The way some people avoid silence as if it was the plague, I often think that many have yet to make friends with themselves. Unable to be with the thoughts that flit through their heads. I’ve seen people prefer bad background noise over turning off the radio or television.
We have heard about the power of positive thinking, and how optimism is better than pessimism, but knowing is not necessarily doing. Your mind travels with you – always – dispensing thoughts at random. Would you consider your mind an encouraging friend? Is it your ally? Your success depends on it.
Athletes need to be friends with their bodies; the synergy with their body is vital for athletic performance. Many athletes rely on muscle memory, to carry them through rote actions. They can trust their muscles to respond as needed.
The traits of good friendship include reliability, dependability, and mutual acceptance. Are your thoughts, encouraging, supportive, or filled with warmth and kindness? If your thoughts are derogatory, pessimistic, negative, or involve fear mongering, the relationship you have may be less than ideal.
Good friends see your potential, and remind you of your abilities. Good friends are honest, with compassion they let you know what you need to learn or remind you to look at the needed steps to create a successful project. One would not tolerate a condescending personal relationship, do not tolerate it from your mind. Your mind is trainable; you can teach it to be an encouraging friend. One day, it may even become your best friend.