SOUL Secret #1
“As a man thinketh in his heart so is he!”
Just like a pot left boiling on the stove; a garden you’ve planted but won’t cultivate; or children you’ve been entrusted with caring for as their babysitter: if left unattended for too long your thoughts are likely to experience chaos, disorder or disaster! To be successful you really MUST pay attention. For the next 3 or 4 days don’t do anything special except ‘listen’ to what you say in your head. Eavesdrop on your own thoughts, especially when you make a mistake, forget something or experience any type of disappointment. Do you call yourself ugly, self-deprecating names? Do you’ joke’ about being broke, fat, stupid, senile and so forth? Do you make non-empowering comments about yourself that on the surface seem harmless? Spend some time ‘thinking about what you are thinking about’ and assess how positive or negative your thought life really is.
In your new state of hyper-vigilance, as soon as you catch yourself thinking something negative stop and immediately counter it! Deliberately think a more positive version of the truth that you are addressing. Be on the lookout for words such as “always” or “never” because absolutes rarely exist.
That’s your first SOUL Secret assignment: police and guard your thoughts and do not hesitate to “arrest” negative interlopers that cannot take you to the place of wholeness and strength you’re headed to!
~ Dr. Sheryl L.W. Barnes, Life Coach – Author – Speaker