The Power of Thought

Many of us can imagine the following scenario from personal experience –

You have something that needs to get done. Maybe it’s a school project, an application for a job you really want, or any first necessary action that will lead to your goals and dreams. But when it comes to starting this first step, you are frozen with self-doubt and the infamous “what-ifs” set in.

Why don’t we minimize their power and let the negative thoughts and self-doubt pass?

Why do we hang on to them and let them stop us from achieving our full potential?

How can we stop this so that we can live the life each of us deserves to live?

The Power of thoughts 

Recent research has shown that our thoughts can change the physical structure of our brain, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity.

Whatever “thoughts” we have programmed, or allowed others to program into our brains, are affecting, directing, or controlling everything about us.

So, what is a “Thought”?

Thoughts are key electrical impulses that direct us, control us, and wire neural networks into our brains.

While many of these thoughts are automatic and often reactionary, we have the ability to control which thoughts we attach significance to.

Our brain is a machine…a thinking machine.

We have over 50,000 thoughts per day.

Our brain is unbiased in its production of thoughts. It has no agenda. It creates thoughts from every end of the spectrum.

Our brain presents thoughts to us and waits for us to choose which ones to make true and which ones to throw away.

“Sometimes our mind is like the equivalent of a funhouse mirror, distorting and contorting and blurring our lives and our potential” -Gary John Bisho

A thought does not have any meaning or value until we choose to give it meaning and value in our lives.

What is the Solution? How do we conquer the thoughts in our head?

It is difficult to speak about the power of thought without addressing the power of Belief.

It is in our Beliefs that our true power and authority exist.

We Learn to Believe.

This simple fact opens up the doors for us.

“Belief does not require something to be true. It only requires us to believe that it’s true – most of what reality is, to each of us, is based on what we have come to believe – whether it’s true or not.” – Shad Helmstetter, PHD

If we can identify the negative thoughts about ourselves that we learned to be true…we can then unlearn them and change our beliefs about ourselves and the world around us.

By changing our beliefs about ourselves and our world we can change our circumstance.

Confirming and Actualizing our beliefs –  Making our Beliefs True through Action

A ‘Thought’ is just a thought. It is not True or False. And it has no power until we choose to give it power.

A thought does not have any meaning or value until we choose to give it meaning and value in our lives.

Doing and action are the quickest ways to change our thoughts.

Yes, thoughts can become our reality. But, when we act on things that are in our best interest, it has been shown that our thoughts will shift to match this.

Consider a time when you or I faced our fear and acted anyways…what happened?

For me, I would learn that

1) there was nothing to fear in the first place, and

2)my action became more powerful than my thought and so my positive action defined me in that moment and not my thought!

How about you?

“While your thoughts can become your reality, it’s only through your actions that your thoughts actually become your life” – Gary John Bishop

Dream to Reality – Steps of the Hustle

Let’s say we want to become a runners. To be more specific, let’s say we want to complete a 5k run.

We have never run before, or at least we have never considered ourselves to be athletic. Our thoughts in our heads are on repeat.

We choose to focus on the thoughts circled in the image above.

We choose to believe only those thoughts.

Now we run 50 yards. It doesn’t matter how long it took, how how slow we ran.

All that matters is in that moment we were running. In that moment, we are runners.

Remember that moment. Then repeat the action, adding another 10 yards. And again, in that moment we ARE running.

Each day. We add 10 yards. Each day we run. Each day through action, we are running.

Our mind cannot deny this fact. We have proven it and made it true through action.

We teach our minds to believe. We implant a new permanent thought and belief system into our minds through action.


We can be runners. We can run. We have been running. We ARE Runners. We ARE competitors in a 5k run.

Final Thoughts

Remember, we are not our thoughts. We are what we do.

Trust that action can come before belief. Action can speak louder and redefine thoughts.

And if we align our actions so that they lead us to face our fear and overcome our self-doubt, then our thoughts will follow suit.

I hope that each of us learns to change our Beliefs. And that we choose to grow those thoughts that bring us eternal peace.

Thanks for Reading


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3 thoughts on “The Power of Thought”

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