Through life experiences and observations, I have become more mindful of my thoughts. During my teenage years, I found a quote that stuck with me, I believe it was from Margaret Thatcher.
“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become.”
It’s easy to become preoccupied with the chatter in our heads about issues that may have affected us, especially when we feel very strongly that we’re in the right. It’s also easy to create scenarios in our minds where we get back at someone who we are convinced has done us wrong. This is an urge we must resist. Becoming aware of our thoughts is the first step, then understanding that everything that is, was once a thought, helps us to understand the power that lies within us and realise that we’re not simply thinking but creating. Why spend time thinking about scenarios or people who you really do not want to be a part of your life. Focus on what you want and who you would like to spend your time with.
With the understanding that we can use our thoughts to create our reality and become who we truly want to be, we can see the things most people think about by simply looking at the quality of their character and the life they live.