The words you say in your head, create the experience of your life.
That's it. That sums up everything we need to know about how to get the life we want.
What you think, you get!
Yes, but ... how do you get a hold of those run away voices in your head. That is a bit more challenging. In fact, authors again and again have tried to explain it.
This message has been passed down for years
In the 1930's Napolean Hill wrote Think and Grow Rich reminding us that "What the mind can conceive, and believe, it can achieve".
In 2006, The Secret was written with the belief, that if we imagine it (ask) and we believe it, that we will receive it.
Same message right?
Think it, believe it and it happens.
Lets use me as an example
Let me explain. I start next week on a couple of "busy" weeks. See! Already, my interpretation is that my time will be busy so I keep giving myself that message. I've already told my mind that I am going to be busy and I've made that a stressful thing.
Listen to the voices in my head
I say in my head, the same thing again and again and again. I also say it out loud to anyone who will listen. It goes something like this: On Monday I go to Grande Prairie. Tuesday I drive to Calgary, Wednesday I am in Calgary and then head to Rocky Mountain House. Thursday I present in Rocky and then on Friday I travel home. But, then I am back to Grande Prairie for 2 days the following week. It's exhausting saying that! The problem is, I find myself repeating it again and again. And the problem with that, is that those thoughts only serve to reinforce my exhaustion and busyness thus making me feel even more stressed.
Here is a different version of my story
No imagine if I say it differently. On Monday I don't have to leave until 11 am to go to Grande Prairie, so I have some time to do some things that morning. Tuesday I have the luxury have having 8 hours of travel to listen to an audio book I've been eager to hear. Wednesday I get to spend a wonderful day with my Mom who is undergoing cancer treatments. Thursday I have the opportunity to serve over 100 employees and energize them and reignite their passion for the work they do. Friday I am blessed to travel once again across our beautiful province. And the following week I once again I get to spread my message leadership does not have to come at the cost of our health, families and dreams.
Suddenly my next two weeks sound energizing, inviting and powerful.
You try it now.
1. Rewrite your story - Look at what is going on in your mind and take a moment to re-write the perspective you are in about it.
2. Discipline your mind - Every time you find your mind reciting the old story, bring your mind around to the new story you created.
3. Create a new experience - Feel the difference.
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