I was listening to the soundtrack in my head this morning, when I realized what sounded like a pretty little thought, an empowering one, was actually a sabotage.

The weather turned gray and stormy this morning, rain is predicted by 10 am, and it feels like a bummer after such a beautiful stretch of summer weather.

I was out watering my gorgeous hanging baskets, and I know how bedraggled they look after a rain storm, so I was thinking the seemingly innocent thought for them and for me, “we can do hard things”, regarding the impending rainy day.

Then it hit me like a ton of bricks….

We can do hard things” is a trick my lizard brain is playing on me to make me feel bad. Or put upon. Or victimized. Or bummed out.

By adding the descriptor “hard” to the sentence I completely change how it feels inside my body.

Do you see the difference?

When I think the thought, “I can do things” it feels pretty neutral, or even kind of strong inside my body.

When I add the word “hard” to the sentence, as in “I can do hard things” I’ve implied that what I’m about to do is a struggle, or a chore, or something I’d rather not do.

Thoughts are powerful and potentially sneaky little things.

Thoughts set the agenda for our lives.

Thoughts determine the things that happen to us and the way we experience everything.

Thoughts are optional, too.

So if you want to change anything in your life, start listening to the soundtrack in your head.

Catch those sneaky sabotaging thoughts. Question them.

Change them to reflect your real desires.

Your brain is a gift, a computer more powerful than the most advanced technology made by humans.

You have the power to program it to produce any outcome you want.

So often we live at the mercy of our thoughts. Never even hearing or questioning the validity of what we’re saying inside our heads.

If you take the time and energy to listen to what’s going on in that head of yours, make little adjustments here and there, you’ll discover you’re  capable of magic.

If you’re anything like me, you’d rather spend your days finding joy, ease and happiness, in the things that you do, instead of feeling bummed out or like life’s a struggle.

Raise your hand if you’re ready to “do things”.

REPLY in the comments below, and let’s talk about somewhere in your life you’re stuck and ready to move forward.

What are you waiting for?

C’mon…it’s fun to find the easy way to live life.