If we think small, we’ll achieve small. If we think big, we achieve big. Sounds simple, right.
Yet, even in the knowledge that this is true, we can still find ourselves going in a direction that we really don’t want to be heading in, or getting into situations that cause a stir and send out the wrong message.
Ninety-nine percent of the time I find myself in a pickle, I already know how I got there and what I need to do to change it. So how do we manage to fall into these situations in the first place? We get there through the procession of our thoughts. They are what leads us to action.
I have a quote by John Maxwell posted across my mirror that says;
“We must grow ourselves! Grow our ideas, our jobs, our relationships. Big people make their jobs big! Small people make their jobs small.”
It’s so easy to ignore these words, even when they’re staring you right in the face. I think I may have looked at that note a handful of times in the past six months, maybe even longer.
I can’t, and we can’t afford to ignore the millions of thoughts that fly through our minds each day. We are the product of our thoughts. Where the mind goes, the man follows.
Just like being in the control tower of an airfield, we must be fully present in the control tower of our minds. Not every thought should be allowed to land in our life, and whilst we cannot always control each thought that passes our perimeter. We can choose which ones are allowed to land, and park up.
Be careful what thoughts you allow to land in your life, as they determine the paths that we take. The jobs we apply for, the relationships we enter into, the campaigns that we run. Everything starts, and ends with a thought, so think well.