Top 11 Wasteful Thoughts

Top 11 Wasteful Thoughts

Top 11 ‘drag you down, get in the way of good things’ thoughts to eliminate from your day...

  1. Defeatist (accepting, expecting, or being resigned to defeat)
  2. Cynical (contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives)
  3. Vindictive (seeking revenge)
  4. Blame/Fault (who cares? what are we going to do now?)
  5. Wishful (do what you can to influence the project/situation/deal and keep moving)
  6. Self-pity (get over yourself ... no excuses ... no drama...
    no complaints ... here's how)
  7. Worrisome (it won't help, costs time, and can drag you down)
  8. Jealous (want it? earn it)
  9. Pre-argumentative (the imaginary argument you have to prepare yourself for the argument that may never happen)
  10. Post-argumentative (the imaginary argument you have where you're quicker than you were in the actual argument)
  11. 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)

“We become what we think about.”

Earl Nightingale (1921-1989) | American author & radio personality

:-) & ~>

(that’s Smile & Move)

Look below for how I handle my wasteful thinking...

Better attitudes. Better results. Smile & Move.

Eliminating wasteful thoughts might be impossible but minimizing them (and their impact) is completely doable.

My approach...

  • Recognize them when they come up.
  • Remind myself they’re a costly distraction.
  • Redirect my thinking (and/or doing) to something positive.

Embrace simplicity. Stay inspiring.

Definitions above? Some 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 ;-)

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About the author

Sam Parker is the bestselling author of 212° the extra degree, Lead Simply, Smile & Move, Cross The Line, and Love Your People. His messages have helped thousands of people and organizations care more about their work and the people they work with and for.

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