70,000 Thousand Thoughts

How many thoughts a day do we have? I’m reading a book called Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity by Dean Graziosi. Now, I didn’t buy this book. I went to a real estate conference with my sister sometime last year, and they provided the book for free. I never pick up such books.

However, as I’m reading it, I love its content. Now, I’m thinking, “Maybe I should give these types of books a chance.” It’s insightful, thoughtful, inspiring, and I’m learning a lot from it. There’s so much I can cover, but I like to keep my blogs short–if possible, super short so the reader can go on with his/her life.

So, how many thoughts do you have a day, and what are those thoughts? According to Dean Graziosi’s research, it revealed the following:
“The negativity is overpowering the positive-thinking part of our brains. According to research done by UCLA, the average human being has around 70,000 thoughts per day. And out of those thoughts, 80% of them are negative, with the majority of those thoughts carrying over the next day.”

Incredible! Those are a lot of thoughts. Honestly, I feel I think twice as many as 70,000. But that’s for a different blog. If we consider UCLA’s studies, then that means we have 80% of negativity, especially with all series of unfortunate events that have taken place in 2020. It’s almost impossible to escape the negativity.

Graziosi also points out the following:
“Did you know that in the 1950s, Time Magazine covers were about 90% positive in tone and content? Then, through the years, Time Magazine realized that the more negative their stories, the more copies they would sell. In fact, they realized that negative superlatives work 30% bet at snaring reader’s attention than positive ones…but the average click-through rates on headlines with negative superlatives are a staggering 63% higher than positive ones…As a cynical television news producer once said, ‘If it bleeds, it leads.'”

It seems that it’s a difficult task to try and stay positive. And as Graziosi also mentions, this will affect us subconsciously whether we admit it or not. We’re only human, after all.

So from time to time, I tune out from the news. I stay informed, but I try not to commit to the monstrosity of headlines the whole day. Therefore, be kind to your mind. Take a break and relax, smile and… okay, I don’t smile that often. But I do laugh a lot. That counts!

My last thought on this blog, and one of the 70,000 of the day, engage in activities that make you a bit less gloomy and grumpier. Have a good day!

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