Have you ever heard someone say, “I don’t know what made me do this.”
… or better yet, have you ever asked yourself, “Why did I do that?”
We tend to question ourselves after we’ve done something wrong, after we’re feeling guilty about our conduct, or the morning after we’ve done something reckless.
Now these questions shouldn’t come after our honest mistakes… because we all make them. We tend to ask these questions after ‘the age of understanding’… because these questions always come after we’ve done something we know we shouldn’t have done!
In other words… WE KNOW BETTER!
And even though we know better, we still ask ourselves ‘Why?’ after we repeatedly do something wrong. Then we come up with our excuses to make us feel better.
“I’m only human.”
“No one is perfect.”
“That’s just a part of life.”
“Everybody makes mistakes.”
BUT IS IT A MISTAKE IF WE KNOW BETTER?
Because it’s a waste of time to continuously ask yourself ‘Why did I do that?’ without ever stopping to consider the answer.
So here’s the answer: The reason you did that, was because it STARTED IN YOUR MIND!
It’s that simple! But we should ask ourselves…
WHERE IS MY MIND TAKING ME?
The reason we do the things we do, is because our actions always follow our thoughts. Every move we make, and every action we take… begins first with a single thought. The question is: When are we mature enough to recognize and dismiss the wrong thoughts that come into our heads?
If you never learn to control your thoughts, your mind will take you on an array of adventures, and these adventures will derive from impulses, addictions, cravings, temptations… and reminiscing!
Everyday your mind is going to take you somewhere, but there are 3 things you can do to assure that your mind doesn’t take you somewhere you don’t need to be.
1. RECOGNIZE: Acknowledge whenever a new thought enters your mind.
2. DISTINGUISH: Identity whether or not it’s a positive or negative thought.
3. DISMISS: If it’s a negative thought… then you know better!