What you think, shapes your world. It constructs a filter so you can look at the world in a certain way. As a result, it shapes your mood and quality of thinking as well.
You know the famous phrase ‘You are the average of the five people you know’. This means that you are the blend of these five people, adopting the good and bad parts of their behavior. They become your environment. And your environment has a dramatic and detrimental effect on you, either you like it or not.
Likewise, you are the average of the five thoughts that float around your head all day. If someone asks you for your opinion or you are having a conversation, you see everything from the lenses that were shaped by your five — give or take — thoughts.
If you read the news all day and get super worked up about everything, imagine the effect this has on your mind. Scary right?
Surround yourself with good, inspiring ideas that have positivity baked into them. In the same way, you want people with good intentions in your life, the same goes with your thoughts.