“Thoughts become things.”
– Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe
Now this may sound very, very woowoo. Very spiritual and quite useless for everyday life.
Because how we think about ourselves, our writing, our lives – all of that influences our focus, our work habits and eventually what kind of lives we actually live.
And that’s why I’m writing about your (our) thoughts.
1. Thoughts about ourselves
Take a moment and listen to how you talk to yourself in your thoughts.
Most often, that voice we use to talk to ourselves is a harsh voice. A hard taskmaster. And sometimes, a rather nasty voice.
Oh, you’re such an idiot.
Not good enough. Write more.
Get moving, you lazy ass!
And so an and so forth. Does that sound familiar?
It’s how I used to talk to myself, as well. I thought that being hard on myself like that would make me work harder and get more done. I thought that was how everyone thinks to themselves.
I’ve been completely wrong. Continue reading