What you think DOES matter!
Henry Ford once said:
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.”
We all face challenges, every single one of us. But, did you know the way you approach a challenge - how you actually think about it - will predict your outcome? In layman speak, that means you are in charge of creating your reality.
There is real science behind this. According to Dr. Jennice Vilhauer:
“Your thoughts, if you think them over and over, and assign truth to them, become beliefs. Beliefs create a cognitive lens through which you interpret the events of your world and this lens serves as a selective filter through which you sift the environment for evidence that matches up with what you believe to be true.”
For our visual friends out there:
Thoughts Beliefs Life as you experience it
She also goes on to say that what you take in from your environment, the daily happenings of your life, these beliefs become your self-concept.
Dr. Vilhauer notes, “Your self-concept is made up of I am beliefs about who you are presently, and I can beliefs about who you are capable of being in the future. From these statements, you create stories and narratives about who you are, that you tell yourself and other people all day long.”
Wow, that’s a powerful statement. Imagine saying all day to yourself:
I am not loved
I am good enough
I’ll never get a promotion
I’ll never have a relationship
If you continue to think this day in and day out, over time, you will actually believe it.
We’d like to clear up any confusion. Challenges and tragic situations can occur at any time in our lives. Often, these are things we can’t control. Anyone who has ever experienced the death of a loved one or is a cancer survivor will tell you they didn’t invite these things into their lives by thinking about them. And they are absolutely right. The important takeaway here is tragic events can and will happen, but we can control how we view them and think about them.
Your thought patterns reinforce beliefs. Psychologist John Arden in his book, Rewire Your Brain, writes: “The more you do something, the more likely it is that you will do it again in the future. Repetition rewires the brain and breeds habits. The more the neurons fire together, the more likely it is that they will fire together in the future.”
And this is the reason we’ve created intentional jewelry with meaning - and taken it further by naming each piece after I Am or You Are statement. It’s clear that when you keep repeating your thoughts, they will become your beliefs.
So, let’s change your narrative to:
I am loved
I am enough
I will get that job promotion
I’ll be in a loving relationship one day
We’d love to help guide you through you own life journey with our intentional pieces. Click here to take a look.