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Don't Believe Everything You Think

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60,000 thoughts per day, 95% habitual

On average, we have about 60,000 thoughts per day.

Of those 60,000 thoughts, about 95% are habitual--meaning we thought them yesterday and the day before, and so on. Of those habitual thoughts, about 80% are negative, which amounts to around 45,000 negative thoughts per day!  

45,000 negative thoughts per day: What Ifs

When you consider that our focus of attention is our point of attraction, it's easy to see how we can sabotage creating what we want unless we do something to break up the negative thought patterns running in our brains.

Very often those thoughts take the form of "What ifs?". They go something like,

  • "What if I fail?"  
  • "What if nobody likes my work?"  
  • "What if my boss thinks my idea is stupid?"  
  • "What if I can't pay my bills?"
  • "What if I'm late for this appointment?"

We tend to go right for worst case senario.

What if UP

So, try turning it around to a "What if UP".  For example,

  • "What if I do really well?"  
  • "What if I have something of real value to offer?"  
  • "What if my boss loves my idea?"  
  • "What if the money shows up just in time?"  
  • "What if I do fail, but nothing bad happens--and it leads to something even better?"  
  • "What if traffic moves smoothly today and I'm right on time?"

You get the idea.  

This allows your brain to ask different, more productive questions. You may be surprised at how your subconscious will go to work to answer these new questions!

Allow yourself time to play with this. When you have been having habitual thoughts for a long time, it takes some practice to start easily getting into the flow of thinking differently. And most importantly--have fun with it!


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  • November 15, 2014

    Wow! What an inspiration!!! I love this. I had no idea we think so many habitual thoughts... and so many negative ones. I love the idea of What If Up!

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