Fight ‘Stinking Thinking’ With the Power of Thought
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford
Your thoughts have power. How will you choose to overcome stinking thinking? How will you fix your thoughts on things that create positivity regardless of circumstance?
Ask yourself, how are my thoughts benefiting me? How are my thoughts affecting others? What do I need to do to change my outlook? What thoughts do you want to have instead of the ones you have now? Begin in the here and now. Self-reflect, assess, and start to address those thoughts today. Be mindful of your idle thoughts. Scale them.
On a scale of 1-10, where 10 is you have predominantly positive thoughts that benefit you and 1 is you have mainly maladaptive thoughts that mislead you and negatively impact you, where are you on that scale today? Where would you like to be on that scale and what does that look like? What do you need to do differently then you are doing now to get even a half a point higher on the scale?
Assess for exceptions. When was the last time you believed you had more control over your thoughts? What was different then? How were you able to stay positive or change your outlook? What do you need now to get back on track to positive thinking?
You can get rid of ‘stinking thinking’ or toxic thoughts. Moreover, you can be more mindful of the way you perceive and believe. Stop impeding your best beliefs. Lastly, begin the practice of positive and pensive thought processing today.