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Self-Defeating Thoughts Drain Mental Energy

Self-Defeating Thoughts Drain Mental Energy

What we see in life—how we feel about ourselves, our lives, and the people around us—greatly depends on how we think. And the somewhat scary truth is, our perspective on just about everything comes from the psychological cage we’ve been conditioned to live in. A cage created by

  • A difficult or disappointing experience
  • A privileged or sheltered life
  • Social influence
  • Pop-culture and mass-media stereotyping

And the list goes on.

Gradually, unbeknownst to us, our cage—our conditioning—drains our mental energy, leaving us vulnerable to bad decision making. Ultimately, the mind is your battleground. It’s the place where the fiercest and most ruthless conflict resides. It’s where half of the things you feared were going to happen, never actually happened. It’s where your expectations always get the best of you. It’s where you fall victim to your own train of thought time and time again. And if you allow these self-defeating thoughts to dwell in your mind, they will succeed in robbing you of peace, joy, productivity, meaning and ultimately your life. You will think yourself into endless disappointment, heartache and even depression.

If you can relate at all, it’s a clear sign that it’s time to let go and break free.

And YOU CAN! You can change the way you think! And if you can change the way you think, you can master a new way to be.

Let us challenge you to THINK BETTER—to reevaluate the stories you subconsciously tell yourself and to do a reality check with a more objective mindset. All it takes is a little guidance and practice.

 

— Angel Chernoff, marc and angel hack life

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Mary Wessling