I once heard Tony Robbins talk about a concept that I have since found very interesting. He termed it, “Watch your coffee.”
What he was referring to is very similar to the verse in proverbs where we are instructed to “guard our hearts.”
The whole concept being, be very careful what you allow into your mind and heart. Because what goes in, is what will come out.
It is the same with coffee. If cream or sugar are put into the coffee, it changes the coffee.
I think about this a lot, especially since having a baby. The reason is quite simple. I have realized with my son, whatever I tell him, is his reality.
The words that come out of my mouth speak directly into his life and heart and affect his view of the world.
As adults, we surround ourselves with people and sometimes we aren’t very careful about who we spend our time with. We don’t think we are very affected by those around us, especially if we don’t agree with them. But we are.
The people I spend time with speak into my life whether I like it or not.
They speak through their words. They offer opinions, encouragement or discouragement, support or lack there of.
They speak words into our lives and the words soak into our hearts, just as rain soaks into the ground. It can’t be helped.
Think of it this way. The environment a child is raised in affects the outcome of the child. How can it not? Therefore, couldn’t we simply say the environment of people we are around affects our outcome?
I know so and so does this person.
You become what you think about and you think about what you put into your mind. It’s not only you who puts things into your mind, other people do as well.
I now “watch my coffee” and “guard my heart” very closely. I would challenge you to do the same.
Question: Have you been watching your coffee lately?