“Why do we let intrusive thoughts into our minds?”
It happens to us all, even someone as motivating as myself. We allow certain intrusive thoughts into our heads because these are generally feelings that haunt us in the back of our minds anyways. They are thoughts that sometimes we really want to say or do, yet we don’t act on them. Why, because unlike animals in the wild, we are endowed with a conscious that allows us to make rational decisions. We are not, for the most part, impulsive creatures that do without thinking. Then if we are given so much consciousness, how come these thoughts become so easy to slip in. You would think we could tailor make our brains to think what we want it to think.
That is an interesting concept, making ourselves think what we want ourselves to think. This is how people become successful, they think up all their success until it happens. But if for a moment you allow the negative thoughts into your mind, it can deter you from your goals. Those goals could set you on a path toward the success you want. But for that split second, it stopped you. One of the reasons we allow it is out of fear as well. We second guess out of fear because more is expected from us. The more you give people the more they want. What if you hit a point of not being able to satisfy? So it’s easier being a loser at times.
Another reason why we let thoughts into our mind is because it’s is easier for some to be hated than loved. This is interesting when looking at Black people in America. I have come to a conclusion that sometimes we allow bad thoughts to infiltrate our minds because of what comes with it. If you are successful, what is to come of that. Meaning, who are the new people into your life that otherwise wouldn’t be dealing with us? We have spent so many years being outsiders, how do we deal with new love. Sometimes it’s easier being a villain than being loved. I can deal with being a villain, it’s people embracing me that’s tough. It’s what makes us self-destruct at times. No one expects you to be anything in life, so when you do, we wait for the attack, so we can be brought down and lose.
In the end, the bad thoughts creep into our minds because there is an aspect of the thought that is who we are. If we have these inner fears and guilt, it sometimes manifest itself in our decisions. Positive thinking is not a given, it is a craft that takes a long time to master. Especially in a world of so much negativity. But still with that said, you can’t run away from yourself with hopes of saving yourself. Your thoughts becomes your actions, and ultimately shape your existence in life.