Change your inputs
We all have habits and behaviors where we repeat things over and over. You’ve heard the definition of insanity, right? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting to get a different result. We turn off the alarm, we let the dogs out, we make the coffee, we sit down and vegetate in front of “Bad Morning America.” We shower or spray extra cologne on and off to work or the job hunt or school or whatever putting one foot in front of another leads us to. So changing your inputs will change your outputs.
The only way to get new outcomes is to change what you are allowing into your life. If you feed your body, mind, and spirit with low-quality inputs the results end up negative. So watch carefully. What programs do you watch on TV? What books, magazines, or blogs do you read? What do you sepnd your time thinking about. I loved what St Paul wrote in Philippians 4:8And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Change your inputs and you will change the outcomes…
What can you do? Here are a few ideas…
- Turn off your TV or record worthwhile shows for watching. Don’t let TV or entertainment or the web control you. You control them.
- Assess the value you get from each input (like blogs, books, and magazines) regularly. Do they give you true and lasting value? If the answer is no, then discard it.
- Watch for a post about reading possibilities coming up in the near future. Or go to amazon.com and select the page that gives book recommendations that are tailored to your preferences. You will get better recommendations if you actively rate books you have read.
- Read or watch classics that create the ability to have worthwhile conversations with others.
- Always take time to read from the Bible – it has stood the test of time for millions