How to Empower Your Inspired Thoughts

How to Empower Your Inspired Thoughts

How to empower your inspired thoughts was written for all those inspiring life-changing moments that consistently leave us. 

The human mind is a fascinating thing – your mind included. We all have great insights, ideas, and reflections that could transform our lives. But they don’t.

I’ve come up with a framework that will help change that.

First, let’s paint the picture.

You’re reading a book with a soy latte, sitting in a cozy snug in your favorite cafe. You’re in your own perfect world. The mind is flowing, you’re calm, and yet somehow how excited because you are taking in and also having life-altering thoughts and visions of how much better your life could be.

You could say you are having an epiphany. An ah-ha moment. Maybe not. Maybe you’re just enjoying yourself. But still having a great experience that is enhancing your life in this present moment. All it took was a bit of quiet time, a shot of caffeine, and you.

Life’s good you say to yourself and it’s going to get a whole lot better from here on in.

Then you leave, the thoughts slowly leave you, the caffeine leaves your system, and you’re back exactly where you started.

I mean you remember the thoughts but they no longer have the same impact. Maybe it was caffeine talking? or the alcohol as the case may be.

Same thoughts, just a different moment. A different feeling leading to a lackluster experience. Once exempt from all desire.

Round and round we go on the merry-go-round of mediocracy.

Empower Your Inspired Thoughts

The above picture is the reason I started this blog. It’s not that I wanted to become a famous blogger or revel in the notion of millions of people from all over the world were hanging on my every word. It’s because I was sick of having what I would call great thoughts and having them go nowhere.

Now those thoughts do go somewhere – my blog – the one you are reading right now. Here my thoughts go on and have a life of their own.

Maybe when I’m dead, somebody will read one of my articles, and just maybe it will have a positive impact on them. Hopefully, that happens while I’m living.

I know you have thoughts as well that you wish you developed. Go and create your own blog. Just put yourself out there and let your thoughts grow into something more.

Now creating a blog is one way to empower your inspired thoughts, but not for everyone. So let’s get back to what this article is really about.

I’m going to break it down for you in steps for you to follow the next time you have a thought that means something to you.

Step 1: Reinforce the thought with a value

The thing about thoughts is we have a tendency to believe them. In other words, we think the way we think is the right way to think, or even more arrogantly we think it is the truth. Sorry folks but that is complete garbage. And it’s a sign of a juvenile mind, it’s also the reason for a lot of conflicts.

Now the irony is not lost on me. Obviously, I’m telling you how to think in this article, but also saying I have no idea if it’s true.

How do we get around that paradox? 

It’s easy, just ask yourself this question and let this question be a filter for your thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs.

The Question: Does this benefit me? 

If the answer is no, move on with your life. If the answer is yes, well then entertain it.

The problem with all thoughts is that what we are excited about today, may not be what we are excited about tomorrow. There is other ways of putting that, but you get the idea.

But knowing this, we can’t live a life where we a flipping and flopping with our thoughts and not taking a firm stance on anything.

It’s certainly an open-minding way to live your life, but not a constructive way to live your life.

You need to take a firm stance, regardless of whether you are objectively right or wrong.

How do you do that? 

The same way we all do it. We form values. Most values are formed unconsciously.

To empower your thought, you must now attach it to an already existing value you hold or consciously and willfully create a new value.

A thought married with a value is a thought that won’t leave you with the simple passing of time.

Let’s say you have a great business idea – because who the hell doesn’t?

This thought will most likely leave you, but not if you realize that this business idea will help support your entire family and help you be the great person you know your children will be inspired by.

Now your business idea is attached to your family values. This is now an empowering thought.

Step 2: Reinforce the value with a belief

Values are incredibly important to us and also incredibly ignored by us. If we filtered our decision-making through our values, we’d make much better decisions for ourselves.

For instance, we wouldn’t frivolously spend our money, because doing so, is not in alignment with our values.

This is where our beliefs kick in. Again like our values most of our beliefs come to us subconsciously. None of us know even 10% of what we believe. Which is a shame, because our beliefs pretty much dictate our entire lives.  Everything is filtered through our beliefs.

Now if you want to empower your inspired thought through your beliefs ask yourself what would you have to believe in order for you to empower your new brilliant thought.

Write down this belief and commit to reinforcing this belief until it becomes second nature to you. Say it to yourself every day, record it and play it back to yourself. Write it down on a piece of paper and put them around your home. Drill this belief into yourself for as long as it takes. Most importantly stop letting things into your life that conflict with this new belief.

You’re going to have to work hard at it, but we can all do it with enough persistence, commitment, and willpower.

Step 3: Reinforce the belief with a mechanism

Thinking about things is the easy part. Aligning them with values takes a little bit of focus but is also easy and then forming the beliefs is hard but doable.

What will create the breakthrough and help all the other empowering steps is the third and final step.

Create actions and new habits that become the validation for your initial inspired thought.

Commit to a mechanism of action that is in alignment with your inspired thought so that you can ensure that the wonderful thought you had won’t end up on the heap of forgotten thoughts and this one, may in fact change your life and empower you in the process.

If you don’t want to go through this process, well then maybe you’ve learned that your thought was never that special in the first place and so you have saved yourself wasting any time on it.

Follow the steps, or don’t follow the steps, either way, you’ve gained something from it.

For another thought-provoking article please read – What is the Purpose of Our Life?

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