Thursday, May 26, 2011
If a thought doesn't help, or comes between two good thoughts that belong together: they're toast. Sometimes when I'm working I discard thoughts even before they halfway hit the light of day. And other times I'll do stuff and the next morning I'll wake up and want to deep-six it, saying to myself, "What the heck was I thinking?" (This includes yesterday's post... and perhaps, tomorrow – today's. lol)
In this toxic thought dump there are negative thoughts, thoughts that make you think it is okay to eat that three-day-old cold pizza from the fridge before you go to bed and thoughts that make you think too much. There are half-thoughts that go nowhere, mean thoughts and hasty thoughts. These are thoughts that clutter up your brain. You can't even give them away. You don't even want people to know you had them.
In my defense, I am not indiscriminate in my thought chucking. I do take care about which ones I turf. Because sure enough, if I accidentally throw out a good thought, I'll probably need it tomorrow...
Posted by Rand MacIvor at 7:42 AM