Understanding Those Inner Thoughts

What is a thought? Why is it important to understand our thoughts? How do we begin the process of understanding our thoughts?

The more you understand your thoughts, the less you will be controlled by them.

Thoughts are not always rational, true, or helpful.

Some of our thoughts are negative, inaccurate, and even self-defeating.

“Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.”

-Thomas Szas-

  • A thought is an idea.
  • A thought is a feeling.
  • A thought is a belief.
  • A thought is a memory.
  • A thought is a fantasy.
  • A thought is a prediction.
  • A thought is a plan or agenda, in action or at rest, active or dormant, programmed and goal-oriented (or not), as well as responsive to external stimuli such as words spoken aloud by others or written on paper and read silently by oneself; it may be influenced by pre-existing knowledge(s) consciously accessed from one’s own mind stream and/or unconscious mind stream which then actively contributes towards making sense out of what has been perceived visually.

Why It Is Important To Understand Our Thoughts

Understanding why you think the way you do is important because it will help you to change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

Do you ever just feel like the world is against you? Like, everything is going wrong, and all of your hard work is being squandered by forces outside of your control.

Well, we get it. We’ve been there ourselves. And we want to tell you how we overcame those feelings—and how YOU can too!

At the Global Career Institute, we believe that everyone has the potential to do great things with their lives. But sometimes, life gets in the way. That’s why we’re here to help. We want to give you the tools and resources that will help you overcome any obstacles standing in your way. Understanding our inner thoughts can allow us to realize that there is no need for our negative thoughts and feelings. By understanding them we can learn how to transform them into something more positive, empowering and motivating. If we don’t understand what is going on inside ourselves then we are stuck with unwanted emotions and beliefs which may cause us problems in our lives such as feeling anxious or depressed. Understanding what is happening inside ourselves gives us an opportunity to make changes if necessary, so that these unwanted emotions can be removed from our lives forever.

How Do We Begin the Process of Understanding Our Thoughts?

  1. Write down your thoughts.
  2. Read them out loud to yourself or a friend.

3. Ask yourself if the thoughts are true, helpful, realistic, and kind.

We must find ways to turn down the volume on our negative thoughts and turn up the volume on our positive thoughts.

It is not easy to understand the inner workings of the human mind. It is not even easy to understand your own motivations, fears, and dreams. In fact, it can be so difficult that it can lead to psychological barriers that prevent you from reaching your full potential in life.

These barriers are often formed before we are even aware of them. They are formed during our childhood as we learn how to interact with others and with ourselves. They can also be formed by traumatic events in our lives that affect how we feel about ourselves and our relationships with others.

However, it is possible to overcome these barriers through education and practice. The more you learn about yourself and others around you, the easier it will be for you to recognize those inner thoughts that may have been holding you back for years!

The more we can turn down the volume on our negative thoughts and turn up the volume on our positive ones, the better off we will be. The focus is not to get rid of them completely, but rather to make sure that they are not controlling your life or determining how you feel at any given moment.


It is important to understand our thoughts because this is the very foundation of who we are. We must learn to control and understand what goes on in our mind if we want to become the best version of ourselves. It’s also important for mental health, as well as physical health. Negative thinking can cause stress and anxiety, which can lead to other health problems. It can also lead to depression and even suicide if left unchecked over time. Fortunately, there are ways that we can turn down the volume on our negative thoughts and turn up the volume on our positive thoughts, but it takes practice and patience with ourselves before they become normal habits instead of something we must consciously think about every day.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog on understanding your inner thoughts and how to overcome them.

If you’re interested in learning more about the psychology of the mind, or if you’re interested in how to apply those principles in order to improve your career, we have a twelve (12) week Psychology Online Course, visit our website at!