Mastering Thought

Day 13:

Countdown 108 Days

Crossing off days is so fulfilling! I’m at the point where I can’t remember what day I’m on and how many days are left! It’s almost been two weeks, and I haven’t missed a day of exercise or writing! I keep telling myself, imagine 3 weeks, 4 weeks? The halfway point will be here before I know it and I’m tracking progress! Weekly tracking matters, as I can SEE a difference in addition to feeling one. When I first thought of the possibility of reaching this “Nashville Countdown” goal, it seemed like it would take forever and part of me said, ‘you never finish anything what makes you think you’ll finish this’

I’m constantly having to tell that red little, pitch fork holding voice of self doubt to

SHUT IT!

If there are any readers out there that feel like they can relate to feeling stagnant or running in neutral, whether it be felt within the monotony of work, home life or just the day to day, REFRESH THE MIND WITH A NEW THOUGHT that LIFE IS A BLESSING, A GIFT, no matter the circumstance! Some of you may be going through much more challenging circumstances and hardships, I’d like to encourage you to keep weeding out the garden of thought! If you are always telling yourself a negative thing, the body has no choice but to obey.

I encourage you to set a goal, no matter how small or big, and work a little bit towards it every day! Make a chart, get a colored marker, and get going! Every day is a new starting point. Not eating great? Today is the day to make 1 RIGHT CHOICE towards better health, tomorrow maybe it will be 2 good choices, and the next day 3! Staying consistent overtime in anything is a guarantee that something will be affected…Good or Bad!

Change of mind couldn’t happen for me until I was able to recognize weakness and confront it. For some it may not be health or fitness, it could be budgeting better, or balancing household chores, or spending time with your family, or with friends, being more creative, exploring nature, challenging your mind in new ways, reading a book, talking to God, prayer, meditation, time management, etc. I don’t know your personal struggles or weakness, I only know mine, and I’m not a fan.

There will ALWAYS be areas in my life that will need improvement, it’s a journey that doesn’t have an end in sight. But I had to start somewhere, and like I said previously, it’s having a domino effect in my mind to want to pursue other weak areas in my thinking , and work to continue to strengthen them.

Here is another great paragraph to muse on for purpose filled thoughts, from

‘As A Man Thinketh’

 ” As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.

To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them; and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.”

What masters your thoughts?