Episode 87: The Best Thoughts of 2020

Episode Summary

Every result in our life is created by our thoughts. Today I’m sharing my top five thoughts from 2020 that I think had the biggest impact on my year and allowed me to stretch my personal capacity and get outcomes I didn’t know were possible.

No matter what ways you want to become or what things you want to change in your life in the coming year, adopting these thoughts will help you do it. You have an unlimited capacity to become in any way you want, and the way you get there is through the thoughts you choose!

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In today’s episode, I wanted to share the top 5 thoughts I had in 2020 that made the biggest impact on my life.  

Best Thoughts of 2020


  •  It’s always a thought problem.


You think the things you do create your results.  Your actions don’t create your results.  Your thoughts do. This one idea changed my business and it can change anything in your life as well.  If you don’t like the results you have in ANY area of your life, you don’t need to change the actions.  You first need to change what you are thinking.  Then your actions will change automatically.

Pick a problem or something you want to change.  What are your top five thoughts about this every day?

Those thoughts and not your actions are the problem. Find the thought creating the problem and change it.


  •  It’s okay to be hungry.


It’s okay to be uncomfortable.   It’s okay for your brain to protest.  It’s okay if your brain wants you to stop and produces a whole lot of negative emotion for you.

The price for any thing I want in my life is always discomfort.  Because discomfort is how my brain tries to talk me out of doing things.  It’s okay to be uncomfortable.  And leaning into it is how I make the most of my time here on earth and do what I really came to do.


  •  I think you should just decide…


Belief is a decision.  It isn’t something that you have to warm up to or have enough evidence for.  Belief isn’t something that feels incontrovertible and easy.  It is a decision. And the faster I decide, the faster I create.  The faster I decide to think something and believe something, the faster it starts showing up in my life.

Did you know you can just decide? You get to believe whatever you want and you just get to decide.


  • We came to get good at feeling bad.


The point of earth life is to get good at feeling, to increase our capacity to feel bad.  

Christ had the capacity to feel bad.  He knew how to process emotion and feel it in his body without needing to run from it or buffer form it or change it in anyway.

And when we feel our negative emotions in our bodies we are following him.  We are emulating him.  We are increasing our capacity to feel bad, which is a divine attribute.


  • This is who I am.  This is what I do.


Too many times we are waiting to believe things about ourselves, and we are waiting for the evidence first.  But we have to believe we are that things before we can do that thing.

So many of us think increasing our self concept wishful thinking or arrogant or just delusional.  But it is required.  We can’t carry ourselves as that person and do the things that person would do, unless we believe we are that person.  

Define who you are and what you do in whatever area you want to work on. Pick a place where you want to put in the work and think about who you would need to be to succeed in that area of your life.  And start to think, “This is who I am. This is what I do,” and start thinking of of yourself in that way without any evidence.  

You get to think about yourself any way you want. And you actually need to in order to get the result you are striving for.

How would your life be different if you adopted these thoughts in the coming year?  Remember that you have an unlimited capacity to become in any way you want…and you will do that through your thoughts!

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