THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle
:: Boycott That Thought! ::
Conscientious parents often boycott companies
whose products and practices undermine children's
well-being. Today, let's play with the idea of
boycotting *thoughts* that undermine your
The human mind is like a marketplace of thoughts,
and *attention* is the currency with which you
"buy into" a thought... or not. You boycott a thought
by paying no attention to it -- by focusing on a
better, more empowering thought instead.
A conventional boycott is only effective if large
numbers of consumers participate. But there's only
ONE consumer in your thought market: YOU.
So when you boycott a thought, that thought's
"market share" goes to zero percent and it goes
"out of business."
When you feel bad about your parenting or your
child, it means you're buying into some negative
thought or perspective. For example, a thought
like "I suck as a parent" closes your heart and
undermines your creativity, so...
BOYCOTT THAT THOUGHT!
...and give your attention to encouraging thoughts
like "I don't have to be perfect... My parenting is
gradually improving... I'm finding my way."