Often we find ourselves ‘stuck’ in circumstances that we consider unfavorable and we lament them in our thoughts, thinking things like “why me???”, “poor me!”, “how can this be my life???” etc
We invite these pitiful thoughts in for tea and scones and then invite them back for lunch and dinner. We feel trapped in the circumstances because we keep the thoughts of them alive in our minds. In order to overcome circumstances we MUST learn to overcome ourselves which means manage our thoughts!
When sad, pitiful, failure breeding thoughts step in we have to slam the door on them, we cannot allow them access even for a moment. All it takes is a second and your whole day can be thrown off track by one pathetic thought such as “why don’t I have more money?”.
You have to be VIGILANT in policing your thoughts. Think ONLY the things that are going to push you forward, STOP entertaining thoughts that make you feel worse!
This morning I was speaking to one of my oldest and dearest friends, he is an amazing man, smart, handsome, talented and witty among other things. He has been in the middle of some trials for the past few years and I fear he is losing heart, this morning I explained to him that at times he is his own worst enemy because he gives voice to the negative chatter in his head. Like so many of us when we are being tried, he feels like it will never end, he feels like this trial has become who he is. That is a FALSE idea; he is a WARRIOR and a CHAMPION as we all are. I know this for him every day and I remind him of it as often as I can. I am reminding YOU as well!
You are an OVERCOMER, A CHAMPION, A WARRIOR! Start ACTING like that; stop suffering by visiting with the negative, stupid, self-defeating chatter in your head.
Only YOU can change the circumstances of your life and you do this by first changing every, single thought you have. If it is an unproductive thought, BANISH it and replace it with something that works…such as ‘every day in every way things are getting better and better’—you don’t have to know how right now, you just need to know that it IS happening, things are getting better and better…
Action follows thought, control your thinking, be vigilant…and NEVER GIVE IN to that self-defeating crap…NEVER!