The reality we have created is a process of our thinking. We can’t change anything if we can’t change our thoughts.
Sometimes changing your life situation isn’t possible – or simply not possible soon enough. You can’t restructure your entire lifestyle in an instant. You can’t make someone else change against his or her will. And you certainly can’t erase the past. So what choices do you have left?
Change your perception, belief or opinion about your life situation. Doing so will help you change your attitude and ultimately allow you to grow beyond the problems and barriers you can’t immediately control. This, of course, takes practice, which is precisely why we’re co-hosting a live training event titled “Think Better, Live Better” – to guide you step-by-step through mental strength training exercises that make real progress possible, even in the face of unchangeable adversity.
Let’s be honest, we all get stuck with some bad habits that we emotionally default to when we’re not mindfully focused on the right things. Bad habits like people pleasing, reacting with a victim mentality, succumbing to needless worry, spending time with toxic people, or indulging in negative self talk are all patterns that need careful attention and renovation.
It’s time to break up with the faulty patterns of thinking, reacting and behaving that are holding you back!
There’s nothing wrong with being open about struggling with your faults, venting on occasion, and yes, even complaining every now and then. But you have to remember that your words and thoughts, especially the ones you repeat daily, are the foundation you cast your future upon.
When you think about something repeatedly, you begin to personally identify with it, and your inner identity gradually becomes your outer reality.
Your positive, productive thoughts can help create a brilliant, vibrant reality – one where opportunity, happiness and gratitude resides – while your most worrisome fears and foulest words and thoughts can foster a lifetime of darkness, hatred and hopelessness.
The choice is yours.
Choose wisely! Choose your words and your thoughts carefully, with the finest and most positive of intentions. Be conscious of what you are saying to yourself, how you are interacting with others, and what you are asking life for on a daily basis.
Your health, your happiness, your present and your future depend on it.
The bottom line is this: You can’t control the reality of yesterday, or even the reality of today to a certain extent, but you CAN control how you react and respond to everything, in the hopes of drafting a better blueprint for all your tomorrows.
With positive thinking in mind, I have a challenge for you…
Watch this short “Think Better, Live Better” video we filmed with our friend Thanh from Asian Efficiency – in it we discuss two proven strategies for changing your thoughts:
Now, pick one of the two mindset strategies we discussed in the video and actively apply it to your relevant life situation over the next seven days. See how doing so changes your life.
And keep in mind that these two mindset strategies are just a tiny subset of a process all happy, successful people practice, day in and day out, in their own way, to make consistent progress in their lives despite all the daily challenges they can’t control.
Let’s work through this process together, step by step, at “Think Better, Live Better” on January 9th, 2016.
Join me! I look forward to meeting you and working with you, in person. 🙂
Do you have any questions or observations about this post, the video, or the live event? Leave me a comment below and I’ll get back in touch with you ASAP.
Photo by: Opetre