Do your thoughts control you?

Do your thoughts control you?

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Controlling your thoughts means that you get to control your own fate.

In other words, you get to choose the world you want to live in and what you want it to be like.

You can live in your own bubble.


It was Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw who said:

“People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they cannot find them, they make them.”

So, if you used your power of choice to make your decisions what would your future look like?


Obviously it is not going to be easy to start with.  To think differently to what you have been doing, you have a great deal of work to do to unlearn old habits, however it is possible!


Picture the time you learnt to drive, or anything you had to learn to do for the first time.

Whether aware of it or not, you went through these four learning stages: –

Unconscious incompetence – At this stage you don’t know what you don’t know, for example you did not know how to drive.  Once upon a time you were not even aware of it.

Conscious incompetence – Now you are practicing your skill, but you are not very good at it.  However, you learn fast at this stage though because the less you know the greater the room for improvement, naturally you get good results.

Conscious competence – Without a doubt, you have the skill to, for example, drive the car.  It is not yet a habit, so you are not consistent.  Concentration and lots of it is needed!  Although this is a satisfying part of the learning process, improvement is more difficult.  More effort is required for noticeable gain the more you improve at your skill.

Unconscious Competence – Your skill is now habitual and automatic.  For example, you don’t have to think about driving at all now.

Once the goal of learning as much as possible into the realms of unconscious competence is reached, your conscious mind is now free to do something else whilst you are driving, such as talk to passengers or listen to music.


So, you can see driving became second nature.

When did you believe that you could drive?  That thought became a belief and by working on that belief, and not giving up on it, you learned to drive.


Belief, in time, will then add to our understanding, then knowing how our choice works means we can put them to use.

Without a doubt I believe that you own your destiny and by looking at the power you have in your choice, you can choose.

Let me tell you, you do have freedom in your choices of action, although you don’t have choice in the consequences.  These are determined by the principals of cause and effect where thoughts are causes, and conditions are effect.

The only way to make a choice of results, or consequences, is by making the right choices of actions and aides for you.

When you make ‘bad’ choices, you generally end up paying for it later, however good choices are always paid in advance.


Wanting our cake and eating it is frustrating, wanting the pleasure and perception of one choice and the consequences of another.

As they say there is no such thing as a free lunch, and many people will spend their lives trying to ‘cheat’ the system, sadly it is not possible.

When it fails to work, they will blame others, put it down to bad luck, fate or the outcome was someone else’s fault.


Do you control your thoughts?

Remember you are in control, you get to choose again if the original outcome was not one that you desired.


Imagine you are driving, and you take a wrong turn.

There is no obligation to accept that original road is the only route.

You may choose to make a detour to get back on track to where you were going.

Perhaps you decide that you will try the journey another day instead.

In short: – right choice, right outcome and wrong choice, choose again.


Surprisingly, and I am amazed at how many, people quit because of one wrong choice and give up on their dreams entirely.

Just like a wrong turn or a detour when driving, it doesn’t have to be that way.


Quitters never win.  Winners never quit.

Allow your thoughts to control you or not, what choice do you make?

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Who Is Karen Baughan?

Karen Baughan is an NLP Master Practitioner based in Bromsgrove, UK. Having used NLP to affect her own personal transformation, she now helps clients, from around the world, to transform their lives and achieve their dreams.