Your Thoughts are Not the Truth!

Each of us goes through life seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling, and interpreting the world. Throughout the day, we have a constant stream of thoughts.

Research suggests that the average person has anywhere between 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. Unfortunately, over 80% of them can be negative.

Not only are thoughts negative, judgmental, and disempowering, they are commonly not true. We are bombarded by untrue criticism, doubt, insecurity, and fear… all day. every day. Ugh.

Having untrue thoughts or beliefs is a common occurrence in all individuals, and it’s not necessarily a cause for concern. What matters is being aware and being open to challenging and revising them as needed.

You can choose not to believe your thoughts!!

For each of us, our thoughts comprise our truth (little t). However, they are rarely actually THE Truth (capital T). The Truth is what is true no matter what. Our truth is just our interpretations and stories.

Thoughts –> Feelings –> Actions

If our thoughts determine our feelings and then our actions, what is the impact of all of these negative thoughts on your life? It’s huge.

You may feel bad and can be stopped from taking action.

“Change your thoughts, Change your life”… Dr. Wayne Dyer

While it is very difficult to stop your thoughts, you can learn to dismiss and replace them.

For me, I have doubts creep in about my ability to positively impact people with coaching and speaking. I remind myself that insecurity is normal and that any doubts about success or impact are not even plausible. I tell myself that my thoughts are wrong and move on.

Consider… What is one recurring, disempowering thought you would like to dismiss? What strategy might you use to be aware when it comes up and disregard it?

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Jennifer Edwards is a veterinarian and transformational coach. Her conviction is that everyone can live a peaceful, happy, and joyful life. They just may need help learning how. She understands the emotional and leadership challenges of life in veterinary medicine. With insight, compassion, and being a stand for what’s possible, she helps veterinarians and teams rediscover joy and happiness in their life and career.