So some of you might be thinking that this is going to be some new age if you dream it, it will happen posts and I can guarantee you that is not what this is. What I am going to teach is scientifically proven and can change your life.
I was reading a book on happiness that looked at it from a Scriptural and scientific view and it really changed how I saw some things, so I am going to take what I learned from that and apply it to our business and share it with you.
So here we go, the concept is this…
Our brains create chemical patterns based on how we think and over time it is almost like grooves are created to make a path of least resistance so that we think the same way over and over again. So if you are a positive person then it creates a positive path. If you are negative, then it creates a negative path. Then your brain does everything possible to make come true the path that you have chosen.
When I learned that it blew me away. I realized that I was creating my own failure by the path that I allowed my thoughts to create and then worse of all I would speak it out confirming to myself that what I thought was true. There is a scripture that says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Now I know that some of you don’t believe in God, but look at the principle taught here. What we hear creates faith in that thing. So if we are thinking doubt, fear, failure and then speak it out, it creates faith that that thing is going to happen and then your brain does everything possible to make it come true.
I want you to stop right now and take a serious look at your thought life and the words that you speak about your business. If you are thinking and speaking that you can’t, you are not able, you are too stupid, you aren’t good looking enough, I am too tall, short, fat, thin. I am a woman, or black, Hispanic or any other cultural group. I am not smart enough, I didn’t finish high school, no one ever believed in me, then you are going to fail guaranteed.
I can tell you from experience that this is true. When I think those things and allow them to take control in my life I fail, but the opposite is also true, when I think positive thoughts, when I speak positively some how I am able to do and achieve things I never thought possible. I also believe that when you think and speak positively that you open up the doors for God to be able to move and do great things because you are not hindering Him by your words, so He gets to add super to my natural.
So if you are thinking negatively what can you do about it? Well, the first and best thing is to recognize it and decide to change it. The second thing you do is to become aware of what you are thinking. Believe it or not we have a constant string of thoughts going through our head and many times we are not even aware of what is going on.
Here is an exercise for you. Get a pen and notepad and every time you have a negative thought put a tick in a notebook. Do that for about an hour and see how many times you are thinking negatively. You will be surprised by the results.
Third, once you become aware, now comes the hard part. Retraining your brain to create new paths and the longer that you have been thinking negatively the harder it can be, because the groves that you have to fight are deeper. Every time that you have a negative thought you need to recognize it and then replace it with a positive one. So if you think to yourself, “I can’t do this.” Then automatically correct yourself and say, “What am I saying of course I can do this.” Even better is to say it out loud.
Of course I do that when no one else is around or otherwise people would think that I am crazy. Over time your brain will start to create positive paths and it will become easier to think that way and then miracle happens, you start to act the way you think and the results follow that.
Imagine you increasing your results dramatically. You are selling and recruiting more, more money is coming into your household budget relieving some of the stress, you are happier and your family is happier too because you help set the pace for your family.
This is something that is powerful and if you truly use it to your advantage it will change your life forever. I know that it has changed mine.
To a life filled with more and more success,