Everyday someone is trying to persuade us and influence what we think and do. If you watch TV, get emails, look at pop-ups on the computer and billboards, you're bound to be affected by whatever message is there. It’s a wonder we ever have an original thought! With respect to my thoughts, actually, I'm always wondering whether they were conceived by me–or did someone tell me?
My next door neighbor is always asking me if I'd heard who robbed the local bank, fell down the mountain or was accused of fraud. I used to think that I needed to know these things, then realized that these things were just using up space on the hard drive of my mind. Now I wonder how much space I actually have and how much is left.
It’s not easy taking control of your mind, but if you don’t, someone else will. They're probably even doing this right now!
Turn off the mindless noise. If you need information, you know where to get it–just don’t become a random listening and recording device for everyone else’s messages. Decide what you want to hear and learn. Make a list of what you want to accomplish and how you can go about regaining control.
Go get some exercise! Everyone talks about weight loss but how keeping it going is hard. Get on the treadmill, get out and walk, jump rope, try ice skating. Just move and keep track of what you do and how long you do it for.
Read stuff that connects with your values. Success has a lot to do with what you learn and what you do with it. The way the world is, you can’t count on anyone for success other than you.
Have a successful day, I’m going off to find my delete button and empty the trash in my mind.
“It’s our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” –J.K. Rowling