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Think About What You Think About

“Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


You have been promoted!

You are Chairman and CEO – of your thoughts.

Think About What You Think About

Your mind is a very powerful thing, and most of us take it for granted.  We believe we aren’t in control of what we think because our thoughts seem to fly in and out all day long.

But you are in control of your thoughts and become what you think about.

And that little kernel of truth is the secret power of the mind

English philosopher James Allen wrote:

As a man thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.”

Stoic and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote:

A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”

Author Earl Nightingale said:

“We become what we think about,”

And Mark Twain wrote:

“Life consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head.”

These were all smart people, and they recognized the need to be aware of what thoughts are allowed to live in your head.

How to Think About Thinking

  1. Always think about thinking – become self-aware of what you are thinking. Are they negative or positive; are they planning, creative, and problem-solving; are they stimulating and productive?  Be ready to identify what you are thinking about.
  2. If what you are thinking is not what you want to be thinking about, change – change your environment, your adopted influences, and your attitude.
  3. Consider meditation as a vehicle to change and manage what you think about. The longer you meditate, the more in tune you can become with your inner thinking patterns.
  4. Adopt self-awareness exercises such as journaling, the Miracle Question (think about alternate realities), and accountability partners.

The Bible

If your thoughts aren’t taking you where you want to go—into a bright future—it may be time to consider what the Bible offers.

God’s Word has a lot of great advice about managing your thinking.  Look at Philippians 4:8:

 “Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse” (the message).

If God tells us to think about something in His Word, we can do it.  You’ll do best by filling your mind with good things!

If you don’t lead your thoughts, your thoughts will lead you.

In order to move forward in your life, you must take control of wrong thinking.  The Bible is all about correcting wrong thinking.

And wrong thinking is only corrected by replacing it with right thinking.

Business leaders and entrepreneurs need to be aware of what they are thinking.  Their minds are the source of all their inspiration, drive, and motivation.  These minds need to be filled with only the best thoughts so that the products of their work can also be the best.