A cartoon brain wearing a sweatband and jumping rope

We are all aware of the need to eat well and nutritiously in order to maintain our physical health yet few of us give the same level of awareness to choosing the experiences that sculpt our inner being.

It begins with exercising free will over the environments we place ourselves in (and understanding how powerfully they impact us), how we invest our time; the shows we watch, the apps on our phones, our screen time, the friends we choose to associate with, the books we read… or don’t read (my favorite life hack is listening to inspirational/thought provoking books on Audible in my car, it is amazing how much time we spend in our cars!).

Beyond choosing situations and companions that optimize your growth, internalizing experiences is a combination of the physical reality of the event AND the story we tell ourselves about it. How you see it, how you interpret it, how you respond are all very individual choices. Your world view powerfully influences your interpretations of events and thus your internalized experiences. Change (Soften? Enlarge?) that lens and what you see changes as well.

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life.

Closing Quotes:

“Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.” – William James, 1842-1910

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.” – Buddha, c. 6th–4th century BC

“You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.” – Richard Bach, b. 1936, ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you.” – Brian Tracy, b. 1944, ‘The Power of Self-Discipline, The Psychology of Achievement.’

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier