It’s no secret, yet it is, strangely…
I’ll get to that in just a second…
For new growth sometimes you have burn the old away.
Out with the old and in with the new, in may ways.
No room for new when the old is clogging up the space. Including the old head space.
As long as improvements are made, it’s all good.
Change is change. All we can do is choose to improve… 😉
One day a time, simple as that…
It’s one key area I would like to get to grips with myself, self improvement, personal development, it’s a journey, not a destination, like life.
Not a race! Get it all into proper perspective.
Some people seem to be living at 200 mph for some odd reason, how can you enjoy it if it’s all a blur?
Slow on down a little. No rush. Is there?
Says the one burning the candle at both ends writing like a madman… 😆
Help’s clear the head space, honest. 🙄
So, anyway, something I notice…
The secret that is no secret
I mean really, it’s no secret, yet it is because it’s missed so badly by so many, been there myself.
I’ll come straight out with it, I’ll tell you what I noticed about it. We learn more than we realise from watching people.
It’s even in the most read book in the world…
So, the secret…
We become what we think about.
Earl Nightingale said it in his book, The Strangest Secret. Written in 1988
Yep, that’s it, simple as that, really…
Just like the classic Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
Just as James Allen said in his book As a man thinketh years before. Read it on that linked site, free. Seriously, it’s not long book but it is a good one. Worth a read.
Is it not also in Proverbs?
Sure is, I checked as I was sure I read it somewhere myself other than in a bible. Which makes it even more fascinating to me, for certain reasons.
So, it is part of Proverbs 23:7 : As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
It’s really not a new idea, but it is a profound one.
So… we all know it, why do so many not utilise that truth?
That secret, that’s not a secret!
Few would argue about the fact thoughts create actions, and the actions dictate the result.
Thoughts are seeds we plant, from that actions grow the result. You want different results, be it it work, love, whatever, you have to change the seeds to change the results.
Why are some who really should know better so blind to it, blind to the reality that they prove it, even if it’s not how they want it to be, they only need to look at themselves, their thoughts and actions, to see it’s truth.
They plant and water the wrong seeds. You have weed the bad out… think better thoughts.
Strange. Then, people are.
Some think they are really clever, yet they do the very thing that sabotages them… think wrong. Which effects everything about them… they would see if they chose to.
Conscience thinking vs circular thinking
May well have something to do with it, so, what do I mean by that?
Mindfulness is conscience thinking, being aware of your thoughts and controlling them. Not so easy to do straight away as we all have a million and one of them race through our heads daily. But…
Critical in life really, it’s the only way you can really change yourself, being consciously aware of your thoughts so you can think clearer, better, so you have less of the wrong thoughts. It get’s easier in time.
Guard your thoughts as they are things. Creators. 😉
Circular thinking is much like a downward spiral, a pattern of thinking that’s out of control, bad news in many ways, depression can be like this, going over and over in your mind about something that pains you, traps you, whatever it is, is never going to be healthy.
Yet, it’s done daily, seemingly unnoticed, else it wouldn’t be happening.
Strangely that pattern of thinking will often attract more of the said pain from a new source. Consider those going from one abusive relationship to another. Sad but a reality.
When they do meet a good person, they screw it right up. It happens, what they don’t consider is they potentially screw the good person up too.
Then they go back into another abusive relationship. 😮
Another circular pattern is the fear based one, we all see this, when we have to do something we don’t think we can, our brains think of all reasons not to do it.
Forcing the bad thoughts out by consciencely thinking better will eventually change everything. Examine your dominant thoughts… see what they are, then change them because they are creating your reality.
Actions follow thoughts not words
Yep, you notice that too, you hear it often enough, watch what people do, not what they say. 😉
People are always saying one thing and doing another, the only way to really know the truth is watching their body language, which doesn’t lie. Ever.
More often than not it follows their real thoughts and leads to their actions.
Watch someone you know is a liar, you will see it for yourself. Yet they won’t know you know. 😉
I get amazed when others close to them don’t see it… sometimes these liars are so blatant in their body language and following actions. Manipulative ones even more so.
We all hear actions speak louder than words. Yet what do they tell us of the real thought patterns they have as well… 😉
Time to wake up to that reality.
Sometimes, people just kid themselves while trying to kid others.
Your thoughts as you know, are what you should work on, not your words. 😉
Honesty and truth is the only way
Let’s be honest here, no pun, if you can’t be honest with yourself, who can you be honest with?
Right… No one.
Another thing, only you know your real thoughts till your actions follow. They will too. Then others know, do you really want people knowing the truth, the reality of your real thoughts, when it’s too late?
Perception is everything…
Why create a bad perception of yourself in others? No idea!
If thoughts are bad, unhealthy, be honest about it to yourself, allowing you to change them. Aligning your thoughts and actions to truth will always be the way forward.
Respect is a valuable commodity, don’t destroy it.
Self policing works only when we are honest about it, no point kidding ourselves as that way we never progress from it.
Who is going to benefit from it? Indeed… Ourselves, others too in time.
People fascinate me…
So many never consider the thoughts they have effect everything about them.
So, if different results are what’s wanted, then thoughts should be changed first…
Be honest with self first, deal with that, then you know that others will also see it’s truth.
That IS the secret to the secret. 😉