Are you paying attention to what you are paying attention to?

Have you ever really paid attention to what you pay attention to?  Are you in control of what you are feeding your mind?  Or in other words, what you tell yourself and what your course of action is and why?  Or are you just going through the motions and letting old tapes and habits determine the course you are on?  I like to call this “sleep walking through life.”

It is so important to be consciously aware of what your thoughts are.  It is so important to be aware of what you tell yourself and what you want your course of action to be.  Why?  Because the fact is, you control your own destiny.  If you don’t pay attention to what you are putting out there, then you leave yourself wide open to the whims and unbalanced nature of having indecisive thoughts or worse yet, letting others make choices for you. 

Most of you have heard the phrases “thoughts are things”, or “like attracts like.”  Well in the case of not paying attention to what you are thinking or saying to yourself you could be charting your course with indecisive, incorrect, unhealthy and possibly negative thoughts.  Is that how you want your future to unfold?  Probably not.  If you are thinking  negative or indecisive thoughts, then you will be potentially creating a negative or indecisive future. 

However, if you start to pay attention to what you are telling yourself or thinking, you have the ability to change those thoughts and negative self-talk and replace it with positive thoughts and positive self-talk.  You will then have the ability to create the life that you want and deserve.  By paying attention to what you are paying attention to, you can steer your ship in any direction that you want to.  Who wouldn’t want that?

Published by: gbrianbenson

Founder of Reawaken Media. Writer, multiple award-winning author, TEDx speaker, actor, filmmaker, storyteller, inspirational poet, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races) and cross-country bicyclist. 2016 is already heating up for Brian as he he has a recurring part on the new TV show Sangre Negra, has been invited to give a TEDx talk in Pasadena at the end of May, was interviewed for the soon to be released documentary The Last Formula and will be releasing his new film short Searching for Happiness in early summer. In addition to acting in TV and film, Brian enjoys creating his own projects. In 2011 Brian created Guitar Man, a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ Guitar Man was well received and was accepted to 11 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival, won an honorable mention prize in the narrative short category at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as a Golden Reel Award from the Nevada Film Festival. Before Brian got into acting he authored four books, including Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas on How to Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! which was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. Brian’s latest book Finding Your Voice was an award-winning Finalist in both the 2013 USA Book News and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Brian lives in Los Angeles, California and will be releasing his first children's book "Steve the Alien" in late October of 2016. Visit Brian's website -

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