What’s it about?

Soundtracks is a simple guide to putting an end to doubt, hesitation, and rethinking. Instead of being at the mercy of your fickle and often useless thoughts, discover thought patterns that will empower you, make you happier, and bring you closer to your goals.

About the author:

Jon Acuff is a motivational speaker and a New York Times best-promoting writer who lives close to Nashville, Tennessee. He’s the writer of 7 books, which include the best-promoting Finish.


What can I get from it? Learn to stop thinking and take action. 

We all have an internal soundtrack. Unlike a movie soundtrack, this soundtrack is not a score, it is a psychological soundtrack, and most of the time, it is written in a self-denying manner.

When we overthink, we let doubt, hesitation, and self-criticism hinder our plans. We postpone it; we were wrong; we turned it off. Therefore, instead of acting bravely and decisively to realize our dreams, we are shyly clinging to the safe life we ​​already have. 

But what if it must be different? Well, no more imagination.


If you need to avoid overthinking, then adjust the soundtrack of your thinking.

Imagine if you can only listen to one playlist of songs for the rest of your life, such as the soundtrack of a famous movie, then no matter where you go, no matter what you do, you will hear the same song over and over again. Become an indispensable part of your life. 

In this case, you might consider many types of soundtracks to choose from. Ideally, it won’t be frustrating, scary, or unimaginative. No: You want something calm and inspiring. 

It raises some provocative questions: If we study music playlists carefully, why don’t we take the same approach to our ideas? Why do so many of us allow the restless cycle of reflection to repeat in our lives? Why don’t we choose to exchange those tired old soundtracks for exciting, fresh, and uplifting? 

You often hear people describe their thoughts as super-powerful independent things in the mind and are not controlled. Because of this, people mention that they are or are addicted to learning. 

But the truth is that you can choose and change your way of thinking. In other words, you can replace the old soundtrack with a new soundtrack and make your life better in the process. 

When you give up the habit of rethinking, you did not only get rid of old thoughts, but you also allow yourself to replace them with new ones. These thoughts will motivate you to achieve your goals and make you stand up instead of drowning. … 

If you overthink, it may seem like an empty promise. As an old saying goes, when something sounds too good to be true, it is possible, but in this case, it is not. 

Today we live in an era of neuroplasticity: we know that the brain changes with the conscious changes in our thinking. Of course, you won’t stop thinking overnight, but with a bit of determination, you can take a big step in the right direction. 

So, how do you get rid of the soundtrack that hinders your progress? What are you going to replace them with?


Question if your current soundtrack is accurate, effective, and pleasant.

When you were young, you might have heard the saying: “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It may be a comforting statement at the time, especially if you have been on campus. It deals with violent bullying and teasing. 

But as we have discovered at some point, words can be very harmful. It is true no matter where the harsh speech comes from. They can be spoken by school bullies or the same strong voices we criticize ourselves. The pain is the same. 

In short, word count is important, so you should want to know how your old soundtrack speaks to you. 

If you want to eliminate overthinking, the first thing to do is study your soundtrack. Whenever you have an idea that upsets you, lowers your self-esteem, or makes you anxious and indecisive, you need to ask yourself three critical questions. Ask yourself 

The first question is whether the ideas discussed are correct. If you are nervous about a raise because you think your boss will be angry and fire you, pause for a second and question the idea. Is this a possible scenario? Has your boss done similar things in the past? Or do you imagine impossible disasters and convince yourself of their possibilities? 

If the idea is wrong, give up. If this is the case, you have overcome the first obstacle, but two more blocks are coming. 

Second, you need to ask yourself if what your soundtrack is talking about is helpful to you. If you let an idea circulate freely in your mind, what effect will it have on your life? Is this encouraging or frustrating? 

If you try to lose weight and keep thinking about four failed diets, you will only weaken your resolve and become discouraged. 

The last question: Is the thinking good? Does it sound like something you would say to someone you care about? Or is it simply nausea? If the latter, then the solution is obvious: remove it from your psychological soundtrack.


Use new, helpful soundtracks from the universe around you.

Rapper superstar, producer, and fashion designer Kanye West is not shy. Even before he became famous, his self-esteem was great. Once, he heard him say to a friend when he was young: My life is dope, and I do dope.”

This kind of bragging may not be what you say to your friends, but it is difficult to beat as a supplement to your inner soundtrack. If you think about your path of doubt, then a soundtrack that highlights your vague but gifted life is likely for you. 

It is a lesson. When you use old flashing techniques to explore ancient, useless soundtracks, you should also get inspiration for new soundtracks from the world around you. 

Speaking of finding new soundtracks, this world is not only your oyster. It is also your music store. You can try any new album you like. 

When the author borrowed Kanye’s words, he felt a little cheesy, but gradually he believed it. He also responded to positive incidents with words like: “I am always fine,” even if the incidents involved are relatively trivial, such as finding nearby parking spaces. 

Gradually, the author began to understand his life better and was optimistic about the future. 

Not sure where to start when choosing a new soundtrack? Here are some excellent choices: Next time you face a difficult task, think about how good you are instead of focusing on the hard work in the future. Sit down when you are done. Whether it’s a hard workout in the gym or a long day in the office, you can use this soundtrack: “I will feel great afterward.” 

By emphasizing the sense of accomplishment, you will experience instead of what you will face The difficulties, prepare yourself to start your mission with a more optimistic and enthusiastic attitude. 

Another soundtrack you might want to try is one the author calls “Pivot, don’t panic.” When the coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020, people across the globe faced a decision: lose their heads or calmly adapt as best as possible – in other words, to panic or to “pivot.”

Rotating means maintaining flexibility, knowing that the world changes every second. In an age like ours, this is a valuable skill. Rapper superstar, producer, and fashion designer Kanye West is not shy. Even before he became famous, his self-esteem was great. Once, he heard him say to a friend when he was young: “My life is dope, and I do dope shit.”

This kind of bragging may not be what you say to your friends, but it is difficult to Defeated as a supplement to your inner soundtrack. If you tend to think about your path of doubt, then a soundtrack that highlights your confused and gifted life is likely for you. 

It is a lesson. When exploring old useless audio tracks using the flashing technique outlined above, you should also be inspired by new audio tracks from the world around you. 

Speaking of finding new soundtracks, this world is not only your oyster. It is also your music store. You can try any new album you like. 

When the author first borrowed this sentence from Kanye, he felt a little cheesy, but gradually he believed it. He also responds to positive events, even relatively trivial ones, with words like “I have always been fine,” such as finding suitable parking spaces. 

Gradually, the author began to understand his life better and was optimistic about the future. 

Not sure where to start when choosing a new soundtrack? Here are some excellent options: Next time you face a difficult task, think about how good you are instead of focusing on the hard work in the future. Feel it immediately after completion. Whether it’s a hard workout in the gym or a long day in the office, you can use this soundtrack: “I will feel great afterward.” 

By focusing on the sense of accomplishment, you will experience instead of what you will experience. When encountering difficulties, be prepared to start your mission with a more optimistic and enthusiastic attitude. 

Another soundtrack you might want to try is what the author calls “Twist, Don’t Panic.” When the coronavirus pandemic broke out in 2020, people all over the world are faced with a choice: go crazy or adapt. As best as they can-panic or “distort.” 

Rotating means maintaining flexibility, knowing that the world changes every second. In an age like ours, this is a valuable skill.


Convert an old soundtrack to create a new one.

Okay, you have started to question your old soundtrack and get inspiration to find the best in the world around you. But what if you don’t know someone like Kanye West? With the inspiring examples, you need? 

Well, it’s time to reconsider the old soundtrack, yes, the soundtrack you want to get rid of. Don’t worry: you don’t have to stick to it. -You can turn any useless soundtrack into an upbeat soundtrack. All you have to do is turn it over. 

The broken soundtrack is usually absolute and exaggerated. Absolutes tell you that things “must” exist in a certain way, or you “forever” cannot achieve your goals, or you “always” “fail.” 

A negative absolute value like this is a sign that the soundtrack is ready to invest. In the author’s case, one of his soundtracks brought him much pressure to complete the book. Every time he sits in front of the computer, there is a voice in his mind insisting that the entire book be transferred there, so there is no “but” and “but” 

Are you succumbing to pressure? The author realizes that this is its essence: an old, broken soundtrack that slows it down rather than pushing it forward. 

He did not give up but changed everything. The old soundtrack insisted that he read the book in one go, but the new soundtrack was utterly different. Great. 

When looking for a soundtrack to change, pay attention to things that you think are uncomfortable. If your current soundtrack says, “I won’t get that promotion,” then flip it-say it yourself, you will get a promotion, and then work hard to achieve it. 

You can do nothing with just talking, but by replacing the depraved soundtrack with new and hopeful music, you can break the circle of doubt and allow yourself to take the first step in the right direction.


Collect the proof you lack to prove your pocket judges wrong.

In court, the jury’s job is to listen to the evidence and use familiar legal terms to decide whether the defendant is guilty, guilty, or innocent. 

Going to court may be shocking. He instructed the jury to study his words carefully and evaluate his behavior very carefully. It makes sense in court. Do you analyze your mistakes all day, every day, and impose severe penalties on you? 

What if you have a pocket jury, a stern and ruthless jury sitting in your shirt pocket criticizing the soundtrack of your every move? 

If you are like most people, you already have a bag jury. It tends to accumulate in your lifetime. As you grow and face challenges, you will inevitably make various mistakes, looking for guilt and criticism in the process. It is natural. 

But when you put your critics on your pocket jury, the problem arises. Whether it is a grumpy ex-teacher, an angry ex, or a terrible boss-often pick the toughest juror And take them away—life expectancy. 

Fortunately, the jury can be well trained. How is it? We are talking about some court here, so the best strategy is legal: collect and present evidence. 

If the jury keeps telling you that you are an annoying person, look for evidence to the contrary. Have any old friends on Facebook contacted you? Well, it seems that this is proof that he likes you. Did the stranger start talking with you during the flight? He must have seen something he wants in you. 

At first glance, this might be a problem for you. The psychological phenomenon known as confirmation bias ensures that we pay the most attention to information that confirms our existing views. It means that once you are sure that your city is dangerous, you can quickly observe and remember any threats you face, regardless of signs of relative safety in the city. 

However, over time, if you consciously collect evidence, you will overcome prejudice, and the harshness of your jury will begin to fade.


Use figures to secure your new soundtracks.

Do you have a tattoo? Nowadays, more and more people have them. 

Many people buy them as decorations. Painting flowers, sparrows, or geometric patterns are like getting colorful jewelry, which will not be lost or stolen. 

But some people get tattoos for different reasons. Design is not just to beautify, but to show something: a difficult decision or a new commitment to life. 

These tattoos are reminiscent of deep things; in short, they are symbols that transform a good idea into a few lines of ink. When it comes to new soundtracks, tattoos can teach us a lot. 

One of the worst things about overthinking is that it prevents you from achieving your highest goals. “Don’t aim at it,” the old soundtrack said: the plan is too ambitious, unrealistic, or just stupid. 

These are the ideas that Priscilla Hammond considered when he spent much time completing his doctoral thesis in 2014; if he can achieve it, he will receive a doctorate, but this work is difficult. 

So what did you do? Have you heard the dark old soundtrack telling you to surrender? Do you accept everything the jury tells you? Never. Priscilla Hammond uses this symbol to showcase her ambitious new soundtrack. He recorded his destination on a tape and hung it next to his desk. The lines in the video? Dr. Hammond. 

This small move did not make Priscilla’s work more accessible, nor did it change the fact that she had been waiting for her to work hard for many years, but it made her new soundtrack more concrete, and it symbolized her belief that she could complete her thesis. Her Ph.D. D. Philosophy and received the title of Ph.D. Hammond. In the end, she just did that. 

You may be able to learn from the doctorHammond: Choose something simple, personal, and eye-catching to symbolize your new soundtrack. 

Wanting to stay in shape may mean that you should place your running clothes prominently in the room. If you are taking risks to try new and risky things, your symbol may be an encouraging message from family or friends. 

Every time you see your icon, you will think of a new inspiring soundtrack to record.