Are you taking action on your thoughts or simply allowing them to pass by?
Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That’s an average of 2,500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour. A lot of brilliance takes place with these thoughts, yet when we get caught up in negative thinking or simply in the speed of each day, it is easy to discredit them. But with a bit of effort, we can shift into conscious creation with our thoughts.
How often do you discredit your thoughts
Do you ever get those “a-ha” moments where you think “YES! I’m totally going to do X,Y, or Z” only to let it disappear just as quickly because you discredited the thought?
This happened to me the other night. I was thinking about what I wanted to share in an email to my community and I had the perfect concept. You know, the one that was super clear and easy to write about. The one that I just knew someone receiving was going to read and say “wow, this was exactly what I needed to hear.” And what did I do with that thought? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Why? Because an immediate message jumped right in…”nah, that’s really not a big deal. You can think of something better to write about.” So I let that thought slip away and what do you know…I could not find that thought when I went to write the email.
It wasn’t the first time this has happened to me. I get a brilliant idea and quickly dismiss it. Maybe I feel it’s not “good enough” or maybe I tell myself it’s not the right time. But later, I wish I had taken note of it.
Have you seen this in your own experience? Do you tend to dismiss or do you consistently take action on your thoughts? What is the result
Take action on your thoughts: three steps
For the next week, I invite you to pay attention to your thoughts and when that good idea comes, do not dismiss it! When you feel that moment of “YES, THIS IS PERFECT!”, do something. Here are some quick and easy steps that have served me in taking action.
First – Write it down.
Journaling is HUGE for me. I carry a journal around with me everywhere as I love to capture those on-the-spot revelations. I also recommend the Evernote app for capturing ideas on the go.
Second – See what immediately follows the brilliant ideas.
Do you tell yourself “nah…that’s not important”? Or “ummmm…that’s already been done before. Who are you to do THAT?” Take note of what follows and see if there are patterns in your thinking.
Third – Take action.
Whether by simply writing it down, picking up the phone, or telling someone, do something in the moment to solidify the thought.
Become more aware and see patterns
As you become more aware of your thoughts, you will start to see patterns and consistent self-talk. Then, you will create tools to take action and begin creating from your genius space. How cool is that?
I encourage you to take my week-long challenge and let me know how it goes! And if you would love to learn how to utilize your Human Design Strategy in your thought actions, I invite you to schedule a Human Design/Gene Key Session. Learn about your decision making strategy and how observing your thoughts and taking action relate to that strategy.