Around 40,000 to 60,000 thoughts flow through our brain every day. Most of this happens subconsciously. But this also means that we humans are almost always on autopilot and are not aware of many of our actions. Your thoughts determine your journey and where it leads. The famous quote from the Talmud sums it up in a simple way:
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
The power of your thoughts
Your thoughts create realities. Your reality is based on your experiences and conditioning that you have gone through in your life. Recognising this is one thing, breaking this loop is another. Our lives are based on our own experiences and these experiences shape us, consciously and unconsciously. Most patterns we cannot directly relate to. These usually only come to the surface when we start to ask ourselves deeper questions. Why do we do this or that? What is the true motivation behind it? What do we gain from doing xyz?
In order to initiate processes of change, we must first become aware of our destructive patterns and then question them. If we know what triggers them and possibly where they come from, we are already a considerable step further.
Change is never an easy process, it always happens outside our comfort zone and it always involves some pain. See this pain as something positive that helps you to mature as a human being.
„Your body is a physical manifestation of your thoughts“ Tony Robbins
The path to yourself
Your body is the sum of all your past thoughts and decisions. If we want to change something fundamentally, we need to take different decisions. Those who think they can achieve different results with the same decisions are mistaken.
When we break these patterns, something new happens: progress. Once we reach a certain pain point, we will find ourselves in a temporary plateau before we can move on to the next level.
Change often happens in spurts and that’s okay. However, it is mostly in our control when this will happen.
Are you ready for your change?