The seventh of the 10 characteristics of a ‘Claim our Best’ attitude is:
The attitude of adjustment or Observational Thinking.
The challenge, as we clothe ourselves with the ‘claim our best’ attitude, is that we don’t just arrive at this place and stay there. Our attitude needs to be adjusted everyday and sometimes multiple times throughout the day.
We have to slow way down and consider where our thoughts are taking us.
I learned this from Paul Martinelli: see your thoughts in your mind’s eye, as the cars of a train moving along. As the train is moving, see it taking your thoughts along and look ahead to see where those thoughts are headed if the course is not altered. Observe the destination of your current train of thought. And ask yourself, is it taking me to my desired destination? Will following this train of thought take me to my vision? If not, then I must get of this train. I must get on a new train of thought.
One way to stop the train is to say to ourselves, “isn’t that interesting.” This helps us to stop our train of thought long enough to allow us to get off the train. Get off the train!
Sometimes we have to talk to ourselves and remind ourselves where we’re going and take the necessary action to get on the right train.
Claim your best!