“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”
~ Earl Nightingale
Sometimes we get stuck in life and don’t know what to do. We want things to be better, we want to be happier but how can we make it happen?
The following are some tools to help you get the right mind set to turn your life around.
Actively take stock of internal dialogue and change it. – So often our internal dialog sabotages us before we even begin. Sometimes it second guesses our decisions, leading to waffling, other times it is just negative. Whenever you find your internal dialog being negative or indecisive, quiet it down and start a conversation with yourself that counters the negative or indecisive points your internal mind is having and replaces them with positive statements. Then start an internal dialog of positive affirmation. On the rare occasion that your internal dialog comes up with an accurate and relevant point, work to correct the issue with positive action. If learn to pay attention and start doing this, you will find yourself living a happier and more confident life.
Don’t blame others. – While I don’t like negatives, this one is an exception. You need to take responsibility for your life and the things that happen in it. I am not going to say that some people won’t try to make your life miserable, but that alone does not absolve you of responsibility. Take control of this part of your life and change it! I once had the most miserable boss in the world. He was not only incompetent, but also a complete jerk. He could come in to our team meetings and start yelling and insulting people, often for things he had wrong. Being the sensitive type, I ended up having a nervous breakdown. Then it occurred to me, I needed to change my reality. I gave myself a month, and found a new job. I am very happy where I am now! I work with wonderful people, have a great boss at a job where my skills, abilities and personality are highly praised. Blaming my old boss for my suffering would not have done anything for me. Rather he was the inspiration that I needed to take my life to the next level, and have a better job for better pay in a company that rewards me for my talents.
Have and show gratitude for everything. –I have found an amazing power in this. It not only helps you to reprogram your mind, but it also helps to change the reality you live in. More about this amazing tool in chapter about karma.
Continue to learn and grow. – This is one of the things that has allowed me to move past all of the problems I have faced in my life. Having the right mind set is essential too, but the process of learning and growing has given me the skills I have needed to take me to the next level in life.
Creative Visualization. – A ton of research has been done on creative visualization, and proven that it is an effective tool towards achieving goals. When you do your visualization, concentrate on the end goal that you want to achieve, not on the steps that it takes to get there. As you learn to visualize your end goals, they become clearer, your belief system becomes stronger and your subconscious mind helps you to find the steps to make that vision a reality. I have done this many time and can tell you that it really works, particularly for creative endeavors!
Meditation – The power of meditation is the power of learning how to focus. As you will read later in the chapter, “The Law of Focus” learning how to focus your mind and your efforts will bring vast rewards towards achieving your goals.
Subliminal Audio. – A few years ago I was at an all-time low and needed to regain my self-esteem and self-confidence which had eroded away due to life’s dramas. In looking for solutions that could put me in the right mindset, I came across subliminal audios and what a difference they made! They are not a quick fix, but after 3 months of listening to them for a couple hours a day, I had a dramatically improved my self-confidence and self-esteem which helped me to overcome the other issues I was dealing with in life.
Mind Mapping / Brain Storming. – These tools are about helping you find solutions to your problems. I have read several authors who recommend spending at least half an hour a day spitting out any idea that comes to mind regardless of what it is associated with. Generally you want to start with a specific topic or problem. Clear your mind and focus for a moment on that topic or problem, then just start writing down whatever comes to mind. Don’t judge anything. Save these ideas so that you can go over them later. Sometimes the random stuff you write down in a brainstorming session will make sense to you weeks or months later when your conscious mind is able to put the dots together. Other times, your previous brainstorming sessions will trigger new ideas that lead to the solutions you need. By doing this, you allow your subconscious mind to have a greater voice is looking for the solutions you need to help you achieve your goals and dreams. I use these tools on a regular basis and have found amazing insights and opportunities that I would have otherwise missed! Give it a try. I think you will like the results. It is also a lot of fun to see what ideas you might come up with when you just start writing stuff down.
Make the Change – Take Action Now!
Once you know where you are at, it’s time to change it. Take action your new insights with your new, more confident approach and you will find the world transforming before you in ways you never imagined!
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