Is it just me, or do you believe that every single day when your alarm clock goes off, you feel as if you are, at times, in a race? You begin to think about what you have to accomplish for the day and not only do you focus on your “to-do list”, but somehow all of the other things begin to flood your mind, including finances, family, career, and dare I say it…your life! Your mind can spin, at least mine does, on questions like, What if I fail? What is my purpose in life? Will I ever get married? (shout out to my single friends) And of course this list can go on forever. However, have you ever paid attention to how much power you allow your thoughts to have, negative or positive.
Well, I do not want to focus so much on negative versus positive thinking, but I do want to focus on the word power. Basically, power means control. Now, for myself, I prefer to be in control as much as I possibly can, but there are some instances when I cannot and will not have the ability to be in control and that is frightening to me! I often try to force myself to take control of those instances and I fail miserably because my thoughts go into overdrive, trying to think of every possible solution or scenario and suddenly, I allow my thoughts to take the wheel and eventually they drive me right into a ditch. Then, I either give up and let things take its course, like I should have in the first place, or I realize that it was simply not for me to control and I walk away.
Yet, all of this sparked with just thoughts and it is so easy to give in to any and all of them. Most often than not, every thought precedes an action. Consciously or subconsciously, we end up making decisions based on what we think. Based on that, you should ask yourself if you have power over your thoughts or do your thoughts have power over you?