What is a thought?
A thought is an electrical impulse, which fires up your neurons that are your brain cells. Neurons are electrical excitable cells that process and transmit information via your five senses.
These impulses can be triggered by what you see, hear, taste, touch or smell, they can also be triggered by memories of what you have seen, heard, smelt, touched and tasted.
Most of your thoughts are repetitive in nature; in other words, you think a large number of the same thoughts every day. For example, if you have a repetitive thought like ‘I am not good with people’, your brain is wired to provide evidence to support the thoughts that you are repeating. If you think you are not good at writing, you find evidence to support that thought.
Your brain is listening to everything you are thinking and like a loyal dog; your brain will find lots of evidence to support your thoughts.
What are beliefs?
Beliefs are thoughts that you keep thinking over and over; regardless of whether they are in fact real or not; they become beliefs. With enough repetition, your beliefs go into your unconscious mind and then we act as though our beliefs are true and for this reason our beliefs come true.
Beliefs can be empowering or disempowering.
Whilst we can choose to make them positive, most of us carry limiting beliefs that do not serve us.
So, are some of your beliefs limiting you from your full potential? Like values, your beliefs motivate you and impact your results.
Making change happen…
If you reverse your negative thoughts by intentionally thinking the opposite, like ‘you are great with people’ or ‘you are a magnificent writer’, then guess what? Your brain will find the evidence to support that belief.
You see your brain is one big muscle and like every other muscle in your body you need to train your brain in order to create change. It is simple; you can start with your thoughts. It takes 21 to 30 days to train your brain into new habits of thoughts and beliefs, which, in turn, become your experience.
In doing so, you will increase your motivations and feel good about yourself. Your brain will keep providing you with more evidence to show you how good you are…so don’t waste another minute, get started, replace your old thoughts with new ones and repeat them every day!!
Your new repeating thoughts will go on to spark other neurons in your brain to trigger more good memories and create a new pathway for more positive beliefs.
Positive beliefs attract more positive beliefs, while negative beliefs attract more negative beliefs, so what are you going to attract into your reality?