Your thoughts are powerful things. For me, they determine the very course of my day. It isn't living in La La Land (a really good movie, by the way) to take control of the rudder that drives your ship!
Isn't it true when you get up in the morning sometimes - maybe more times than you would like - your mind starts spinning thoughts about what happened yesterday, what you need to get done, and some not great outcomes that are possibly going to happen? We all struggle with this from time to time.
Well, it doesn't have to be that way, and I don't want it to be that way for you. Our thoughts don't have to be riderless horses running amok and destroying everything in their path! We can put a bridle in the mouth of that beautiful Arabian, and rein it in and make him do our bidding!
This is how I am working on breaking these horses, or more literally, controlling my thoughts - thinking on lovely things:
I am trying to spend at least 15 to 30 min. per day re-imagining myself doing something successful where I haven't been successful in the past. I lay back in my recliner and relax and dream of me successfully completing each task that is before me that I want success in.
This can look like a lot of things. For instance, I look athletic and fit as I complete my workouts for this week. I am sitting on the porch looking out over my beautiful back yard as I plan on how to purchase a farm with land. Or I imagine what I look like as I am bringing in money for my business. I still intend to have horses and go riding. I image the sound of creaking leather as I put my foot in the stirrup. I smell the leather of the tack room at my own stable.
In each of the scenarios above, I even imagine what the sights and smells and sounds are...so much so that I begin to get an excitement in my belly!
Try it! It's actually pretty fun. What is that thing that you really want to do but fear is holding you back? What area are you using your thoughts to place a ceiling over your life? Start confronting those lies that you have accepted as truths. Start your day with some positive imagining where you challenge those false constrictive thoughts and take the ceiling off - or end your day that way. I always say a prayer before to get some help focusing!
I have been reading Pyscho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz. I highly recommend it. Here is an Amazon link of which I have no affiliation (but I should).