Putting Your Best Thought Forward

Put your best thought forward.

It’s easy to get caught up in the web of self-defeating thoughts. Many times this is done by default.

Fortunately, you can change your thoughts so that they empower you.

No one can think your thoughts for you.  Think about that.  Only you can do that.

And this means that you are responsible, not only for what you think, but for what shows up in your life as a result of your thinking.

Instead of thinking by habit, why not make the decision to think by choice?  Rather than accept someone else’s thoughts (opinions/beliefs/ideas) at face value, test them to see if they hold true for you. If they don’t align with your purpose, your goals, your values, or your dreams, then choose to think for yourself. Thinking by habit is lazy thinking.

When you nurture the same old negative thoughts, you’ll get sucked into a black hole of vibration that keeps you from moving forward. Rather than focus on possible negative outcomes, why not focus on possible positive outcomes? Put your creativity to use. Instead of focusing on the problem, focus on the possible solutions. Since thought is the source, it’s also the solution.

Our most dominant and consistent thoughts carry power and energy. They have a very real and significant impact on the way we act. Choose to think the best about yourself, your world, and the people and events in it. Doing this allows you to enable, encourage, empower, and motivate yourself to do your best.

You’re going to get from here to the future anyway as time goes on, so you might as well think thoughts that will shift your vibration, serve your highest good, and accelerate your desired outcomes. Put your best thought(s) forward, and before you know it, you’ll be stepping into your joy.

2 thoughts on “Putting Your Best Thought Forward

  1. Judy - Pedagogical Artist

    Love what you say, Penny – Thinking by habit is lazy thinking. Many people believe that thinking is something that just happens. They do not accept the fact that we do have control over our thinking process or that thinking skills can, in fact, be developed. These people, as you infer, are being lazy, taking the easy way out – freeing themselves of any responsibility for their thoughts and consequently their lives. We, as adults need to make a shift in the way we think, as you propose, and nurture healthy thinking in our children. However, even though more and more schools are introducing High Order Thinking Skills, in reality theory and practice don’t always go together. Sadly, many school systems encourage the motto, “Think what I tell you to think!” Thank you! HUGS <3

    1. Penny McDaniel Post author

      Hi Judy!

      I think some people are afraid to think for themselves for fear of being judged as well. Not only don’t they want the responsibility (it’s always easier to blame someone or something else), but they are afraid of being looked as as “different,” or “stupid,” or _____________ (insert adjective of choice).

      And like you mentioned, Bloom’s Taxonomy/higher order thinking skills is great in theory, but when schools focus so much on standardized testing/state testing, creativity is lost. Many schools end up “teaching to the test” so they could receive high scores, high accreditation, all in the name of funding. Students are being “dumbed down” as a result.

      Anyway, thank you SO much for stopping by and sharing your insights. I appreciate you.


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