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Black Journal

529 — that is the number of negative thoughts that I have written down in my “Black Journal”.
Why on earth would I do this?
Why would I keep a journal of every negative thought that comes my way?
What is the point if making an effort to capture these thoughts?
I thought you were only suppose to focus on positive thoughts?
Won’t you be attract the negative if you do this?

I have learned that we as humans have about, on average, 70,000 thoughts in a day. On average, 80% of those are negative. How many are negative? 80%! You do realize that thoughts lead to emotions, which lead to actions, then arrive at results, right?  If 80% of your thoughts are negative, what are the chances that your results will be negative as well?

What do we do then?
“Well Jaxon, you have to think more positive thoughts!” — True! But how are you keeping track of what is a positive thought and what is a negative thought? Chances are, you haven’t paid attention to what you’re thinking about and you let thoughts come and go as they please. My guess is that you don’t even notice when a negative thought makes it’s home in your brain and spreads.

This is where a “Black Journal” comes into play. As you make a conscious effort to keep track and write down your negative thoughts, your brain will then notice a pattern and automatically filter out all the negative thoughts. As your brain filters out negative thoughts, it will fill the space with positive thoughts.

Don’t believe me? Try it! I dare you! Keep track of all your negative thoughts for a day, a week, a month. Then, leave a comment in the comment box about how it affected your life and how your results have changed.

P.s. — be prepared to write negative stuff that people say about you or your ideas and wants. Don’t let the thoughts of others become your thoughts.

“You know what, you’re right! I’ve been on a heck of a journey, and so far I’ve figured it out that I have to visualize what I want, and feel what it would be like to have it. The strangest things keep happening…I know that I want to be with my family, and each time I think about that, and feel the feelings that go with it, all the people around me just vanish.” “That’s because you’ve set yourself apart from the masses. Most people wish for a rabbit, or say how nice it would be to get off the path, but only a rare few ever take the time to visualize doing it.” “How does visualizing help? Does it just sort of act as a mental rehearsal, so that I’m not so afraid to take the necessary steps?” The man shook his head and grinned, as though he was about to share the most priceless secret of all. “Oh, no. It’s so much more than that.”

The Jackrabbit Factor: Why You Can; Leslie Householder


About Jaxon

I am a spiritual being here to have mortal experiences. I believe in love. Not the love that can be fit in three words: I love you, but in the love that radiates from a couple who cherish one another more than life itself. I believe in love as it has been intended to be: eternal. I believe in progress. Learning from life, love, books, people and inspiration should be a daily experience. There is something incredible about a person who strives to be their best self. I believe in pursuing dreams. Mortality only happens once and is too short to simply sit back and allow it to pass you by. Goals, dreams and those who join in the pursuit of those dreams are what live worth while. I believe in being happy! True happiness is not found. It is a choice. The moment life is seen as being beautiful and is deeply appreciated, the easier it is to choose to be happy. I believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is my Savior, my King and my Friend. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and living His truth is key to my happiness and existence.


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