I am sure the majority of people in any conversation would agree that we have enough negativity in our world! As a result, I think it is a good practice to develop a go-to phrase or thought.
I was always taught as a child, “Whatever is in your heart will always come out of your mouth.”
It was true then and it is even more relevant now, as an adult.
Everyday we wake up, we are challenged to put our best foot forward. We are expected to go the extra mile. We strive to be extraordinary, sometimes with ordinary practices.
Breaking Away From Ordinary Practices
First, we must define what is ordinary.
- Not expecting anything more than usual,
- Accepting the same pay or job position for years,
- Avoiding growth due to fear, etc.
I must say, there is nothing wrong with ordinary if that’s what you’re looking for out of life. But, what if you are trying to be a cut above the rest? Well, you will need to put the “extra” in “ordinary.”
So, how can you break away from ordinary practices?
If you want to break away from ordinary practices, you must develop your go-to thought or phrase.
Developing Your Go-To Thought and Phrase
We all have some thought or phrase that guides our actions.
What are the first words that come out of your mouth when things are going good or bad?
These words will reveal your heart.
Would you mind joining in an exercise with me?
- For the next week or two, carefully examine your words and thoughts;
- Jot them down and the situation at hand so that you can see the cycle and condition of your words and thoughts;
- At the conclusion of the week or two weeks (you can decide the timeframe best for you), review your findings and utilize this information to better your words, your thoughts, and your LIFE!
The first order of business will be to rid yourself of the negative thoughts or phrases that may be haunting your life. This negativity can cause doubt, hesitancy, and unproductive actions. To remove these unhealthy practices, click on the blog posting - Why and How To Sharpen Your Perspective?
Discover your go-to thought or phrase and constantly remind yourself with reaffirmation.
I was talking to a dear friend a week ago about healthy heart talk. She is experiencing some serious misfortunes in her life and needed encouragement. Like her, we all need encouragement. If you develop a go-to thought or phrase, you will be able to encourage yourself during good and bad times.
I will leave you with one of my many go-to thoughts…
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28 NIV
Action: Wait no longer! Remove those thoughts and phrases that are holding you back. Start replacing those thoughts and phrases with positive perspective and affirmations.
Question(s): What’s one your go-to thoughts or phrases? (Please leave a comment below.)Bryant MTN Universal Be the wEiRd this world needs! Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Pinterest