Whether you believe in God or not, you are never alone. I came to that realization this morning as I was pushing my body on the elliptical machine, trying to stay above 140 strides per minute. Exercising gives me time to access and evaluate my thoughts.
I thought “What has been my lifelong companion for as long as I can remember?” I came to the realization that my thoughts have been with me all my life and metaphorically speaking, they have been my companions. Our thoughts are with us daily and since there is no way to escape them, we need to make them work for us in positive ways.
Certain events in our lives act as triggers that cause us to start down a path of thinking. For the optimists those thoughts are usually predominantly positive; however, for the pessimists, many times those thoughts are predominantly negative. Those negative thoughts usually drive us to some action, which unfortunately for many of us usually has negative consequences, if not immediately, ultimately.
If we want to create change in our lives, we have to change our negative thought patterns. While that may sound like a no brainer, it is not that easy to do. However, it is possible if you really want to change.
Identify what is the driving force behind your desire for change and then make a plan with small steps on how you will create that change. Be prepared for setbacks, so don’t get discouraged and give up. Positive change is always worth the effort.
If you believe in God, ask him to give you the strength you need to resist the temptation of negative thoughts.
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