Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Thinking is easy. We all do it all the time. Unfortunately not everybody is aware of their thinking. Most people are on autopilot. Never questioning the mindset they received. Very seldom do the average person engage in an exploration of their own thinking. Those that do, have the opportunity to excel.
If we do not change our mind once in a while, we are not using it. Not using your mind leads to decay. Or as someone said “Use it or lose it”.
The invitation today is to start using your mind with a simple question: What is happening?
The normal question most people ask is “Why is it happening?”. This is not a very good question to start any process with. First observe what is happening. Be aware and amazed at the detail. Try to see patterns. Weird connections.
Then take a step back and look at yourself observing. Be fascinated with your own thinking. Ask of your self “What are you thinking?” (also refrain from asking why are your thinking what you are thinking – this will just lead you away from your thinking). It helps to write your thoughts down.
Once you have observed your own thinking. Play with it. What will happen if I change this element of my thinking? Maybe you decide you do not like aspects of your thinking. How would you like it to be? Change it to something you like. What difference will this make? Change your mind and observe the new effect.
Thinking is easy and it can be fun. Change your mind to create the world you are happy to live in. Then see how you can download this new mindset into your actions.
This becomes the new challenge. Are your ready to go there?