Over the last decade, I've read several books on the topics of mindfulness, thought, success, business, motivation and self-empowerment. I've been offered a similar message in each reading, a message that rings loud and clear from the time I raise my head from the pillow in the morning until the time I lay back down to bed at night. That message is, ultimately, that 'You Become What You Think About'. In Earl Nightingale's 'Strangest Secret', these exact words ring true. Until recently, I was aware of this, but didn't truly understand how this occurred. Having enjoyed the trials and tribulations of an intense curriculum in physical therapy, and having worked with several amazing colleagues and practice owners throughout my career who pushed me to be better in all aspects of my profession, I've been trained, consistently, to truly understand why things occur.. why I'm performing a particular treatment technique.. why certain patients improve more rapidly than others.. why some days seem awesome and others seem to be full of challenges.
Well, I mentioned that I was 'aware' of the notion that Thoughts Become Things and You Become What You Think About, but I haven't truly understood why.. until now.