Stuart Young, London, UK
What if you could … what?
What if you could meet the partner of your dreams? What if you could be as fit as a top athlete? What if you could achieve all of your goals systematically. What if you could have the job you love doing?
We spend so much of our time thinking that we can’t, we forget to consider if we could.
What’s the point you might be asking.
Apart from the fact that thinking about achieving something that would make us feel great actually starts to make us feel great – the very act of thinking in that way actually makes us consider opportunities and options that we are blind to when we’re busy thinking we can’t.
Think about it – if I ask you to think of three reasons why you’ll never win the lottery, it’s impossible for you to come up with ways that you could win.
If I said look around where you are right now and find ALL the red things, you wouldn’t notice all the blue things because that’s not where you are putting your focus. You’d miss all the blue things.
Likewise with continually thinking you can’t – you miss those opportunities in front of you that may just prove that you can.
Try that today – just allow yourself to daydream about all the things you’d like in your life and, just for the purposes of dreaming, imagine that you can have those things. Ask yourself: What if I could…?
See what happens.
2 responses to “What If You Could?”
You’re right, it’s impossible to think opposing thoughts at the same time. It’s like a light bulb just went off in my head! If I choose the positive thoughts, it leaves less room for the negative thoughts….and at least for those moments when I’m thinking the positive thoughts, there’s no danger of negative ones slipping in.
What a great way to live life 🙂
Beautiful Linda. And with daily practice the positive will float to the top more and more of the time. 🙂