will start heading in the direction you want.

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About Christopher Zuidam

My passions are: human potential/psychology/self-development, skateboarding, playing just about any sport, adventure/being active, travelling, learning, the studying and playing of musical instruments including voice and digitally music. I study by my own means, self-development books, seminars, audio learning and with like minded people. The four main things of interest for me are: 1. Growth and learning 2. Health and fitness 3. Music 4. Relationships
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