Not every thought we have should be spoken. I think we have all cringed at the idea of others being able to read our minds. The mind’s job is to generate thoughts. Everything you’ve allowed the mind to observe is a data point that will later be used to make a thought.
We shouldn’t allow thoughts to become words when they are negative or clouded by emotion. Many times we say things we don’t really mean. But once a thought is announced, it becomes someone else’s data point, and it has new power.
Guard your thoughts, they become words.
Guard your words, they become actions.
Guard your actions, they become habits.
Guard your habits, they become values.
Guard your values, they become destiny.