It never seizes to amaze me that we have approximately 15,000-60,000 thoughts per day… That’s a lot of thinking! And when you take on board how many of those thoughts you are likely to be aware of it makes you wonder whether you are in control of your mind or if your mind is in control of you. Interesting thought…
On top of that, I wonder how many of those thoughts are positive. If stats are anything to go by (and psychologists have stated 80% of thoughts are negative) the amount of time spent in poor thinking is streets ahead. Think of it this way:
80% of 60,000 thoughts = 48,000 negative thoughts per day! Now that’s scary!
Scary but hardly surprising; there is a constant bombardment of stories that provoke sadness and anxiety, natural disasters, wars, illness and disease. Just turn on the news…
So the message here is about taking the time to acknowledge your thoughts, to start realising what messages you are sending to you and to stamp out the negative habitual ones. It is time to get to abundant thinking!
How often do you tell yourself that you don’t have enough money, no work opportunities, horrible clothes and no holidays? The list goes on. But in truth, there are things you have in abundance; love, friends, waking breath, a loving family, a job, a business, clothing of any description, a skill, a talent… You may not have all of these things but no doubt you have at least one.
- How many good things do you already have in your life?
- What are your strengths, skills and talents?
- What do you want to do? Be? Have? Achieve?
- Where are the opportunities to bring this into being?
- What solutions can you fix where others only see issues?
- Abundant thinking requires a solution focus not a problem focus!