The University of Maryland School of Medicine found that our inner dialogue affects our blood pressure, heart health, and cortisol levels of stress. The National Science Foundation did extensive research about human thoughts per day. I’ve mentioned this before, yet I still find it fascinating.
  • The average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day.
  • Of those 60,000 thoughts, 80% are negative and 95% are exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before.
  • It reveals that our bodies respond to how we think, feel, and act.

Our body, emotional, and soulful chemistry are driven by our thoughts.

Leaders must be intentional about what voice they’re listening to. It’s larger than trying to think positively.

It should be driven by four voices:

A final word about your thoughts:
Imagine the difference in the quality of our mental and physical health if we reduced the 80% negative thoughts. We can reverse that with positive and uplifting thoughts.
  • Journal about good thoughts.
  • Read inspiring words.
  • Become aware of your self-talk. Be kind to yourself.
Here’s to listening to your voice of greatness!

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About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.