I hope you had a productive week. If not, you’ll receive another seven days next week in which to try again. Let’s be grateful for that.
As you probably know, what happens in our minds is really what determines our life experience. Sure, outside circumstances play a huge part in the way we feel, but there are people in worse circumstances than ours who are still living happy.
What’s their secret? Well, it’s really not a secret. They’ve learned to control their thinking, and if this is something you struggle with, then let me offer a few thoughts for your consideration.
Thoughts Follow Words
When my mind is out of control—which usually happens when I’ve allowed circumstances to overwhelm me—I use my own words to help control and steer my thinking. This is because my mind is always taken captive by whatever it is I’m speaking. That’s why you and I can “get lost” in a conversation with someone. Our minds are taken captive by whatever it is we’re speaking.
If you become intentional about what you say, then you can become intentional about what you think. If you can become intentional about what you think, you can become intentional about how you feel. Your thoughts will follow the direction of your words.
Here’s what I recommend in order to alter your own emotional state. Remember, you’re not lying to yourself by speaking out what you want to believe. You’re simply changing the way you interpret.
1. See your mind as a computer in need of a software change, and delete the idea that your present thoughts are reflective of the real YOU. They are not. Your thoughts are only reflective of how your mind is presently programmed, which is what you’re about to change.
2. Start speaking to yourself what it is you want to believe about yourself. Even though what you’re saying may not be realized in your life at this point, you’re starting the process of personal transformation.
3. When something negative happens—or you have a series of negative thoughts—immediately speak out loud how this can be turned into something positive.
4. Put some emotion behind what you say. Move your body to emphasize the point and put force behind your words. Notice how your emotional state immediately responds.
5. Be consistent. This is difficult when you’re trying to be intentional about something, but if you keep reminding yourself of the benefits, you’ll have a better chance of sticking with it.
What you say becomes what’s on your mind, and what’s on your mind controls the way that you feel. Speak bad ass, think bad ass, and you’ll feel bad ass. Metal up!
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