Thought Train Overview

Our thoughts are a train, often referred to as a “train of thoughts,” because those thoughts lead us places. So if our thoughts are leading us somewhere we need to ask the question, “do we like where we’re headed?” Are we going to be happy with the destination our thoughts take us to?

The better we can manage and lead our thoughts, the better our destinations will be. Leaders work consistently to try and build their thoughts around being positive, and optimistic, seeing the glass half-full, and finding the good. And once they train their thoughts they learn what thoughts are “essential” (your carry-on luggage) and what thoughts are “unnecessary” (extra baggage you can leave behind).

For the Thought Train exercise, we will engage in an exercise designed on trying to “find the good” which will produce better destinations in our life.

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Thought Train Exercise Reminder Card

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