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5 Bad Thoughts That Will Throw You Off Track

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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The definition of “thoughts” is “An idea or mental picture, imagined and contemplated by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind.” I believe if you can harness and channel the right thoughts you will be unstoppable in any walk of life. These 5 thoughts are mistakenly carried out by the best of us at times and may be the reason why you cant reach that level of Success you have been hoping for.

Break throughs are made when we change the way we think, when we alter our beliefs and open our mind to its full and witty potential.

 

5 Common Bad Thoughts & How To Break Them

 

Perfectionism

We have all heard the saying ‘no one is perfect’ and in my opinion……thank god! Could you image a world with total perfection? It would be boring and there would be no thrill of risk and nothing better to strive for or look forward to.

I believe imperfection makes something beautiful, real and different and this is how most successful people in the world get to where they are now, by embracing their flaws/imperfections and putting everything they can into their passion!

Thomas Edison invented 3,000 duds before he invented the lightbulb. He himself did not call it failure. Instead, he said: “Any of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Taking imperfect action is the best starting point.

 

Comparing yourself to others

There is only one YOU and trying to be like anyone is a total waste of time I say!

Many entrepreneurs push you to follow your passion and to observe successful people and do what they do. I also believed this. Do what they do but do it in your own way; add your own personal flare and passion along with your high energy and action and you will succeed on your own accord and merit.

Everyone is unique so embrace YOU and concentrate on what you can, do not what others can do.

 

Thinking that you’re not ‘good enough’

Ok, so I am even a culprit of this at times however who are you or anyone else for that matter to say that you are not good enough?

I truly believe that your mind is the most powerful tool you have and thoughts become things! Start telling yourself that you are good enough, or better yet that you are too good and even if you don’t believe it, you will start to etch this out and create what once was just a vision.

We are all put on this earth for our own personal journeys and success’s and I know that no matter what anyone says, everyone has it in them to do anything they put their mind to! All you have to do is start believing it!

 

Doing too much at once

I read 10 books at a time and yes as thrilling as it is getting lost in 10 different stories and becoming one with all those different characters and adventures, it sure is hard to concentrate and focus on one at a time! How many books do you think I end up finishing? None!

This is a perfect example of why you concentrate on one thing at a time and don’t overload your plate with too many tasks at once. Even though it sounds fun and the excitement of wanting to finish so many things at once drives you to take everything on board, it really isn’t practical and you end up getting ¼ of everything done and finishing none of them.

Focus on one thing at a time and the satisfying feeling of accomplishing and moving forward will be enough of a reward to help you to successfully complete one thing at a time.

 

“But I” (Excuses excuses…)

The 5th and final rule is a ban on excuses! Everyone can find an excuse to do or not to do something, this is a known fact!

Excuses help us justify the doubts we already have about something so that the risk is lessened by a self belief for why we can’t do something.

However, I have a philosophy that everything works both ways so next time you find yourself making or finding an excuse why not to do something, change your way of thinking and force yourself to come up with an excuse as to why you SHOULD do that something!

Whenever I doubt something or find myself coming up with an excuse I ask myself this one little question:

What’s the worst that can happen?

Usually my answer to this is “It won’t work out the way I want it to” and if this is what happens then you know what not to do in the future or what to do when you try next time!

It’s all easier said than done and no one can help you unless you really want to help yourself  but one thing I do know is that we are all creatures of habit so if you start to forcefully change your way of thinking by following these rules then your body and mind will soon catch on and start to think differently in your favor, automatically!

 Article By: Charlene Barry | Addicted2Success.com

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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5 Comments

  1. Brooke Taylor

    Jan 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Try the book Taming Your Gremlin by Rick Carson as well. He gives you a process for enjoying your life, which includes simply noticing when you have destructive thoughts, which in and of itself tends to make them have less impact.

  2. Adewale Ademuyiwa

    Jan 4, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Must acknowledge that you have given some good advice.

    Sometimes we can get into a mental space where we feel threatened by strong assumptions that we will always get things wrong or that something else is bound to go wrong again. This can also stop us from taking steps forward because wee see so many risks of things going wrong.

    Life is full of risk. Experiencing failure is part of the process of becoming successful. someone once said success is 99% failure.

    So if we do fear failure, we stand a better chance of achieving the successes we want.

  3. Helen

    Oct 30, 2011 at 7:20 am

    When your head is full of negative head chatter or you have become a habitual negative thinker start changing you thought 1 at a time. Build this up slowly daily and give yourself positive feedback. It took time for this habit to form it will take time to break it but with positive intention and daily practice you will learn to change the way you think. i did .

    • Joel

      Joel

      Oct 30, 2011 at 9:32 am

      Awesome advice Helen, thanks for sharing with us =)

  4. Jen McGahan

    Oct 29, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Sometimes it’s just too many thoughts; period. If you can learn to control that mental chatter — both the positive and the negative — you’re better off!

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