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Clean Out Your Thought Closet

Mar 28, 2019

We all know that you get to choose your thoughts.  This means you get to decide what you believe about yourself, about your family, about your job, about your life—about everything!

As you start to examine the mindset and beliefs that have been creating your current results, you will find thoughts that are not serving you.  For me, I find that in many cases my thoughts are actually generating results that are the exact opposite of what I want in my life. 

In this case, it can be helpful to clean out your "thought closet," if you will.

Perhaps, over a lifetime, you have picked up thoughts that you no longer like, thoughts that no longer fit, or thoughts that are out-of-fashion with the results you really want.  You can think of these thoughts like you do the fashion relics crowding your closet.  You are under no obligation to keep them.  Just like your bell-bottom jeans or braided leather belts or fluffy, pink leg warmers, you can remove them from your closet and donate them back to the universe.  You no longer need them.

You can even “Marie Kondo” those thoughts—is this thought sparking joy?  If not, throw it out.

When you feel resistance to changing your thoughts—"But I’ve always thought that," or “This is how I’ve always been," or my personal favorite, "But it’s true!"—you can simply recognize that it is not an inherently bad thought; it’s just out of style and no longer fits.  It has served its purpose but you no longer need it.  Remove it from your thought closet permanently.

Then you can simply build, on purpose, a capsule collection of thoughts that gets you the exact results you want now.



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