You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is, you are responsible for what you think because it is only at this level that you can exercise a choice. What you do comes from what you think.  This is the art of right thinking. Click to read this post, and start taking control over your actions and your thinking! #rightthinking #heart-centered #heartcentered #inspiring #morethanpositive #spiritual #postivity #mindful #personal development

The Art of Right Thinking

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"You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is, you are responsible for what you think because it is only at this level that you can exercise a choice. What you do comes from what you think."  This is the art of right thinking. Click to read this post, and start taking control over your actions and your thinking! #rightthinking #heart-centered #heartcentered #inspiring #morethanpositive #spiritual #postivity #mindful #personal development

“You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is, you are responsible for what you think because it is only at this level that you can exercise a choice. What you do comes from what you think.”

This is the art of right thinking.

This is such a beautiful quote that recently caught my eye. We all believe in the first part of this quote, I am responsible for my actions and not for my thinking.  We intuitively take responsibility for our actions but not our thoughts.

"You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is, you are responsible for what you think because it is only at this level that you can exercise a choice. What you do comes from what you think."  This is the art of right thinking. Click to read this post, and start taking control over your actions and your thinking! #rightthinking #heart-centered #heartcentered #inspiring #morethanpositive #spiritual #postivity #mindful #personal development

We need to start taking out thoughts captive and realize that what we think results in what we do.

You hear, ‘I’ll try to DO my best’ but you never hear ‘I’ll try to THINK my best’.  It’s because this is what we believe.  We believe that we have a control over our actions but not on our thinking.

Today, I share with you, my insight on how you can control your thoughts and how they affect your actions.

You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is, you are responsible for what you think because it is only at this level that you can exercise a choice. What you do comes from what you think.  This is the art of right thinking. Click to read this post, and start taking control over your actions and your thinking! #rightthinking #heart-centered #heartcentered #inspiring #morethanpositive #spiritual #postivity #mindful #personal development

 

The importance of right thinking

One part of your life is what you do i.e. your actions, and another part of your life is what you think i.e. your thoughts. Your actions are the external and can be seen by others and yourself. Your thoughts are internal, hence they can’t be seen by others. And if you are not aware of our thoughts, you won’t notice them either.

Often we believe that we have a choice in what we say and how we behave. But it’s the other way around, we have a choice in our thoughts, which affect our words or actions.

"You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is, you are responsible for what you think because it is only at this level that you can exercise a choice. What you do comes from what you think."  This is the art of right thinking. Click to read this post, and start taking control over your actions and your thinking! #rightthinking #heart-centered #heartcentered #inspiring #morethanpositive #spiritual #postivity #mindful #personal developmentWhy?

Because your thoughts are like the seed and your action is the tree. The quality of the fruit or the tree is in your control, and is based on the quality of the seed.

 

Your power lies in choosing the right seed, which will change the tree or the outcome, external behavior.

Make a choice in your thinking. Otherwise you can not control your words and actions.  If your thoughts are pure and positive, your actions and behaviour will obviously be pure and positive.

Okay I know, it sounds very difficult. But it’s not.  Consciously pay extra attention to your thoughts, which you may have never done before.  And that’s why it seems like climbing a mountain gradually and steadily until you make it to the summit and can see down the other side.  The change is gradual but eventually choosing right will become natural, just like placing one foot in front of the other as you hike.

Once you realize where you have the choice then your attention will focus on the right step and place.

Until now you were thinking if I try to use good words & behaviour, my relationships will be better. If I work hard enough, I will be successful.

But this alone is not enough. If you try to behave good but your thoughts for that person are negative, sooner or later it does reflect in your actions. If you keep on doubting the end results, your hard work alone won’t pay off and you will never be successful.

So, make note of this today, you not only have a choice on your actions but your actions are a bi-product of your thinking.

That is why it is so important to have right and positive thinking.

"You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is, you are responsible for what you think because it is only at this level that you can exercise a choice. What you do comes from what you think."  This is the art of right thinking. Click to read this post, and start taking control over your actions and your thinking! #rightthinking #heart-centered #heartcentered #inspiring #morethanpositive #spiritual #postivity #mindful #personal development

Now comes a big question…..

How to choose the right and positive thought?

Choosing the right thought doesn’t happen in one day.  It’s a process which ensues over a period of time. For that, you need to watch what information you are feeding to our thoughts. How are you training your mind to create positive thoughts?

Information is the raw material (food) for thoughts. To choose the right quality of your thoughts, you need to carefully choose the quality of the information you read, listen and watch.”

What you feed your mind from the first thing in the morning to the last thing before sleeping make all the difference in the world.

You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is, you are responsible for what you think because it is only at this level that you can exercise a choice. What you do comes from what you think.  This is the art of right thinking. Click to read this post, and start taking control over your actions and your thinking! #rightthinking #heart-centered #heartcentered #inspiring #morethanpositive #spiritual #postivity #mindful #personal development

  • Start your mornings with some meditation, positive affirmations and/or gratitude.
  • There are infinite reasons to feel sad, angry or anxious but there are also infinite reasons to feel joyful, passionate and motivated about. It’s up to you to decide which reasons you want to focus on, positives or negatives. Train your brain to focus and give attention to the positives.
  • Try to start small but do it consistently.
  • This will be a prep for your mind, making it learn to accept and acknowledge the positivity.
  • Once you have a habit of doing this, start watching your thoughts during the course of the day.
  • Again, in the beginning, don’t try to do it all day long. Or else, you’ll overwhelm yourself and will stop everything before you will even see the difference.
  • When you start noticing a negative thought, try to replace it with positive ones.
  • For every one negative thought, immediately create 3 positive thoughts.
  • Never do the negative self-talking. This only does harm, to you and to others.

Take control of your life and be responsible for what you want to create for yourself.  You need to come out of your comfort zone of the automatic mode of thinking.  Instead, start paying attention to your thoughts and whether they are supporting and advancing your life in positive, heart-centered ways.

The more you notice what you are thinking, the more you can interrupt the negative thoughts.  That is where your personal power comes from.  First being aware and understanding your thoughts, and then the ability to be self-directive to choose what you want to focus on.

We all have the power to make healthier decisions for ourselves, let’s take action now and start doing!  You got this girl!!

Pooja Kumari blogs over at www.peacefulbanyantree.com about everything about  Personal Development.  She believes you should never stop working on yourself because there can always be a better version of you.  She is a Life Coach specialized in Mindset Coaching.  If you have the right intentions and the right mindset, anything can be achieved – a great career, happy and meaningful relationships, and a peaceful and purposeful life.  Work every day on something small which can bring you closer to the purpose of your life.

You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is, you are responsible for what you think because it is only at this level that you can exercise a choice. What you do comes from what you think.  This is the art of right thinking. Click to read this post, and start taking control over your actions and your thinking! #rightthinking #heart-centered #heartcentered #inspiring #morethanpositive #spiritual #postivity #mindful #personal development

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50 responses to “The Art of Right Thinking

  1. So true and I love the practical tips you give with your article. It’s a cycle – thoughts, feelings, actions …. actions, feeling, thoughts. All connected. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. It took me a long time to realise how impactful it was on my life thinking negatively all the time. More recently, I’ve learned more about positivity and taking time to meditate and believe in myself so thank you for this very important post. I enjoyed reading it.

  3. I love the tips about changing you thinking! Very thorough. I just started meditating to fall asleep but I like the idea of listening to mantras and affirmations upon waking too.

  4. Deola

    This post is right on point. I have been paying more attention to my mindset because I have come to realize that it is everything. As you think, so will your life be. I will be adding this line to my vocab “I’ll try to THINK my best”

  5. i really really really (and i can stress enough by the number of reallys i put on this comment) thought that people cannot control the why they think. i always thought that thoughts come naturally and there is nothing i can do about them. but this post really does make sense… although it really makes me feel ashamed of some thoughts i’ve heard and blamed it all to ‘not being able to control it’ 🙂

    thanks for sharing. learned something i must start practicing!

  6. Vonetta

    Our thoughts are so powerful! I am definitely making the effort this year to be more conscious of the way I think.

  7. Love this post! I’ve been following Dr. Caroline Leaf lately and she always talks about the power of the mind. Our thoughts shape our realities so I always try to start my day thinking on good things.

  8. I never thought about right thinking. I always tell myself don’t be negative but this gives me more ideas on how to successfully be positive. Thanks for the tips!

  9. I agree with you on so many levels. I do daily affirmations and when I find myself going toward stinking thinking, I stop myself and work through why I am thinking this way. Sometimes just pausing gets me back on track!

  10. I really like your tip for every negative thought, think three positive thoughts. This is exactly what I need when i am on a stressful deadline at work!

  11. I’ve tried replacing negative thoughts with three positive ones before and I could absolutely notice a difference in my overall behavior! I’ll have to make that a goal of mine in 2019. Thanks!

  12. Love your positivity in this lisa ! I always try to have a positive outlook on everything . Now I have a app that gives daily affirmations and mantras and it helps me stay positive everyday

  13. tren

    This is a nice read. Positive mindset/thought process is the make or break of my day. I try to start every morning with coffee and meditation. I like to think about all the great things planned, to get me hyped about the day. I really try to block out anything that will damper my spirit or make me anxious.

  14. I needed to hear this right now. I am always trying to adjust my mindset – which is really just another way of changing the way I think. It’s nice to have a reminder that this takes time though and I shouldn’t be so harsh on myself when it doesn’t immediately happen.

  15. Omg simply wonderful post!! I think I use to make the same mistakes of blaming only my action but forgetting that my actions are actually from my thoughts!! I can’t think negative and expect myself to act positive! SOOO true!! I need to work on them also, loved ur idea of not doing it all in one day and overwhelming myself !! I agree I tend to do that. I am taking it slow ☺️This is very helpful. thanks!! ❤️

  16. Affirmations are powerful. I have had to stop myself from saying “I’m bad at math” for years because I”m really not. I prefer not to help kids with math homework, but I’m actually good at math. I also stopped thinking I was a bad singer…untrained, maybe, but not bad.

  17. Such a wonderful post! A strong mindset is SO important to have but you are right, it definitely doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time & practice!

    -Madi xo

  18. LC

    I firmly believe in minding your mind…there is power in training your mind to think positively and to avert your mind from negative thinking. That is something I’d like to improve on this year. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I love the part of there a reasons to be sad, angry but at the same time are a lot of reasons to be happy, grateful. Which of course should be the priority when we think. Lovely post!

  20. Sound advice, many thanks for sharing. I’m visiting from The Midlife Blogging Community. Thanks for sharing on there. Jacqui Mummabstylish (Over fifty fashion/lifestyle blogger)

  21. This is beautifully written, very much simplified the Law of Attraction, which I have followed for 9 years now. I love your blog, your perspective and how soft and comforting your website is. There are truly no coincidences and I was here for a reason! Thank you for bringing me along the ride! Ciao for now! Remember to sparkle!

  22. This is so true. So many of us find ourselves in situations…wondering how we got here, when at the root of it all was our thought pattern. Thank you for sharing.

  23. You are SO RIGHT. We control everything by controlling our own minds. All mentality and thoughts are our own to control.

    I myself have had to learn to be more positive and though still a work in progress, it makes a monumental difference.

  24. I love this and I agree. I struggle with thinking positively first thing in the morning, after not having my kids sleep well and then again before bed because I know what the night is going to bring. I need to start working on this though.

  25. I agree totally Liza. Your thinking determines your mindset which in turn influences your actions. Perhaps, we need to focus our attention on mindful thinking to have balance with our actions.

  26. I love this post! What a thought-provoking quote, “what you do comes from what you think”. It’s all about our mindset. If more people would realize that we can really CHOOSE to be happy 😊

  27. This is amazing advice. I’ll be starting my day now with a positive affirmation and a good thought. It will be a nice way to start the day off.

  28. I love this idea! I definitely struggle with getting into a negative mindset and letting negative thoughts and self-talk ruin my day. Will have to try these tips. I especially love the idea of starting the day with affirmations and following a negative thought with three positive ones.

  29. I enjoyed your post! I read a book a few years ago called Excuses BeGone that helped me to change my thinking. I truly believe what you think you become!