Your choices of action may be limited—but your choices of thought are not.
Excerpted from the workshop: Chicago, IL on May 25, 2002
Remember this short sentence this week! It's so powerful. This is what has gotten many POWs through their long periods of captivity - knowing that they can think whatever they choose to think even if they are confined to a very small space.
I would bet that you're not confined to that small a space right now. I would also bet that sometimes thoughts pop into your head and you just let them sit there and continue on even if they aren't generating the nice feelings you would like to have right now. Remember that you can control and change those thoughts. Pull from your memory (your Kodak Moments) or create new memories - write your beautiful story in your head.
For example, two weeks before my Tennessee race I dragged my weary body out the door to do a run after doing back to back long runs 2 days prior. I didn't want to be out there but I had to be. So, instead of thinking about how much I didn't want to be there, I changed my thoughts to how great it was going to feel when I was doing the event since I had prepared so well. I immediately had more energy whereas I was just barely able to lift my feet a few minutes before. The power of your thoughts is phenomenal. The better part is that YOU can control them and you are the King or Queen of your own thoughts.
So, now what are you going to do about this. Even if things seem down and out externally, you can still feel good and think other thoughts that make you feel better. Once you start to feel better, your vibration raises and your momentum starts going in the direction you want it to. Then, lo and behold, you will be much more capable of finding solutions rather than focusing on problems.
This week just remember that YOU ARE IN CONTROL! Stop yourself then restart yourself. Put the thoughts you want into your head. Try it for this week and see where it gets you. Let us know in the comment box.