How to Guide, Not Control, Your Thoughts (DQ Solo)

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“Every man is what he is

because of the dominating thoughts which he permits to occupy his mind.”

  • Napoleon Hill

I love this quote from Napoleon Hill because it highlights 2 truths:

  1. Your thoughts create your reality
  2. You have the authority to choose which thoughts will dominate your mind

Here are 3 important things I needed to learn in order to effectively choose my thoughts:

#1. Your mind produces thoughts the way your heart produces beats*.

In other words, they come automatically.

According to some very well-respected neuroscientists (like Dr. Joe Dispenza), you produce between 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day.

You cannot stop your thoughts from coming.

You can only decide what to do with them once they’re there, such as:

  • Which ones you give attention to
  • Which ones you give further energy
  • Which ones you subtract energy from

*Meditation teacher Emily Fletcher taught me this one.

#2. A belief is a thought you keep thinking*.

It’s as simple as this:

Think something long enough, and you’ll come to believe it.

*Abraham Hicks taught me this one.

#3. Guide, don’t control, your thoughts.

Being controlled by my thoughts made me miserable.

Trying to control my thoughts made me equally miserable.

After learning I produce 70,000 thoughts a day, I gave up my futile attempts to control.

Instead, I learned how to guide my thoughts:

The art of taking a thought and bringing it the most empowering place.

In today’s episode, I’ll teach you the art of how to guide, not control, your thoughts.

-DQ

PS – If you’re continuing your anti-racist inner work as I am, I’d like to recommend this YouTube video Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.

PPS - If you’ve ever wondered “should I say black or African American,” your question will be answered in the first 80 seconds of that video.

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