Top 11 ‘drag you down, get in the way of good things’ thoughts to eliminate from your day…
- Defeatist (accepting, expecting, or being resigned to defeat)
- Cynical (contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives)
- Vindictive (seeking revenge)
- Blame/ Fault (who cares? what are we going to do now?)
- Wishful (do what you can to influence the project/ situation/ deal and keep moving)
- Self-pity (get over yourself … no excuses … no drama…
no complaints … here’s how)
- Worrisome (it won’t help, costs time, and can drag you down)
- Jealous (want it? earn it)
- Pre-argumentative (the imaginary argument you have to prepare yourself for the argument that may never happen)
- Post-argumentative (the imaginary argument you have where you’re quicker than you were in the actual argument)
- Procrastinatory (if you’re going to procrastinate, it makes sense to do something fun instead of thinking about how bad it is that you’re procrastinating)
Some definitions provided by Merriam-Webster. Wasteful thoughts provided by your InspireYourPeople.com team.
They’re not our thoughts, you understand. We have friends with these thoughts.
:-) & –>
(that’s Smile & Move)
See below for 4 points that are helpful to me in handling my
Eliminating wasteful thoughts might be impossible but minimizing them (and their impact) is completely doable.
- Recognize them when they come up.
- Remind myself they’re a costly distraction.
- Reframe as a lesson the situation that might be causing the thought (find the value).
- Redirect my thinking (and/ or doing) to something positive.