But not just any thought.
I’m not talking about the fact that your mind is always on, always working.
I’m referring to conscious active thought, the kind of thought that you and I have been endowed with over the other creatures we share this planet with.
There can be a little confusion when people talk about taking action.
I see conscious purposeful thought as taking action.
Thinking this way takes effort and focus – you can’t do it effectively while doing something else.
Watching TV or driving is not active thought, it is passive – your mind is running, but not active.
Just because your mind is working does not mean you are thinking. You mind performs a lot of functions without your conscious input – I’m talking about managing the outcome of your life experience.
Thought as action is when you make the effort to define something, to analyze something, to visualize, exploring specific emotional feelings and more. It can also be contemplation, meditation, journaling or the like.
This is why so much time goes by and we haven’t done what we want – we haven’t taken the time and effort to think about something specifically.
So, thought can be action when applied to a specific purpose. Of course it is not the only action needed to accomplish anything, but it is a necessary part.
Many people expend so much thought energy while performing their job functions that when they get home all they want to do is relax – and not think.
We need to relax and unwind, but for how long? I think many just do way too much of this, particularly when you have ideas of more that you want to be doing.
If you ‘veg out’ and relax all evening after arriving home from a day’s work, how and when do you apply yourself to any kind of change or development? That is if you want to.
Find the time to manage your thought – take command and build your life.
Become meaningful and specific, take the action of purposeful thought.