A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to a podcast in which
one of the most respected ‘peak performance coaches’,
Trevor Moawad, was being interviewed.
Trevor is amazing with a lot of gems to share and
he said something that had a huge impact for me,
and I’d like to share it with you.
Trevor said that a negative thought we have is 4 – 7
times more powerful than a positive thought.
4 – 7 times more powerful!!!
But wait – it gets even more tsunami-like stronger if we
verbalize a negative thought!
Hold on…wait for it…
When you speak a negative thought, toxicity boils to the surface.
The negative thought literally becomes 40-70 times more
powerful than a positive thought.
This is a massive multiplication of power with devastating possibility.
You’re human. I’m human. We all have some negative thoughts.
But what we choose to do with those thoughts is the critical key,
because the simple act of saying them out loud can exert a
profound effect on our psychology.
The critical key, therefore, is to REFUSE –
simply refuse – voicing them out loud, no matter how badly
you want to share that negative thought with an unsuspecting friend nearby.
Remember, sharing it with another transfers that same,
huge negative energy to them as well.
This is about learning a new behavior, a new habit, a new reflex,
which is to just refuse to verbalize any negative thought out loud.
Discipline is a muscle that can be strengthened by flexing it over and over,
and it takes but 60 days to create this new habit.
Personally, in my life, I’ve never witnessed the amount of negativity on display today.
Whether in the news, politics, on TV, social media or the Internet, it’s everywhere.
Since listening to the podcast, I made the conscious decision to create a new habit of simply refusing
to say a negative thought out loud.
Yep, this is a tough one because we are bathed in negativity from society.
You can change its effect on you too, starting today.
You can also change your inner circle but that’s fodder for a different day.
One person CAN make a difference.
Will you be that someone who will?