In addition to wanting the best, there are certain things we do not compromise on. We do not let the car run out of gas. We normally fill it up before it gets below a quarter of a tank. Certain things make for more positive experiences. It would not be enjoyable to be sitting on the roadside waiting for AAA because we failed to prepare for our drive by fueling our car, no matter how much I love my husband’s company.
It would seem reasonable to say that our actions affect our experiences. Positive vs. negative. Input equals output.
How many of us do not control what we allow into our minds? Think of your mind like a gas tank. It cannot run on empty. It has to be filled with something daily. Let’s also imagine that if we fill it to the point where “gas” is pouring out of the tank there is no room for others to put in undesirable things. If we flood our minds with good things to the point they are overflowing perhaps our goodness will spill out onto others.
I personally have found myself turning off the bad news, listening to positive music or motivational programs, reading things that stimulate my mind and walking away from gossip. I feel better. I perform better. I achieve more.
We truly can be more selective about what we allow into our minds and our thoughts.
To those that argue that they do not have time to “fill their tanks” I say your tank will be filled daily by something of either your choosing or passively. I challenge you to make it a conscious choice.
No watered down gas for me! Fill mine with premium please-
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 (NIV)
Until Next Time,