“The mind is a powerful place, and what you feed it can affect you in a powerful way…”
NF rapped those lyrics in his 2019 song, “The Search.”
It’s a haunting, and refreshing, take on the mind. Give it a listen.
An older school thought with the same premise, “garbage in, garbage out.”
It’s not always the case, of course, but when we have circumstances that are less than desirable, we tend to focus on the current stream of outputs.
And then complain and criticize said circumstances.
Experiencing an output of poor job satisfaction?
Wondering why current relationships seem to be so difficult?
Surveying the landscape of physical health and it’s, uh, well, not awesome?
Carrying a heavy load of anxiety, shame and fear?
Output problem solving is a bit like a farmer complaining about her yield in October, after she half-assed it and listened to talk radio all spring and summer (no farmers do this by the way, they’re my idols).
It neglects to understand the root cause that led to today’s reality.
Audit your inputs instead.
You know, those tiny decisions that months, years, and decades later turn into something you’ll be proud of.
What are you feeding that precious mind of yours?
Whatever it is, will affect you in a powerful way.