Really? Is that really true that my past thinking influences my present that much?
The other day I had a good example of the truth of this statement. I was working on on a project that required a number of actions being completed on a spreadsheet then the detail being entered into a computer system.
I was struggling. I knew what needed to be done, but I kept going round in circles., making little headway. I added more complexity to the tasks as well as put off working on the tasks. I has tight time frames to work within. My progress was slow and laborious. I was tired and frustrated.
I went out for a coffee to get some headspace. I had read the words that are the title of this blog earlier in the day. These words were going through my mind as I was drinking my coffee. My past thinking has got me to where I am today. In other words, my struggle with the project that I was experiencing was the result of past thinking and ultimately programming of my mind, thinking and behaviour.
As this realisation sunk it, I began to change my thinking right then. I saw myself with greater clarity on the outcomes required, but not just the outcomes, but the steps were clear and concise.
Once I saw the problem and was able to understand the reason for my lack of energy and avoidance and that it was the result of past thinking, I was able to move forward with energy and commitment. I didn’t dwell on the what thinking got me there, rather the knowledge that the thinking created my present reality. This gave me the power to change my thinking in the present to ensure that my reality changed. But more importantly it set my up to change my future reality. To make it flow better.
So if you are finding walls, or barriers confronting you in tasks, stop and have a think about what past thinking has put them there. You don’t have to dwell on what the thinking was, just know that past thinking set the pattern for the present. You then have a choice to continue with that thinking and reality, or to change your thinking and your reality!
until next time