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My Thoughts For the Month

Apr 30, 2024 08:32PM ● By Dr. Rodger ND, MBA

One of the most important lessons Jim Rohn ever taught was to “stand guard at the door of your mind.”

Think about the world we live in today. Think about how much negative news floods the television. Think about the trivial and often, petty banter that we can get mixed up in on social media. What do you think that does to your mind?


If you don’t watch what you let into your mind, negative thoughts from yourself or others, then you are allowing negative weeds to grow and spread in you. Life just starts to happen to you. No matter how smart you are, how savvy you are, how inspired you are if you don’t stand guard at the door of your mind, then you are giving the tacit approval of the disempowering, the disenchanting, and the disillusioning.

So, what’s the best way to feed your mind? To proactively feed it. And that is a lot easier than you may think. Tell yourself that every day you will do something that positively feeds your mind.  Even if it’s as minuscule as reading for 10 minutes a day. Even if it’s meditating for 10 minutes every morning. Do you think that’s too much? Then what about listening to a podcast on your commute? How much extra time does that take out of your day? Absolutely none!

The more that you make this a habit, the more ingrained it will become in the way you go about your day. Negative news on the television will begin to signal you to change the channel.  Pedantic arguments on social media will inspire you to watch an inspiring YouTube clip. The stress of a morning commute may even turn into your favorite part of the day as you listen to an empowering and enlightening podcast.

Eventually, these small changes will add up in one very big way. You will become more in control of your thoughts. You will become more in command of your environment. And you will be more conscious of the ways that you can elevate your life and find new opportunities for improvement.

Stand guard at the door of your mind.

Have a great month.

Dr. Rodger ND, MBA

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