Be Quiet and Think

Ink on Watercolor Paper – Words: Charles F. Kettering

There are all sorts of resources out there about how to think smarter, stronger and from a more positive perspective. Whether we want to admit it or not, what we think about controls our life. It may sound simplistic, and yet what we think about is the guiding force behind all that we are, do and say. Wow! And most of us do not think much about thinking.

These words from Kettering reminded me that the past is indeed the past. We cannot change it, we cannot escape it. The most we can hope for is to learn from it. Learn who we are, what we want, what we do not want, and how we can become the person we have always wanted to become. We will have a hard time moving forward if all we do is look backwards.

So we need to think about today and tomorrow, and I think most of us would agree that we want a better tomorrow. One that brings us joy, fulfillment of our dreams, opportunity, love, and overall happiness. To have that happen we need to think, think about thinking, and spend time thinking about what we want NOT what has happened in the past. Sure we need to process and move forward on the lessons learned from the past, how to apply them to the future, and that means then letting go. What will make our life better in the future is thinking about the future AND NOT dwelling on the past.

Set a plan to give yourself time to think. Not a time to schedule events, process to do items, or even “relax” on your devices by watching videos. Time to be still, think about what you want AND being still. Being quiet and still is hard in this world where we have to be doing something all the time. Give yourself the gift of quiet and your brain a chance to think about your life, your dreams, your ideas. Think about what you want to focus on, who you want to be, and how you think you can get there.

Think – just think. Be quiet and think.

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