Everything in your life exists because of a thought. In fact, everything that exists physically first began as a thought. Thought is the mechanism of creation. It is the force that precedes all creation and drives all creation. Thoughts have the power to become things.
It’s important to understand that, even though we aren’t always aware of it, the life we are living is an act of creation because we create all our results by the thoughts we choose to think. This awareness can allow us to see our results differently and take responsibility for the things we have created—either inadvertently or purposely— in our life.
In this episode of the podcast, I’m talking about the principles of creation, how thoughts become things, how to choose your thoughts based on the results you want and harness your power to create anything.
One of the very first concepts I was taught by my coaches is that our thoughts create our results. And yet, I am constantly surprised when I rediscover this again and again in my life.
Everything, everything in your life exists because it was first a thought. Thought is the mechanism of creation. Thought is a force that precedes all creation and drives all creation.
We often don’t realize the power of thought but the more we can understand that intangible thought has the power to become tangible things in our life, the more we can create anything we want in our lives.
Principles of Creation
We all kind of think our life just is, that it just kind of happened. We live in this house, in this place. We’re married to this person. We have these kids. We drive this car. We do these things. We eat this food. It sort of feels like it was all just chance or circumstance—like we are removed from the creation and the architecture of our lives.
But all of it—the house, the spouse, the kids, the car, the activities, the food—all of it started as a thought in our mind before it ever was.
Which is kind of mind blowing.
It means that even though we weren’t aware of it, the life we are living was an act of creation. It was created by us though the thought we chose to think. It didn’t just happen to us.
This is how creation happens:
We have a thought---which creates a feeling---which fuels action---which creates our results.
As humans we often think it is “action” that is creating our results, but every action is a result of our feelings, which are created every time by our thoughts. The accumulation of all your thoughts and your all feelings have created all your results right now.
A Word of Caution
Sometimes we use this work against us. When we notice that the results in our life aren’t what we want them to be, we can tend to want to blame ourselves. This is not useful or helpful.
Knowing that our thoughts create our results isn’t knowledge that you should use against yourself. Avoid blaming or judging yourself. This awareness is the gate to change if you are willing to be curious rather than judgmental. Ask yourself, “How have I created my results?” And then get really interested and fascinated so that you can now be so much more purposeful and deliberate about what you are creating. You can create on purpose.
How to Change Your Thoughts to Get Different Results
So, how do we think differently so that we can feel differently so that we can create different results?
We have to decide what we need to think instead. If I want certain results in any area of my life that I am not seeing currently, I have to assume that I have been wrong about what I have been thinking, and decide what I want to think instead.
4. And after that, then we have to be willing to practice the new thought over and over again.
You just have to keep practicing. Your belief is just your most practiced thought.
Metaphors to Help You Practice New Thoughts
Puppy Training -
When you are training your puppy, you have to keep your eyes on it all the time. If you aren’t watching, it’s going to pee on the floor. And when this happens, you don’t get mad at the puppy. The puppy is just doing what puppies do. You are in charge of the puppy and it’s your job to show the puppy that we go outside.
When the puppy pees on the floor we don’t get mad at the puppy, we just move him outside, and show him where we go. And we do this over and over and over again. And eventually, the puppy learns that I don’t pee in the house.
Now, it is the same idea when you are training your brain to think something new. It’s going to have accidents. Its automatically going to think the old thought. It doesn’t know any better. We don’t’ need to get mad at our brain or get mad at ourselves for thinking the thoughts, we just remind ourselves that we don’t do that in here. We don’t think that thought in here. And then you move it outside your brain. You stop thinking the old thought and and think your new thought on purpose.
Try this for yourself. Try purposely putting the old thought outside your brain and thinking something new.
The House –
At first it may be uncomfortable to think the new thought. This metaphor may help with that discomfort.
Imagine your old thought like being in the cave. The cave is where our lower brain loves to hang out. It’s safe and warm in the cave— we’re protected from predators—our brain always wants us to stay in the cave and never leave. Your brain never wants to do new things or think new things. So I want you to imagine your old thought like the cave. It’s what you’ve always thought and its comfortable and safe for your brain to think it.
Now I want you to imagine your new thought like a beautiful new house. It’s so lovely. It has high ceilings and wood floors and gorgeous lighting. It has beautiful furnishings and a farmhouse sink and a fireplace and big windows. It is a gorgeous home. Your new belief that will create a new reality (a new result) for you is like this house. And whenever you think this thought, you find yourself in this beautiful house.
The problem is, your lower brain is certain you don’t belong in this house. It is uncomfortable in this house. It is constantly telling you that you don’t belong here and you need to run out the front door and go back to the cave. It tells you that this is a house for other people. This is a house where the disciplined, smart, worthy people live, and you don’t belong here. Your brain is terrified to be in this house. It begs you to go back to the cave.
The only thing you have to do to stay in the house, is not leave. You don’t have to be worthy of the house. You don’t have to “belong” in the house. You just have to stay in the house by not going back to the cave. You just have to keep practicing and keep thinking the thought that puts you in the house. Instead of picking up the old thought and running scared out the front door and back to the cave.
Your brain will want to. But the more time you spend in the house, the more times you put the puppy out, the more times you think the thought, the more comfortable it becomes.
Every result in your life is 100% because of the thoughts you think. If you look around your life and see results that you don’t love, recognize (not in judgment but with empowerment) that things are only this way because of the thoughts you are thinking. Which means, they are optional. And anytime you are ready to have a different outcome in your life, you only have to think a new thought. And practice it over and over and over again, until it becomes the house you live in—and that, my friends, is 100% awesome!
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