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You’re Not the Boss of Me

January 9, 2012

We have a not always properly functioning pause button or filter that inhibits a negative thought from becoming a hurtful word or action. Be it a thought that may be hurtful to ourselves and/or others. Constantly attempting to improve its functioning is one of our challenges.

Ultimately we have control over what we do with those thoughts. Where we don’t have total control are the thoughts that enter our mind. Recent studies estimate that on average 70,000 thoughts enter our mind in a day. We can improve our ability to stay positive and optimistic by filtering those thoughts from becoming action.

We can also debate and refute those thoughts. Debating those thoughts is healthy. We can confront those thoughts by telling them that they are wrong, and why, and then re-framing them. Tell them “You’re not the boss of me”. The more we perform this exercise, the more the 70,000 will be elevating thoughts.

“You become what you think, even if you don’t think so.” – Morris Mandel

“He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress.” – Anwar Sadat

Part of Our Inner-Speak series

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