What kind of thoughts are you storing in your memory bank?
Everyone encounters plenty of unfriendly, embarrassing, or discouraging situations in their life. Unsuccessful and successful people deal with these situations in different ways. Unsuccessful people take them to heart. They dwell on the unpleasant situations, thereby giving them a good start in their memory. At night the unpleasant situation is the last thing they think about. Successful people, on the other hand, don’t give it another thought. They specialize in putting positive thoughts into their memory bank.
How about you?
The cumulative effect of these storing negative thoughts makes a huge difference. Imagine what would happen if, every morning before driving to work you took a scoop of pebbles and threw into the car’s engine. What would happen? That fine engine would soon be a mess, unable to do what you want it to do.
Same thing happens with our brains.
When we throw negative thoughts in it every day, guess what? We fall apart. What is the alternative solution? Take every opportunity to store positive thoughts. We need to think of all the things we’ve done that we’re proud of—from the good things we have done to the recognition we have got in college or early in our career. Think about all those things for which we’re grateful—from our health to our past successes to the fact that we’re alive. We need to overload our brains with good thoughts.
What kinds of deposits are you making? Become more conscious of what thoughts you’re popping into your head and deliberately take advantage of the quiet moments by yourself to overdose on the good stuff.