Shutting Down Thoughts


On coaching calls Brooke often asks people things like, “Why would you think that thought?” Then she follows up with, “I would never let myself think that thought.” I love this idea because sometimes I feel like I spend so much time doing models on thoughts that I should just shut down.

This might be a silly question but in practice, what does it mean to “not think that thought?” Does Brooke mean that when she has a thought that doesn’t serve her she just ignores it completely? Or has an answer for it? I’m trying to figure out what it means to just “not think that thought” in a way that isn’t resisting it.