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  • Writer's pictureMick Scott

It's Not Optimism: I Consciously Create

As my mind wakes up in the morning, it sometimes finds so much wrong...with me, my life, others, and the world.

Even throughout the day, my mind’s default thoughts are usually pessimistic and judgmental - about others, about the state of the world, about myself, about my abilities, about my decisions, and about my life.


Really. Judgment and pessimism.


Today was no different. I woke up to rapidly flipping pages of negative and pessimistic thoughts in my mind. Yet, by the time I finished my morning routine, here’s what I was present to:


Today is the best day of my life.


This is not optimism! It’s creation.

The mind is ALWAYS creating - we are ALWAYS creating. We mostly don’t see it as creating, though. We think of it as reporting The Truth about reality.

Our opinions, our judgments, our grievances, our insecurities - they’re not The Truth! They’re all just thoughts created by a mind preparing for a war we don’t actually need to fight.


The mind is constantly creating, and we’re usually unconscious of what we’re creating - we just react to the world our thoughts have painted in our mind.


The mind is perhaps humanity’s greatest gift. It serves us incredibly powerfully. However, most of us have never learned to harness the mind’s power to create a life we love and a world that works. Instead, we listen to our default thoughts based on survival, safety, avoiding looking bad, and avoiding being controlled or dominated.


Something else is possible.


I love my mind (on purpose), and I am becoming masterful at consciously creating.


Consciously creating is not really a straight-forward, formulaic process, though. It can be challenging, and it's almost impossible to learn it on our own. That's why I do what I do: transformational coaching and training for teens and adults who make an impact. I help people become conscious creators.


To make our biggest impact, we can't live lives determined by our default pessimistic and judgmental thinking. And we don't need to be optimistic either.

Today is the best day of my life - thank you for sharing in some of it with me. 🙏❤️


P.S. As a transformational coach, I help teens, adults, and organizations move beyond their self-imposed limitations to be their best and feel their best. If you’re interested in finding out how I can support you or your organization, reach out and let’s talk. 💌


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