“Stand guard at the door of your mind.” – Jim Rohn
To live a POSITIVE life we have to feed our minds positive thoughts.
We have to protect our thinking from negative influences.
Negativity is constantly knocking.
It’s searching for a way in.
We have to make a conscious decision to keep it out.
In a interview, Tony Robbins said learning to deal with negative thoughts was one of the greatest lessons he learned from his mentor Jim Rohn.
“Jim Rohn taught me a simple principle.” Robbins said, “Every day, STAND GUARD at the door of you mind. You alone decide what thoughts and beliefs you let into your life. For these thoughts will shape whether you feel rich or poor, cursed or blessed.”
We have to STAND GUARD.
In our 24/7 connected world, that’s no easy feat.
Negative is everywhere.
It’s waiting for us each time we log into social media.
Negative is on overdrive on cable news.
We have to curate the information we allow to influence us.
So much of what we are exposed to are sensationalized events that have nothing to do with us.
- The tragedy 8 time zones away.
- The celebrity that got arrested.
- The shady politician screaming into the camera.
FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL.
Everyday we all have important work to do.
Our job is to FOCUS on what we can control and ignore the noise.
Vince Vaughn said, “Don’t give a voice to things you’re not able to change.”
We have to STAND GUARD.
Keep all that useless, negative information from souring our thoughts and attitudes.
When we allow negative influences into out mind bad things happen:
- Our attitude sours.
- We get distracted.
- We lose focus from the things that really matter.
If we pay attention to uncontrollable, negative events long enough, our thinking becomes negative.
Negative starts to follow us around all day long.
We have to feed our minds a healthy diet of positive information.
THINK ABOUT IT.
The information you allow into your mind affects what you think about.
- What you THINK about creates your MOOD.
- Your MOOD creates your ATTITUDE.
- Your ATTITUDE influences your ACTIONS.
- Your ACTIONS determine your OUTCOMES.
- Your OUTCOMES become your LIFE.
Believing that we are unaffected by what we let into our mind is like saying what we eat does not matter.
Shut the door on the PEOPLE, EVENTS, & STORIES that try to pull you down and drain your energy.
Ryan Holiday wrote, “Cut the negative strings that pull your mind.”
Shut out the negative.
Protect your mind.
Improve your life.