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 (ongoing repetition of holding an idea in our mind, writing it down on paper and making plans to complete out goal) 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 addiction drug to escape their pain, or they have a though about changing everything – about starting a university degree in their spare time to change their career.
Pondered just once, both are ‘just thoughts’ but this is how everything begins, with just a thought.
As with all, 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 in this instance) the thoughts will gain power and be acted on IF powerful positive or negative emotion have been attached to the thought.
One 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 create a life you love or one that destroys who you are?
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.