You know the old saying, ‘Don’t believe everything you hear’?
You never know for sure whether the stories you hear are the truth.
I’ve also heard it said that you shouldn’t believe everything you see.
After all, appearances can be deceiving, right?
But believing everything you think is by far one of the most dangerous habits you can have.
Thoughts come into our minds all the time.
Some highly practiced.
But believing that every one of them is true… well, that’s the big daddy of all bad habits.
Some of those thoughts make us feel good.
And some don’t.
So when you notice yourself feeling low, most likely it’s something you just thought.
And just because you thought it, you believed it.
Here’s the truth:
You can’t believe everything you think.
It’s really not in your best interest.
If you are feeling bad about something, notice the thought.
Don’t buy it!
Step away from that painful thought.
And question it.
Is it true?
Is there any other way to look at it?
Does every single person think exactly the same as you about this matter?
(Hint: they don’t.)
Break the habit of believing every thought that pops into your head.
And see if you can try on a different thought.
Something that makes you feel a little better.
But something that is still believable.
Because believing every thought you have is a far more dangerous habit than those Oreos you eat, standing by the pantry.