Driving in my car yesterday, I heard a new song by artist Ke$ha (Kesha) titled “We R Who We R”.
It’s a catchy, upbeat song which featured some words that caught my attention:
“We’ll be forever young…You know we’re superstars…”
I regularly make a conscious effort to speak, and sing, words that reinforce that which I am in alignment with.
For instance, I resist singing along with Misery, a catchy song by Maroon 5 that proclaims “I am in misery”. Actually, no, I’m not in misery (nor do I want to be) and as catchy as the song is (and as much as I love Maroon 5), I change the channel when that song comes on.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world. - Buddha
A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the
complete sum of all his thoughts. - James Allen
So what songs influence your thoughts? What lyrics are being repeated in your mind?
Take the time to consider how this may be affecting your outcomes.
It never ceases to amaze me when I hear someone around my age say “I’m old”. When did we go from singing songs that reinforce vitality to creating our own songs about antiquity and inability?
Think about how you felt about “grown ups” when you were in high school. Have you become one of those who you may have once perceived to be out of touch and old fashioned? Why (or why not)?
Growing up is great. We’re smarter, wiser, better able to make decisions, better equipped to help others…but who said we had to get boring, negative and stale?
What thoughts are you reinforcing in yourself that aren’t in alignment with what you really want?
Must you accept those thoughts and make them your own? Or can you reject them and replace them with new thoughts?
What would happen if you sang along with Kesha and proclaimed that you are a superstar? How might you be better able to influence positive change in the world if others truly saw your brilliance?