Hi everyone. Romani Sanchez here with a fresh look at proofreading. But instead of rambling on (haha) about words in general (like I always do), I have decided to go out of my comfort zone, and write a little more ‘abstract.’ Recently I have been doing a little intellectual brainstorming, and you know what I came up with? The more I sit down and think, the more reasoning I do. Now what does any of this have to do with… English?

Consider this definition I looked up on the Merriam Webster’s dictionary online (personally my favorite); ‘Definition of thinking (Entry 1 of 2)1: the action of using one’s mind to produce thoughts.’ Aha! So when we subconsciously daydream or space out, we are thinking about something. What do I mean by that? Think of a corporate meeting, employees and employers gathered around a huge conference table. The topic that would be discussed would be saving the company from bankruptcy. Now at meeting, no one person would go there with the correct, and financially accurate answer, save the company and thus the meeting would be over. Instead, each employee would contribute with ideas, maybe with good ones, and thus help save the company from impending doom! Bottom line, ever would be thinking, better yet brainstorming to max, as if their lives depended on it (sort of does).

As a matter of fact, each day, every human being has to think in order to survive. On average the human being makes approximately 60,000-80,000 thoughts per day. Imagine what our minds are capable of! That’s almost 2,500 thoughts per hour. Now, if our minds are capable of such immense thinking capacity, how is it that we, some days, can’t make decisions or think clearly? AHH! See, besides our thinking capability, we also give into our weak side. Meaning, we have the opportunity, each day to change or modify ourselves, our home (e.g.), our career. Basically anything! We all possess this gift of thinking. I’ll share a little back story (this gets very juicy).

The Juicy part (LOL)

So my back story is a little like this: while I was in college, I was a complete wordnerd. Yes, that is correct. I always aced my English tests, exams, writing. Anything that was related to words, I would be able excel at. After graduation (which I deliberately refused to attend), I had my mind set on getting a nice job, build a house and make a company. For some reason that did not happen. Maybe I was too afraid of my own goals or maybe I was scared of; after putting all my time, energy and strength into achieving my goals, I would inevitably fail. For some reason I kept this mentality for years! In my previous post, I mentioned the fear I had of not being able to achieve or excel at anything. That constant voice in the back of my head “YOU CAN’T DO IT,” was starting to get to me. I ultimately chose to give into this way of thinking. Thinking about thinking too much. Redundant? Yes. Call me crazy? Yes. Come to think of it, I over thought my entire life. Failed before beginning. Ironic how thinking in an unstable mindset can be dangerous.

But besides all the internal conflict, I have managed to pull myself together. Busting through all the crazy, toxic thoughts that I had brought upon myself, there is a lesson I learnt. Never give into the fear of overthinking life. Instead of overthinking, I now move to a pace, which I can keep up with. True, the aftereffects of overthinking sometimes linger around longer than expected. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do or try to succeed in life. Once more I emphasize, You can do anything you put your mind to. Learn to control your thinking. Don’t let your overthinking win. If I had let my fears control me, I would not be the versatile person I am today. I broke free, and if you need to break free as well, remember, you are your greatest weapon.

To end this discussion, I found a quote from Adam Green.
“To all the other dreamers out there, don’t ever stop or let the world’s negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.” Adam Green
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