Your Thoughts Become Your Things, So Choose The Good Ones

Your Thoughts Become Your Things, So Choose The Good Ones

What we focus on, we create more of in our lives.
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Every weekday morning, I receive an email to my inbox from an account that I subscribed to many years ago. The email is personalized and designed with my name, goals and dreams and is a gentle reminder each day to choose my thoughts and focus on the good stuff in life.

At the end of each email, there is a new piece of advice to take with me throughout my day and below that, there is one series of words that remains the same on every message that I open. The line says “thoughts become things, choose the good ones.”

It’s been almost 7 years since I received my first note in my inbox so as you can imagine, a lot of life has happened over those years. In the process of living that life while strapped into the roller coaster we call “growing up,” I’ve found more and more truth behind that closing line about thoughts becoming things.

Here’s the thing, when we get frustrated enough after dealing with the same recurring issue, we eventually reach a pivotal point where we feel like your tank is empty.

This is the exact moment when we can use that empty tank to help us instead of hurt us.

See, the tank isn’t empty when you reach this point. Sure, our emotions feel drained but our frustration is at an all-time high and though the tank may see empty, it’s now full of air.

If you paid any attention to the news this past fall, you would have seen that air, in the form of hurricane winds, can make big things move, bend and break.

The same applies to you and me. This empty tank, when we reach this point, is now full of air. This is where we pivot and use that air, stomp on the tank and the rush of air gives us the mojo we need to change whatever it is that has us so frustrated.

Nobody can make that change for you but from what I’ve found, you have to hit bottom in order to catapult yourself back to the top.

Basically, we function like those high strikers or strongman games at fairs and carnivals. This is the one where you take a mallet/sledgehammer and have to strike the bottom of the structure so that a puck will fly up the track and hit the top of the structure where a bell is.

The harder you hit, the faster you get the puck back up to the top. And the harder you stomp on that tank full of air, the faster you’ll get yourself back up because you’re rearing and ready and for lack of a better word, desperate.

Eventually, I found my change after hitting that pivotal moment. I thought I had figured out a magic life-hack to the Universe and as it turns out, that’s exactly what I had found.

I found the Law of Attraction on my way back up to hit the bell.

The Law of Attraction states that the thoughts, words, feelings and actions that we give out have certain energies that attract like energies. This energy can be negative or positive but essentially, what we place our attention on is what we will manifest in our lives.

Everything in this world vibrates, moves and travels in unique vibrational frequency patterns. The Law of Vibration tells us this. This principle applies not only to our physical world but also to our feelings and thoughts. It also applies to the Law of Attraction.

While all of this may or may not sound a little bizarre, there are times when that tank is empty and you feel willing to adopt anything that is available to you so that you can break your frustrating cycle. This is what I found so I can only imagine what anyone reading this has found too.

Maybe we even found the same concept in those lowly times.

The concept that like attracts like, thoughts become things and what we focus on we create more of in our lives.

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13 Gross Things Girls Do That Boys Don't Know About

From a girl, about girls.
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There's always talk about how gross boys are all the time, it's now time to talk about how gross maybe even how much more disgusting girls can be. It may not even be disgusting, but just weird, but we are girls. What can we say?

1. Gorilla legs.

It's not that we don't want to...okay, that was a lie. Every girl can agree that they only shave during bathing suit season when you're wearing a dress, or when you're gonna get it on. Basically, If she shaves her legs you're special.

2. When did I last wash this bra again?

We wear the same exact bra, for days, and weeks, and who knows for how long.

3. It's not just the bra's, it's the pants too.

We wear jeans and leggings like twenty times before we think about washing them.

4. We don't wash our hair every day.

Because unwashed hair is the best styling hair. Also because looking good takes too much work.

5. We are always picking at our faces, especially pimples.

As soon as we walk by a mirror, its a must. Car mirrors are awesome to pop those suckers and pluck rampant eyebrow hairs. We pop pimples like its our job.

6. We will live in your clothes.

If you somehow let your significant other or friend wear your sweatshirt you're never getting it back... and she's never taking it off. Girls will wear that sh*t until your scent is gone because we love it.

7. We poop.

Believe it or not... it happens to us too. Women don't make it as much as a show as boys do. We hide it from you and will hold it until you're not around. And you've probably received a lot of selfies on the toilet.

8. The dreaded monthly gift.

Probably the most disgusting thing to ever happen to the human body. But everyone knows about menstruating, but most guys don't understand the other things that come along with it, like the cramps that bring period farts and the nasty bowel movements and blood clots.

9. Finding hair from our head in our butt cheeks.

Yeah, it's a thing. Your head hair crawls it's way down there occasionally.

10. We smell ourselves a lot.

We are super conscious about how we smell...especially down there.

11. We let it fly.

We will hold in our farts from you, but as soon as we are alone... that's a different story. You better hope we don't get too comfortable around you too quick.

12. Sometimes we have to improvise.

Sometimes mother nature likes to come when we aren't ready, or prepared with the supplies. There are numerous occasions where we start bleeding and have to create this bundle of toilet paper and just shove it down there.

13. Looking at our panties and trying to figure out what came out.

Sometimes you just don't know for sure.

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To The Girl Who Is Not Good Enough, You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

If you stop telling yourself "no" you will begin to soar.
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To the girl who never thinks she's good enough,

I want to begin by saying that you are not alone. I, like many others, understand exactly how you feel. I live a busy life, constantly doing something, running in and out of my house all day long and yet, I usually find myself questioning my worth.

It was not until recently that I learned I was my own worst enemy. I found myself wondering why I felt distant from others, why I felt like I was losing the people I cared about the most, and also why I was feeling down so often.

It took a while and it was a hard reality to face, but it was because I believed that I was not enough for those things.

I stepped away from friendships because I thought I wasn't "cool" enough to be part of the group, I strayed away from opportunities because I thought I wasn't "smart" enough.

All of these thoughts and fears have one common idea, myself. Your biggest enemy is yourself.

We constantly look for other reasons to not do something but when it comes down to it, most of the time when we are not doing something it is because we have convinced ourselves not to, not anyone else.

So my message to the girl, or to anyone, who thinks they are not good enough, is not that you are, (which is also true) but it is to start looking at things in a more positive light.

The happier you are and the more love you put out into the world, the brighter your days are going to be. The stronger your passions will burn and before it "being good enough" is not even going to be a thought in your head.

I have learned that most people do not believe themselves to be good enough, the ones that are able to get out of this mindset are the ones with the brighter outlook on life.

It is so easy to be a negative person, to give into the bad mood of others or to totally give up when it seems like you may have to put effort into something, but if this is the course you stay on then that "never good enough" mindset is never going to go away.

Being good enough is not based on what others think of you, it comes down to the way you feel about yourself.

The moment you start believing in yourself is the moment when those around you will start believing in you too. Staying negative and dwelling on your fears is only going to push people away because eventually, people run out of ways to support you.

So, to the girl that never believes she is good enough, you are so much more than that. You are amazing, but no one is going to believe it until you do.

From, the girl who is starting to believe in herself

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