“We all come into this world the same: naked, scared, and ignorant.
After that grand entrance, the life we end up with is simply an accumulation of the choices we make.Darren Hardy
In other words, what you get in life is what YOU create. If you don’t like where you are in life, it’s YOUR fault. Not your parents, your spouses, or your boss’ fault. It’s not even President’s Trump’s fault. YOU are creating—or tolerating —your current circumstances.
What is driving your creative processes? what is controlling your thoughts?
Today I want to encourage you to look at the source code of what you allow into your mind. Are you listening to gossip? Reading through all the negative chatter on Facebook? Are you watching the doom and gloom on the news?
EVERY input activates your mind and your thought process so what you are allowing into your mind matters.
Protect your mind from the negative and put in positive things that direct your life toward what you want in life. Do what you can to remove the negative and be purposeful about what you allow into your mind. Don’t hang out around the “water cooler” gossiping, instead, surround yourself with positive people. Rather than scrolling through social media, read a plan from your YouVersion app. Instead of listening to the radio on your commute, listen to scripture or teaching. I’m not saying that KLOV needs to be removed from your radio presets, but when I stopped listening to teachings on my drives, I started to learn some amazing things which have propelled me in life.
And my all means, if you haven’t already detoxed the news out of your life, now is the time. I stopped paying attention to the daily doom and gloom in 2011. I have people who promise to tell me if there is something I need to know. It just gives me negative stories to fret over, killings and robberies to stir up fear, and stories that make my heart race. None of that does me in good in getting me where I want to go in life.
Are you making choices to propel you forward?
For years I desired to write a book. I never got around to it until I decided to change my choices. I learned to ask myself this question, “Is this (current actions, what/who I am listening to, what I am reading, etc.) taking me a step towards my goal, or is this hindering my progress?”