“We all have these haunting doubts and self-limiting beliefs that try to present themselves as facts. These thoughts represent stinking thinking that distorts our reality by masquerading as Truth. This way of thinking can become so ingrained that it talks you out of your value, entices you into false substitutes, and creates the illusion of more.
Mistaken beliefs and assumptions spawn stinking thinking. It takes many forms: rationalizing, making excuses, being defensive, over-generalizing, thinking you are unloved or unworthy, labeling, blaming, minimizing, projecting, being prejudiced, mind reading, being superstitious, obfuscating, all-or-nothing thinking—all ways of fudging or denying the truth, escaping from the deeper reality underneath.
Stinking thinking robs you of MORE. This false thinking keeps you from achieving what you could, and discourages you from trying new things, taking risks, and creating MORE. You may use these thoughts to talk yourself out of pursuing MORE before you even get a fighting chance. Stinking thinking lowers motivation and kills hope. And it’s how most of us think and talk most of the time.”>
Judith Wright, in “The One Decision”
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