Hola adventurers, I hope you had a wonderful week! I actually can’t remember where or why I recently came across a Benjamin Disraeli quote, but it reminded me that I used to love the man’s witty one-liners.
Of course, I immediately took to Google to read more about the former British prime minister, and came across the quote above that I’ve always enjoyed.
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” How great is that? I’m a firm believer that we don’t yet understand the full power of our thoughts, and you should absolutely treat your mind like the miracle it is.
Warning: I’m about to go all hippie on you. But there have been enough times where I’ve randomly thought about someone/something, only to see it randomly manifest within hours, that I have an awful lot of respect for the brain.
You can waste all your thought power (ya, that’s what I’m calling it) thinking pointless things like, “Gah, why can’t I figure this out? I’m so stupid” or “I’m so fat” or [insert insecurity here]. To be honest, it’s probably only going to keep you that way. It’s how your defining yourself. Words have power.
Or you can spend your musing time thinking about something completely different. I love devoting that time to a good book (some of my heroes, I wholly admit, are fictitious). It makes me happy. Find what “great thoughts” and “heroic” mean to you. Maybe it’s spending some time volunteering. Maybe it’s taking a history class at the local university, learning about the heroes of the past.
Whatever those thoughts are, see what happens if you focus on those for a week instead of something a little less productive. Maybe it’s all BS, but I hope it makes you happy!