Breakthrough To Success
Turning Negative Thoughts To Positive Thoughts
Your Success starts in your mind. And that’s where we need to turn things around. For you to achieve greater success, or simply achieve any goal you have to think and believe you can succeed.
That means you have to push out the negative thoughts and negative beliefs.
Negative thoughts really don’t help you, they make your life difficult, prevent you from pursuing your goals and dreams and really hold you back; they don’t let you live to your full potential.
Everyday we have tens of thousands of thoughts. It’s estimated the average person will have 50-thousand thoughts a day. When you’re stressed that number can easily climb to 80-thousand.
Unfortunately most of those thoughts are negative.
These negative thoughts can really destroy your life or at the very least make your life difficult and unpleasant.
Why We Need To Get Rid Of Negative Thinking
When you have too many negative thoughts you misdirect your subconscious mind. You actually force this powerful partner to bring you the situations that you don’t want in life. And when you hang on to your negative thoughts, when you allow them to stay on your mind, your subconscious will keep making your life harder and harder only because you’re giving your subconscious the wrong instructions.
You need to change how you direct your subconscious and that means getting rid of the negative thoughts and negative beliefs.
In this article I show you how to stop negative thinking and direct your subconscious to bring you the situations you really want, so that you live the kind of life you really want.
Negative Thoughts: Weeds Of The Mind
Negative thoughts are a lot like weeds, they pop up quickly, and you don’t even notice them. Before you know it they spread and destroy your garden which is your subconscious mind.
Just like weeds destroying a garden, over time, negative thoughts will destroy your life, prevent you from achieving your goals, make you feel like giving up and really make life a lot harder.
That’s why it’s crucial that you stop negative thinking and get rid of negative thoughts as quickly as possible.
How Your Thoughts Create Your Life
Your thoughts connect you to your subconscious mind. Your subconscious picks up on all your thoughts. It doesn’t act on every thought. Instead, it responds to thoughts that are repeated over and over again. These kinds of thoughts become beliefs.
Beliefs are what your subconscious mind acts on. It sees your beliefs as instructions for creating your life. This is how you direct your subconscious mind, with your beliefs.
Positive thoughts that are repeated over and over again become positive beliefs. When you have positive beliefs, your subconscious will pick up on these positive instructions and create your life based on your positive instructions, so life will be more pleasant and enjoyable.
You probably have some positive beliefs that allow you to function and get things done. Here’s a simple example of a positive belief that your subconscious mind may be following as an instruction.
You likely believe that you can get to work on time everyday and so this belief is picked up by your subconscious mind which helps you get to work on time everyday. You’ll get up at a certain time, you’ll leave home at a certain time and you’ll get to work on time just about everyday.
Sure once in a while you’ll have something slow you down, but your subconscious will even help you get to work on time when something slows you down by sending you an intuitive message.
Believing you’ll get to work on time everyday is a positive belief that allows you to achieve something important – getting to work on time. It’s this kind of belief that allows you to function.
Negative thoughts that are repeated over and over again become negative beliefs. These kinds of beliefs are also picked up by your subconscious mind; they’re also instructions which your subconscious follows. Because these beliefs are negative your subconscious will then create situations that make your life difficult.
Here’s an example of a negative belief that can make your life difficult
You might believe that it’s hard to make money. You want to make more money but you think it’s hard to make and have more money. When you have this kind of belief in place, you subconscious will make sure that you have a difficult time making money, so that making money is hard for you.
You may choose the wrong investments, you may choose the wrong opportunities, you may choose a job that doesn’t pay you enough, and it will get harder to make and have more money.
Your subconscious will simply create and shape your life based on what you regularly think and believe.
How to Get Rid Of Negative Thinking
So now you know how your thoughts and beliefs work. You know your subconscious simply follows your beliefs – positive or negative. Your life is simply a mirror of what you think and believe.
To enjoy life, to succeed, to achieve more and get all that you want out of life you have to get rid of the negative thinking and then remove the negative beliefs connected to those negative thoughts. You can get rid of the negative thoughts and negative beliefs by following these simple steps:
Step 1 – Do A Personal Checkup
Take a look at the areas of your life where you feel things aren’t working out, where you might not be as happy as you’d like to be or where you feel that you just can’t achieve what you want.
You might find that you’re not happy with your current finances and when you take a closer look you’ll discover that you have a number of negative thoughts and negative beliefs about money that are preventing you from achieving your financial goals.
You’ll have negative thoughts and negative beliefs in all areas where you’re not happy or not achieving a particular goal.
There are underlying thoughts, fears and beliefs that go against what you really want. These are the negative thoughts and beliefs. Once you’ve identified these negative thoughts and negative beliefs you can go on to the next step which is to change or remove the negative thoughts and negative beliefs.
Step 2: Removing and Changing Negative Thoughts and Beliefs
Once you’ve identified the negative thoughts and negative beliefs you can begin changing them by creating new thoughts that will lead to new beliefs. These new thoughts are affirmations that you should say to yourself as often as you can when ever you can.
Take a look at the negative thought and create a statement or affirmation that is the opposite of that negative thought.
For example: If you have a belief that says: It’s difficult to meet good men/women – then change this to the opposite which would be: It’s easy to meet good men/women
This may seem simplistic and it is – but it’s also very effective. The key is to repeat these statements when ever you can. Don’t just wait for negative thoughts to come up, say the statements as often as you can so that you don’t allow the negative thoughts to enter.
You’ll likely find that your conscious mind is putting up resistance to these new thoughts and that you do not believe them right away. That’s okay, it’s to be expected.
If that happens just continue reciting the affirmations and work with what I outline in Step 3 (see below).
After a while you’ll develop a new belief that will help you achieve what you want. Once you’ve completed this step, go on to Step 3
Step 3: Supporting New Beliefs
Now that you know the limiting beliefs that are holding you back and now that you have new statements to replace and remove those limiting beliefs you need to support these new beliefs.
By supporting these new beliefs you reduce the amount of resistance from your conscious mind.
In this step you’re going to have a conversation with yourself and your conscious mind. You’re going to nurture and encourage yourself and your conscious mind. Here’s how you do that.
When you say your new statements you want to support that statement with examples of why you can succeed or examples that support the new statement/affirmation
For example: If you have a new statement that says: It’s easy to make money then support that with examples. You do this by looking at all the different ways that people make a lot of money without having to work as hard as you do. Or you could look for examples of people who made a lot of money. You could make more money by getting a raise, a promotion, a better paying job or starting a business. You could make money with investments or doing something completely different.
If you have a statement that says: It’s easy to meet the right person, then think of all the ways you could meet this right person. You could simply bump into them, you could meet them through a friend, – just think of all the ways you could meet people.
You always want to focus on solutions so that you support your new beliefs and statements. You’ll also push your mind to stop being so negative and that alone will get rid of a lot of the negative thinking.
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Remember: your subconscious mind will create what you think and believe. Make sure you get rid of the negative thoughts and negative beliefs. Fill your mind and subconscious mind with positive thoughts and positive beliefs. Just follow the 3 steps I gave you to remove and replace those negative thoughts and negative beliefs.
Power of the Subconscious Mind
How to Program Your Subconscious Mind
Your subconscious mind is super powerful. It not only regulates your body and allows you to follow certain habits without thinking about it; your subconscious can also guide you to new opportunities and help you achieve success when you plant the right thought habits and beliefs on your subconscious. These thought habits and beliefs are the instructions that drive the subconscious – taking you where you want to go.
However, it can also take you where you don’t want to go – if you give it the wrong instructions. The wrong instructions are negative thoughts and negative beliefs.
Experts agree that by the time we are seven years old, 90 percent of all our learning for our lifetime has occurred. We have learned how to talk, walk, think and we have many of the skills we need to survive. It is this subconscious mind programming that determines whether we succeed or fail in life. In a nutshell, this is a time when we are being programmed to be a success or failure, to live carefree and happily or not. Your subconscious mind is your voice, thought and video recorder.
Every day, we use our subconscious mind for automatic functions – brushing our hair, chewing gum, mowing the lawn, washing the dishes, getting dressed, driving, and the list goes on. Any activity that you have repeatedly done is part of your subconscious mind programming. It is why repetition is one of the most effective ways to program or re-program our subconscious mind.
What if You Don’t Like Your Mental Programming?
Your subconscious mind has recorded everything you have ever heard, thought, seen or experienced. Remember, your subconscious doesn’t distinguish between what is true or false. That is the job of your conscious mind. Your subconscious accepts all. So if you have negative programming on your subconscious you can change that negative programming and install a positive program – so that your subconscious brings you what you really desire.
Research shows it takes the average person 21 days of conscious non-stop reprogramming to change an old habit. For example, let’s look at quitting smoking. If you have a period where you haven’t smoked (conscious effort) your programming changes, and you can be successful plant a new positive habit on your subconscious to replace the negative habit of smoking.
Subconscious Mind Training
Here are some subconscious mind training techniques to change your subconscious mind programming.
#1 Positive Mantras and Affirmations
A mantra is an affirmation that you repeat over and over. When you repeat positive mantras, your subconscious mind picks up on these and they become beliefs. Once they’re beliefs your subconscious creates situations in your life to mirror those beliefs. For example, let’s say you are sad, feel life is chaotic, and out of control. Then you begin to repeat the affirmation “I am happy and living in harmony.” Soon after enough repetition, that is what your subconscious will believe to be true and you’ll have more harmony and feel happy. You will have rewritten your subconscious mind programming.
#2 Create Positive Routines
Now that you know how your subconscious works, you can create routines and habits that will drive your subconscious to create the situations you want. Start creating positive routines and positive habits to change your life.
#3 Solve Problems
Your subconscious mind can help you solve problems quickly and easily. When you feel you have a problem you can’t resolve consciously let your subconscious take responsibility over your conscious mind. Just think about the problem for bit.
Tell your subconscious to find a solution to the problem. Now forget the problem and go about your everyday routine. It won’t take long for a solution to click, you just have to be open to recognizing or seeing the solution. This is your subconscious mind programming at work.
Meditation is important to train your subconscious. Learn to believe in yourself, think about new ideas and get inspired. Meditation helps you achieve the mental focus you desire as well as the necessary concentration to gain cognitive power. This will let you enjoy the ‘now’ while planning for your future.
Repeated visualization is highly effective in subconscious mind programming. It will help you to accomplish your targets. This includes setting goals that excite you, be passionate about those goals and imagine the end results.
The Subconscious and Conscious Mind
Your subconscious mind is your data storage bank while our conscious mind is our awareness center – our communication center. When our conscious mind sends out a request to our subconscious mind it responds.
Our conscious mind thinks, calculates, reasons, plans, directs the body, makes decisions, and determines the results. It also registers pain, happiness, fear. It sets goals and it is creative. However, for your conscious to be able to do these things it needs somewhere to pull stored information – that’s your subconscious mind.
From the minute you are born, your subconscious mind takes in everything you learn and all of your experiences. It soaks up information and gathers information as we grow – it is like a huge sponge. It starts to form beliefs and viewpoints based on everything you have learned and experienced. All of these beliefs gain momentum and power, as we get older.
Every day of our lives, our conscious mind makes choices – these are our conscious choices but they are made based on all of the knowledge we have stored in our subconscious mind over the years we have lived. You can re-program your Subconscious mind so that you experience a different outcome from the conscious mind.
Working with your Subconscious mind is crucial to creating the changes you want and that means planting new thoughts, new beliefs and a new positive program on your subconscious mind. At any given time, your subconscious mind programming can be changed. If you don’t like what you see, then change it.
Start planting new beliefs and new thoughts on your subconscious so you reprogram the subconscious to create the kind of life you want, so that you enjoy the life you want. I show you in my 7-day e-course it’s completely free and when you register today you’ll get my 7-steps to success Mp3 download. You’ll also get new articles every week that help you reprogram your subconscious mind. Simply fill out the form below to get started
The Power Of Affirmations
Affirmations are a powerful way to create changes and to get the full benefit of affirmations you have to make sure your statements are positive, and focused on exactly what you want. They can’t be vague.
You can use positive affirmations to manifest your needs and to bring positive change into your life. Positive affirmations are simply statements recited over and over again and used to program your subconscious mind and to effect change. Let’s look at this in more detail.
Any positive self-talk or inner dialogue is a form of affirmations.
We are constantly affirming at a subconscious level with our thoughts and words. This flow of affirmations actually creates our life experience – it becomes ‘your story.’ Negative statements create a negative life. Positive statements create a positive life. It’s really that simple.
We learn our beliefs through patterns that we developed starting back in our childhood. Many beliefs work well but some of these beliefs could be working against you. These affirmations can stop us from getting what we want. Every affirmation that we say or think is actually a reflection of our beliefs – our ‘inner truth.’ We need to recognize that some of these inner truths are not valid. They may have been developed when we were a child and now are not relevant or appropriate.
The behavior patterns that are stored in our subconscious allow us to automatically respond to events that occur in your life. This is crucial to our survival as we must be able to quickly respond to events in our life. That’s what these learned responses allow us to do.
To make changes you can use positive affirmations, which are simply short positive statements that target your subconscious belief system and that will challenge your negative beliefs so that you replace them with a positive belief. Think of it as your own personal brain washing.
Do Positive Affirmations Actually Work?
Absolutely! Yes! You’ll have a hard time finding a self-help program that doesn’t at some point use affirmations especially daily affirmations. These daily affirmations are part of the program because they work. The stronger minded and determined you are to effectively make the change the more ready you are to accept the change and let go of your past, and therefore the more likely the change will occur.
How and Why Positive Affirmations Work
When you choose to say these positive affirmations, they get imprinted on your subconscious mind. Your conscious mind will either avoid or accept the new statement as a belief. The conscious mind wants to stick to what it knows and will often put up resistance to new positive statements that contradict what it is used to thinking and believing. You’ll know when this is happening because you’ll have strong negative feelings as you are stating your positive affirmations. You have to keep working with the new positive affirmations. Once you start to feel joy and have a sense of well being, you know your mind is accepting and the affirmation is working.
When you constantly repeat the affirmation, you are chipping away at the resistance from your conscious mind. Your affirmations reprogram your thinking process and they change the way you think or feel. Of course, for you to enjoy success from using daily affirmations you have to really be determined to see the change. If you put in a halfhearted effort you’ll get halfhearted results.
How Positive Affirmations Can Help You
No matter what it is you are dealing with in your life, using daily affirmations can help you to feel better about your life and yourself. When used properly they can be a tool to reprogram your mind and remove any negative beliefs that might interfere with what you want in life and they tend to do this over and over.
Some example of affirmations that you might use include:
An affirmation for:
- Good health
- Weight loss
- Self esteem
All of these are common affirmation topics. Of course, your positive affirmations can be anything you want.
How to Create Positive Affirmations That Work
Let’s look at how you can create your own positive affirmations or daily affirmations.
- Start by thinking about what in your life you would want to improve and think about how you would like your life to look. Write down what’s most import to you.
- Now have a look at your list and beside each of the items you need to write down two or three positive statements written in the present tense and they must focus on what you want. For example, let’s say that you want to maintain good health. Your affirmation would be something like “I live a healthy lifestyle and I am healthy.”
If you create personal affirmations these are right for you! In the beginning, you will be using a releasing affirmation. A good example of a releasing affirmation is “Right now I am willing and able to release my past.”
How to Supercharge Your Daily Affirmations
There are techniques that you can use to supercharge your affirmations so that they are more effective. Let’s look at a few ways of doing that.
#1 Mirror Work
One of the most powerful daily affirmations occurs when you are standing in front of the mirror and state your affirmations.
#2 Put it in Writing
One way to keep your affirmations fresh and in your mind is to write them down. Put it on a postit, leave it on a card around the house, put it in print where you will find it, and it will help you with your affirmation. Another way that helps is to write down your affirmation 20 times. That’s kind of like the old ‘blackboard days’ of writing the ‘I will not’ message on the chalkboard.
#3 Sing it Out Loud
Sing your affirmation to your favorite tune or make it up as you go. This is a great way to make your affirmation a reality.
Just as the name indicates, positive affirmations are powerful. You can change your world using affirmations.
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10 Tips For Positive Thinking
So you try to be positive and optimistic and maybe you succeed… for a few minutes. Then those negative thoughts come in and try as hard as you can, you just can’t seem to remain positive and optimistic. Don’t feel so bad, you’re not alone.
Most of us find ourselves carrying or thinking negative thoughts more often than we would like. These negative thoughts play in your brain like a movie and they can zap your energy and prevent you from enjoying life. They also end up making life a lot more difficult and harder. Because what you think is what you get.
I’ve written a few articles on positive thinking that you can find on this site. So today I’m giving you 10 positive thinking tips that you should implement everyday so that you develop a positive thinking mindset, have more positive things happen and so that you actually enjoy your day
Positive Thinking Tips
Yes, that’s right – a simple smile can change the way you think. Find a mirror and smile into it. Don’t worry if it seems weird or you find you have trouble doing this exercise. Force yourself if you have to, but just go it. Smiling will help you relieve stress and it can directly change your mood and replacing negative thinking with positive thinking. Did you know that it takes fewer muscles for you to smile than it does for you to frown? So smile and smile often. Share a smile with a stranger, a friend, a colleague, a child, a parent, a sibling, a spouse, a boss – anyone.
Quiet the mind and change your thoughts. You want to take your focus away from what you are thinking about, so focus on your breathing. You can do this with the use of a simple meditation, or you might want to participate in a Yoga class. All of these options offer a way for you to bring yourself back into the ‘now.’ Staying in the now will help you improve your positive thinking. You will be focused on this moment and not worrying about what might happen tomorrow or what happened yesterday.
#3 Seek Positive and Avoid Negative People
This is one of the best positive thinking tips you can participate in. You tend to behave like those around you. Therefore, if you are hanging out with negative people you are going to act and think in a negative way. However, if you are hanging out with people who have a positive outlook on life, you will find that you are also thinking in a positive way, and this is very important. Positive thinking will actually make life better and it will make the tough times more bearable. So look for people that share your positive outlook and don’t let the negative people bring you down.
#4 Change Your Mind Change Your Life
You need to change your mind from thinking negative thinking to positive thinking. At first, this can seem tough but practice will make it easier. You can retrain your brain through meditation, but also in your daily activity – if a negative thought comes into your mind, stop the thought process and turn it around to something positive.
#5 Give a Helping Hand
Instead of spending your time thinking about yourself, why not take the focus off of yourself and be nice to someone else – it will encourage positive thinking. It does not matter who it is. It might be a friend, family member, a charity, or a stranger you meet in the grocery store. Lend a hand, you’ll feel better, you’ll help someone else and they’ll feel better and you’ll create a lot of positive energy which will attract more positive situations into your life.
#6 Remember You Don’t Have to be a Victim
You create your life. That means you don’t have to be a victim. Even when your current situation seems unbearable there is always a way out. You need to make that choice because you always have a choice. Choose to take charge of your life. Put what happened behind you and choose to start moving forward. You can create any life you want but you have to move forward. Seeing yourself as a victim and thinking about what went wrong will leave you stuck and feeling helpless. Take charge and move forward. This is your life. Let go of the past and create the future you desire.
#7 Move On – No one is Perfect
You can waste your time dwelling on the mistakes you made, feeling terrible, letting those negative feelings surface – or – you can recognize that no one is perfect and that you’ll learn from your mistakes and move on taking away even one small positive thing from the experience. When you move on you allow yourself to attract more positive situations. One day you’ll look back and see how everything just worked out – but you have to be open and move on.
#8 Sing a Song
Singing makes a person feel better – it lifts the spirits and it brings about positive feelings. It can relieve stress and it can lift your mood and make you feel upbeat. Don’t worry – if you don’t do well with remembering words hum along or make up your own words. Too often people do not sing because they have trouble remembering the lyrics – do not let that be you. Sing along and enjoy what it does to your mood. It really is the power of positive thinking. If you don’t feel like singing or humming just listen to some upbeat music – the kind that makes you feel good and puts a bounce in your step.
#9 What are You Grateful About?
Here is a terrific positive thinking tip – it is one of the most effective! Every day be grateful for five things. If it sounds like a lot that’s your negative thinking coming through. You see the optimist would find more than five things every day to be thankful for. So give it a try. It is okay if you come up short every now and then but practicing this exercise will help you with your positive thinking. Come up with 5 things you’re grateful for everyday and start today.
#10 Make Positive Quotes Part of Your Life
The sharing of positive quotes is actually very popular these days especially since social media has become so popular. If you were listing, simple positive thinking tips, sharing quotes should definitely be on the list of things to do, because it has been known to increase positive thinking.
A very popular quote by Lao Tse
“Watch your thoughts, they become words, watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
Put positive thinking into play and good things will follow. Practice these 10 positive thinking tips and you’ll enjoy your day.
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Positive Energy Attracts Positive People
Surround yourself with positive and optimistic people and you’ll generate more positive energy, which will attract more positive situations and more positive people. Allo of which will allow you to experience a rewarding and fulfilling life.
One of the best things you can do for yourself, for your mind and for your subconscious mind is to be around positive, optimistic people.
When you’re around people who are positive and optimistic they’ll do more to encourage you and they’re positive attitude is infectious – You’ll naturally become more positive and optimistic.
You’ll pick up on their positive energy, and over time you’ll develop a positive attitude and you’ll have more positive energy.
You’ll then attract more positive situations into your life – making it easier for you to get what you really want.
Now you may not have a lot of positive people around. You may people who are negative, pessimistic and don’t support you. If that’s the case, seek out positive and optimistic people that you can associate with. You can also become more positive and optimistic on your own so you attract positive and optimistic people.
Stay Positive and Be More Optimistic
As you become more positive and optimistic you’ll drive away all those negative people around you (if you have them). Negative people can’t be around positive people, the
energy just doesn’t mix well. So be the change you want to be – become the positive and optimistic person and you’ll experience more positive situations.
You can do that by turning negative conversations into positive conversations. Turn your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Turn your negative beliefs into positive beliefs.
Look for the positive in situations, you’ll find them and you’ll attract more positive outcomes in life.
So today and everyday surround yourself with positive people, be more positive and optimistic, look for the positive, turn negative conversations into positive conversations. You’ll create more positive energy and attract more positive situations and positive people. Plus, you’ll feel a million times better and feel good about yourself and life.
Aim to be more positive and optimistic and you’ll have better days ahead.
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The Power of Positive Thinking
There’s real power in positive thinking, however most of us don’t apply the power of positive thinking the way we should. Once we do that, we can change our life, our world and significantly improve our situation.
Positive thinking leaves you happy, joyful, and looking at the bright side of life. The power of positive thinking forces your mind to expect growth, success, and positive outcomes. Thanks to books and television, the interest in the power of positive thinking has gained a great deal of popularity. Some people believe in it while others scoff at it. Here’s how you can use the power of positive thinking effectively so that you get positive results in life.
A Positive Way of Life
Let’s look at an example of positive thinking at work. Karen applies for a job. Her self-esteem is low and as a result, she thinks she’s a failure and she is sure she’ll never get the job. Her negative attitude towards herself is manifested with negative thoughts and fears related to the job for the week leading up to the interview.
On the day of Karen’s interview she gets up late, she discovers the dress she was going to wear needs ironing, and since she doesn’t have time to iron it, she wears it wrinkled. She also doesn’t have time to eat. During the interview, her attitude is negative as she’s worried about her wrinkled dress and her growling tummy. She is distracted and unfocused during the interview and this leads to a bad impression. As a result, Karen manifests her fear that she wouldn’t get the job, and she doesn’t get the job. Her negative attitude forced her to make the wrong choices which created negative energy that led to her not getting the job.
On the other hand, Nancy applies for the same job but she has a much different approach. Her positive thinking leads her to believe she will get the job. During the week prior to the interview, she visualizes herself making a great impression during the interview and getting the job. The evening before the interview, she irons her dress and lays her outfit out for the morning, right down to her earrings. She goes to bed earlier so she will awake fresh.
Nancy wakes early, gets dressed, eats breakfast and heads out to her interview. She arrives on time and is in a very positive mood. She makes a good impression and lands the job. She manifests confidence that she will get the job and she does. Both women had identical qualifications but very different thinking processes and attitudes. Nancy’s positive energy was picked up by the interviewer and helped her get the job. That’s the power of positive thinking.
The Power of Positive Thinking vs. Negative Thinking
With a positive attitude, we visualize the positive results we want, we focus on having a positive outcome and we do the right things to help us create a positive outcome – we take positive actions.
This creates positive energy, happiness, and your body language broadcasts success and happiness. Even your health will benefit. You walk taller, your voice is powerful, and your body language shows just how you feel.
Each of us is affected by others just as we affect them. This happens at our subconscious level, through our feelings, thoughts, body language, and the words we speak. No wonder most of us prefer to hang around positive people and try to avoid negative one. People are much more likely to help someone with a positive attitude than they are someone with a negative one.
Negative thinking brings unhappy moods and negative actions. Did you know that when your mind is negative there are actually poisons released into your blood, which leads to more negativity and unhappiness? This leads to further disappointment, frustration, and failure. Negative thinking creates a vicious cycle of negativity and struggle and this cycle needs to be broken and replaced with a positive thinking cycle.
How to Use the Power of Positive Thinking in Your Life
If you want to apply the power of positive thinking so you enjoy life then you’ll need to start on the inside and change your thoughts, your attitudes, your beliefs and your words. It’s going to take some work, but it will be worth every minute.
- Read everything you can find on the subject of positive thinking so you really understand. Think about all the benefits and convince yourself to try it. Take courses like Creating Power so you develop a positive mindset and get rid of the negativity. You have nothing to lose.
- Don’t worry about what other people think or what they are saying about you when they find out you are changing how you think.
- Make sure you use your imagination only to visualize positive and favorable situations that will benefit you.
- Use positive words when talking to others and also with your internal dialogue.
- Smile more because this will help you to think positive thoughts.
- When a negative thought enters your mind it is important that you are aware of it and work to replace it with a positive thought that’s more constructive. If that negative thought comes back, you must once again replace it with a positive one. Persistence will lead to positive thinking and ignoring negative thoughts.
- Another technique that works well is creative visualization or the repetition of affirmations. You can use these together if you like.
Once you begin applying the power of positive thinking you’ll see changes. Those changes won’t happen immediately but they will happen over time. You’ll reap the benefits of positive thinking and you’ll wish you had discovered the power of positive thinking much sooner. But it’s never too late to get started – so start today.
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The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind is incredibly powerful. It regulates your body and creates your life based on what you think and believe.
What exactly is its job and how does it affect us? Most of us know we have a subconscious mind, but we really don’t know how to harness its power. So let’s give you some answers and guidance.
The subconscious is like your life’s hard drive. It’s where you will find everything stored that isn’t currently in your conscious mind. This means you will find everything you’ve previously been through, all those past memories and experiences stored in your subconscious mind.
Let’s look at an example. Remember the first time you tried to ride a bike. It took a lot to stay coordinated to steer, pedal, and watch for traffic. At that point, you were still using your conscious mind. But later on, after you mastered bike riding you could do all of those things at once and still hold a conversation. That’s because now the information is stored in your subconscious mind. So the process of riding a bike is automatic. You just know how to do it without consciously thinking about it.
Capture the Power of the Subconscious Mind
Once you build a working relationship with your subconscious mind, you’ll be able to personally enjoy the benefits. But to do this you have to become familiar with your subconscious and its role in your life. One way to do this is to simply spend several minutes daily doing affirmations to yourself. For example, “My subconscious and I are partners in my success.” Doing this starts to train us to think and recognize that we have a second mind that’s very powerful and it is an important part of our success. It takes the subconscious from being abstract to being real.
Next, you need to begin to understand how your conscious mind and subconscious mind work together and to learn the function of both. Your subconscious mind has two main roles in your life.
It attracts us to circumstances and conditions based on what we think and believe. You will attract what you regularly think and believe or what you always focus on. Now that you realize your subconscious mind isn’t limited and will create your life based on your thoughts and beliefs, you can understand the power of your subconscious mind. It simply follows your thoughts and beliefs and helps you do things based on what it has stored (those habits and actions that are automatic).
Your subconscious mind will act on any instructions or requests you give it. If you repeatedly have the same thought, it will accept it as a fact. Your subconscious can’t tell the difference between what is real and what you imagine. This is also why affirmations and visualizations can be so powerful. When you do these exercises regularly, you create images within yourself, which your subconscious acts upon and makes sure that they manifest in your reality.
Our conscious mind guards our subconscious. It is the job of the conscious mind to make sure that only the highest quality thoughts will find their way to the subconscious. It’s important to understand that whatever thoughts and beliefs we have will eventually make their way to the subconscious and from there they will manifest themselves in our lives. The more diligent we are in directing our life, controlling our thoughts by choosing to remove negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts, the more our life will look the way we want it to.
How to Program Your Subconscious Mind
Think of the mind as a computer and the sets of directions, such as those to ride the bike, as software that will run the instant you needed. The same applies to many of the emotions and activities in our lives. If a certain person always annoys you, then that installed software will launch every time you see that person and you’ll feel annoyed and try to avoid them.
The Rules of the Subconscious Mind
To maximize the power of your subconscious you need to know the rules that govern how it works.
- The subconscious mind isn’t able to tell the difference between reality and fiction. This is also the key to getting the power out of your subconscious through visualization – where you give it images of what you want your life to look like
- The longer the subconscious believes something the more difficult it will be to change that belief
- Each thought will create a physical reaction. If you are thinking that you are going to do terrible with a presentation, you’ll find your pulse racing as soon as you begin talking. These physical changes are the result of your subconscious thoughts and beliefs
- What you expect is generally what you realize. If you are certain you will not get a job, you will not get it. If you are certain you will fail an exam, you will fail it. Whatever you are thinking on your subconscious level will almost always come to be.
- Change your beliefs and you can change your life. If you believe you aren’t smart, someone’s going to confirm that and you’ll believe it even more. If you believe you aren’t attractive, someone will confirm that too, and make you believe it even more. So create beliefs that allow you to have what you want. If you believe you’re smart, others will see that you’re smart. If you believe you’ll make the right choices, then you will
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The Law Of Attraction And You
The Law of Attraction is directly tied to your subconscious mind, your beliefs and your thoughts.
The Law of Attraction is simply this – You will attract into your life what you think about – whether it’s good or bad. The thoughts dominating your mind are the ones that will find a path to manifest themselves.
The Law of Attraction gained popularity back in 2006 with the book “The Secret.” Oprah, a strong supporter of the Law of Attraction, increased awareness by dedicating an entire episode to those who have changed their lives using the law of attraction and positive thinking. Once you know how to use the Law of Attraction and it can change your life.
To get the full benefit of the Law Of Attraction, you need to have a positive mindset, or practice positive thinking and actively direct your subconscious mind to bring you what you desire. When you have a positive thought pattern you experience positive changes, attract positive people, have positive outcomes and live a more positive and productive life.
Once you accept that you attract your own life experiences, your life can be a lot happier because you can make the internal changes needed to experience a more positive life. You do need to watch that you don’t slip back into your old ways, and you should try to avoid negative situations and negative people because they can bring you down and push you into a negative spiral where things go from bad to worse very quickly.
Your thoughts are like powerful magnets attracting into your life what you think about consistently, whether it’s what you want or not. You may find it difficult to realize that right now – what you are living (good or bad) you have attracted into your life. In fact, may not want to believe this. When you really understand Law of Attraction and how to direct your thoughts and subconscious mind you’ll have the power to change your world.
Do you know that the biggest difference between a poor person and a rich person is how they think? If you believe you will be wealthy then you will have money, but if you believe you will be poor, you will be just that because you will not attract riches into your life.
Some of the wealthiest people practice the Law of Attraction and apply Positive Thinking all the time, it’s the only way they know how to think. They simply don’t believe in being negative and so they have the law of attraction always working for them. They put their subconscious mind to work.
The wealthy think they will always have money and so they are always thinking of creative ways to generate money. The power of the mind isn’t just about creating wealth. You can use the power of your subconscious and positive thinking in many ways. If you’re sick, recognize that your subconscious mind can heal your body. There have been examples of people with terminal illness curing themselves using subconscious mind and applying positive thinking. Believe in yourself and in your subconscious mind, positive thinking, the law of attraction and the universe will believe in you.
The Law of Attraction says that likes attract each other. For example, if you are miserable, you will attract miserable people, but if you are joyful, you will attract joyful people. Have you ever had one of those days that just starts crappy? Maybe you stub your toe, and then you think this is going to be a ‘bad day.” Think about how the rest of the day usually goes. That’s because from the minute you saw your day as bad you started looking for bad things to occur and guess what happened – you attracted more negative situations and more negative people. So the day just got worse.
Always appreciate what you have right now! You’ll keep what you appreciate right now and more good things will make their way into your life. If you have food be thankful. If you have a roof over your head be thankful. The universe loves gratitude.
4 Steps to Create What You Want – How to Work with Law of Attraction
- Ask – Start by writing down what you want your life to look like. You can write things like “I am thankful that I have _____. Make your list as long as you like. Write your list in the present tense like you already have what it is you want. You only need to ask the universe once to start the process
- Believe – You need to believe whatever it is you are asking for as if it already belongs to you. When you are trying to create with your subconscious mind and the law of attraction, visualize what it is you want as if you already have it. For example, see yourself in the car you want.
- Take The Right Action – Take action, focus on doing the right things at the right time and keep doing what you have to do to get what you desire. Don’t wait for things to fall into your lap. The universe wants to help you but you have to help yourself, and work as a team.
- Receive – The final step is to receive. Once you get in the habit of feeling like you already have what you desire, and you’re happy about it, good vibes go out to the Universe, which will give you the opportunities you need to manifest the life you want. So keep an open mind, take action, examine new opportunities and the Universe will deliver.
When you decide to apply the Law of Attraction to your life with intent, it doesn’t matter what it is as long as it makes you feel good. What’s key is to figure out how to take the focus away from what you feel isn’t going right in your life. Once you’re feeling good, you’ll be able to think about how you want your life to look. Work with your subconscious mind, positive thinking and the law of attraction – put them all to work – you’ll be glad you did.
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Just keep moving forward.
No matter what happens just keep moving forward.
Today and everyday you’ll always come across something that trips you up and could slow you down.
Don’t waste time and energy on the little things, focus on the big picture, and what you want.
Your mind will want to drift back and look at the past, it will try to analyze things, figure out what went wrong, try to understand why – and the more you do that the harder it gets to push forward and get your subconscious working to bring you what you want.
Your subconscious doesn’t know the past, it doesn’t live in the past, it can’t go back into the past.
It only knows the present and it can only create your life and your future based on what you’re thinking about right now.
When you think about the past, it can’t help you. Because it can’t create the past.
So think about what’s great in your life today.
Appreciate each moment that you get to experience today.
Think about the pleasant things and keep moving forward.
If something goes wrong, or doesn’t work out – don’t dwell on it, don’t keep thinking about it.
Do what you can to make it right and move forward.
There’s always something better ahead, there’s always another opportunity, as long as you keep moving forward you’ll be able to enjoy the day, and enjoy brighter days ahead.
The sun will rise again tomorrow, it will be a brand new day. Today will be over – make the most of it before it’s gone.
So let go of the past, don’t let the little things upset you or slow you down.
Keep moving forward, enjoy every day, make the most of it.
The Need to Get Rid Of Negative Thinking
Negative thinking can darken even the sunniest day. It can dampen your spirits on the happiest day, and it can have you finding the bad in the best situation.
What is Negative Thinking
Expecting failure, assuming betrayal, seeing the downside when others don’t, or thinking the worst – they all provide a type of insurance policy for the negative thinker. After all, with negative thinking you are never going to be disappointed because you expect the worst from the very beginning.
Negative thinking also let’s you play the “I told you so,” game. For some people, it can be more important to be right in their negative predictions than to see a good outcome and thereby be wrong.
The Impact of Thinking Negtaively
Negative thinking is a pretty good predictor of how likely you are to become depressed and/or suffer from numerous illnesses later in life. That doesn’t mean thinking negatively causes illness but it certainly plays a role. When you think negatively you stop trying or you give up sooner when you do try. So it directly influences outcome, as it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Negative thinking can become a habit or it can simply be that someone lacks courage, because it can take a lot of courage to stay positive through some of life’s setbacks.
How to Stop Negative Thinking
Great, so it becomes pretty evident that we should try hard to stop negative thinking and begin to make positive thinking part of your goal. Here are some ways to stop the negative thinking process in its tracks.
#1 No More Thinking in Extremes
It would be nice if life really was black or white, but it isn’t for the most part. However, negative thinking means you are much more likely to view things that are bad in the extreme. So bad becomes horrible.
For example, rather than thinking you’ll not do really good on your test you think you’ll completely fail. Another example, rather than thinking that your new business is going to struggle a bit, you think you’ll fail and be ruined.
When you have an all or nothing attitude, you miss out on all the shades of gray. Instead, you see only failures, catastrophes, and disasters in your future. The first step to thinking positive is to start to see gray shades. For example, rather than thinking you’ll fail completely you think you’ll fail in some parts; or rather than thinking your business venture will ruin you, you think that there will be times of struggle.
#2 Stop Minimizing the Positive
Negative thinking will stop you from seeing the positive even when it is staring you right in the face. It is as if you have a big blotter that stamps out the positives and magnifies the negatives. Instead, get into the habit of thinking differently and seeing any setback as only temporary rather than permanent. If you find yourself thinking negatively, minimize it with a positive thought.
#3 Stop Mind Reading
Negative thinking interferes with our ability to relax because of the uncertainty that surrounds us. This can cause you to play mind reading games. For example:
- She only said that so that I’d feel better
- He doesn’t like me that’s why she hasn’t called me back
When you assign meaning to everything that happens, or rather doesn’t happen in your life, you start to jump to conclusions and those conclusions are negative. If you take on a more positive outlook with our examples, you would now think
- She said that because she was being nice
- You would think he hasn’t called because he forgot her phone
You get the idea, you can see the difference – you are no longer putting a negative spin on explanations for events or occurrences
#4 Stop Putting all the Responsibility on Your Shoulders
When things go well negative thinkers will put the credit on someone else, yet when things go bad they will be quick to take responsibility making it their own fault, even when it isn’t. You internalize it all and blame yourself. You need to look at how much control you really had over the outcome
#5 Stopping Creating Your Own Life Rules
Negative thinkers like to make up their own rules that apply to life and while we should certainly have expectations for ourselves and our lives, we need to flexible and realistic. When you create your own life rules, you set yourself up for failure and being let down. For example:
- ‘People shouldn’t act like that.’
- ‘If she loved me, she wouldn’t do that.’
- ‘My medical tests aren’t back so that means the news is bad.’
#6 Quit Making Stuff Up and Then Making it Your Truth
Your imagination can be wonderful when you use it right, but when you use it to scare yourself needlessly you are really doing yourself a disservice. Stop imagining things and then turning that into your truth by believing what you have imagined. Negative thinking combined with your imagination simply leads to false truths.
Stopping negative thinking will take time and some effort on your part. Incorporating these six tips into your life will help you to make that change
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