Whatever Is True

Garbage in, garbage out. A diet of excellence or a diet of garbage. What are you feeding your amazing brain?

whatever is true

Have you ever heard the phrase “Garbage in, garbage out”? It’s an old computer programmer term, often referred to as GIGO. (And being an old computer programmer, I’ve heard and used this phrase for many years.) What it means is that the results of your program are only as good as the data going in. If the data are good, the results are correct. But if incorrect data go in . . . well, the computer program doesn’t correct, it only processes what it receives.

Do you know, your brain is the same way. It (and you) are influenced by the stuff you feed into it. And yet, people listen to violent, profane songs, watch violent and profanity-laced movies and TV shows, read trashy books, indulge in violent video games, all the while believing that these have no effect on their lives. They make excuses or blame others for their lives that are going nowhere, instead of taking actions to change. They surround themselves with negative people. They gossip and criticize others. My friend, garbage in, garbage out.

“We become what we think about,” said Earl Nightingale, and what we think about is influenced by everything that we experience or watch or hear or read. Why would anyone want to put such material into his or her wonderful brain?

The Biblical character, Paul, wrote to the church in Philippi, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” ~Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

If you want your life to reflect truth, expose yourself to whatever is true. If you want your life to reflect nobility, expose yourself to whatever is noble. If you want your life to reflect excellence, integrity, purity, and loveliness, expose yourself to these things. You can’t create your perfect life on a diet of garbage. Whatever is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. That, my friend, is Excelerating™!

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