Doing so will require a bit of introspection along with digging deep by asking yourself questions like:
- Are my thoughts (about this particular subject, person, circumstance, whatever-it-may-be) positive or negative?
- Are my feelings based on facts or assumptions?
- How much control do I have over the outcome?
The simple act of taking a few moments to answer basic questions such as these will kick start the process of moving you from a subjective frame of mind (emotion-based thinking) to an objective frame of mind (solution-based thinking).
However, if you’re not sure what your thoughts are about something, the first place to look is at your WORDS.
[NOTE: This is the part in the article where you get out a pen, notebook, and write down the answers to the following questions…]
What is it that you’re saying to yourself? Why? And what makes these words/thoughts true?
Then, go back up to questions 1, 2, and 3, and answer them before moving on.
No matter how conscious you are of your thoughts and words, the value of this exercise lies in truthfully being able to accurately examine these 2 things:
- The emotions you’re feeding and…
- The words you are affirming into your life
One way or another, your thoughts will either be affirming your fears or your expressing your faith.