Last week, I was having a conversation with another smart woman and we found ourselves on a familiar topic to many people with children: schools and education. This woman has children in middle school and high school and she was sharing with me that the schools have two tracks in which to receive an education. As you might imagine, one is perceived as better than the other. As I reflect on this conversation, I had to smile. It seems our children are really no different than we are. We, too, must stay on the “right” track with the “right” environment and the “right” teachers around us if we are to realize our dreams, goals, and ideas.
Last week I shared with you some thoughts on why creating the “right” external environment is essential to leading a meaningful life. Having a home, office, and relationships that provide harmony will help you create more of what you want in life.
Today, I want to share some ideas with you about your internal environment. What’s an internal environment? It’s your internal voice, your authentic self—your core. As in our home, office, and relationships, we need to clear away the clutter in our own self-talk to allow abundant thoughts to flow into our lives. We become what we focus on. If we find ourselves focusing on negative thoughts and judgmental self-talk, we tend to project this into our world and the world around us.