It's been estimated that we all have 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day — many of which are negative.
I am terrible at what I do. I'll never find love. I don't deserve to be happy. I can't.
But it's not just the thoughts by themselves that do the damage. If left unchallenged, thoughts create beliefs, which then create behaviors. A negative thought like I'm never going to be happy has a terrible way of making us stay unhappy. But we can say "no" to the naysayer.
If we turn around and face that thought, we can stop it right in its tracks and strip away its power over us. In fact, there are seven profound ways we can question our own thoughts, each one attacking them from a meaningful angle.
The next moment a bad thought pops up to wreak havoc on your plans and confidence, ask these seven questions to disarm it: