Weighing scales exist for the singular reason of telling us how much of a thing is in there. Depending on the value, the weight of a substance helps us to understand how much it is worth. Gold may be measured in grams, meat measured in kilograms and gravel measured in tons. Whatever is the scale or unit of measurement, a higher weight signifies more worth and more value. Meanwhile, weight is not only attributable to physical items. Intangible things can also be measured by weight. For example, how much does your idea weigh? You can weigh your options. You can be dealing with a weighty issue.
There is one more non-physical item that I would like you to consider. How about weighing your thoughts? We all wish for a significant outcome from our endeavours. We want our effort to translate to gains, results that we can relate with and rewards for our satisfaction. However, the value of our thoughts and the outcomes of our lives are directly related. People do not generally rise above the value or worth of their thoughts. In most cases, the outcomes of our lives are not superior to the way we think. That is why everyone must weigh their thoughts and ensure that they measure up. What is the worth of your thought? If we were to measure what you think, would we place a lot of value on it?
This is how it works. The mind is a powerful engine. It is the command center of everything we do. What we think and how we think determine what we do. If I think I can climb the mountain, then my mind will start giving me suggestions of ways I can reach the summit of the mountain. And that will become the foundation of my actions toward climbing the mountain. In fact, most of the things we do are automatically suggested to us by the subconscious part of our minds based on how we usually think. That means we cannot afford to have small minds. We must always check to see that our thoughts produce so much value. Check your own mind; evaluate your thought? How much did it weigh?
Actions for the week:
A quote to remember:
“All limits exist only in the mind, and it is only in the mind that they can be overcome.” — Alan Cohen
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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