Monday, May 2, 2011
AHA Moments with Susan : ) 5
THE FIFTH AHA: CHANGING YOUR REALITY IS A SNAP
Control your thinking and you control your results.
Do YOU ever talk to yourself? Many people have a positive internal voice that encourages them--especially when they've done something good. It's like their own personal cheerleader: "You can do it." "Go for it." "Good for you!" "You did it!" "Way to go!" Do YOU have a voice like that?
Some people have a voice that is more skeptical: "Who do you think you are?" "You can't do that." "What an idiot." "Why are you so stupid?" "You can't do anything right." "You're so clumsy."
Sometimes, without being aware of it, this skeptical voice talks us out of our dreams. You have a great idea and immediately this voice fires off in your head, "Yeah, but. . . " followed by a string of reasons why it won't work.
We call that voice "Mr. Yabut" (or Ms. Yabut, depending upon your gender), because he or she is always trying to talk you out of something. Frankly, there are some things that you ought to be talked out of. The Yabuts can serve as a useful function--trying to protect you, to keep you out of trouble. But more often than not, Mr. and Mrs. Yabut react too quickly to stifle your creativity. Instead of a voice of reason, they try to kill the deal before it has a chance to grow.
If you let the Yabuts go unchecked they can cause unnecessary anxiety, muddled thinking, poor health--even ruin your life. If that is the case, you need to learn how to silence them and take control of your thought process. HOW?
Notice your positive, cheerleading internal voice right now. Where is it? Is is LOUD or soft? Imagine there is a sound dial that controls the volume of your internal dialogue. Turn up the volume of your positive voice. How does that make you feel? Try finding a volume level that motivates you--that encourages you to be YOUR BEST.
Notice your negative internal voice. Where is it? Whenever you notice the Yabuts' taking control, just turn the volume down. Notice how that makes you feel.
There is something else you can do to silence the Yabuts for good. You can probably find a thick rubber band in your home or office. When you put this rubber band on your left wrist, it suddenly transforms you into a STRONG, HEALTHY, HAPPY PERSON! How? Every time you catch yourself thinking a negative or counterproductive thought, you snap the rubber band. Yes, it causes pain. The pain causes a "pattern interrupt." Mentally, and perhaps vocally, you say "OWWW!"
Snap yourself every time you find yourself saying: I can't...That won't work..I'm not able ...I am not smart enough..I don't know where to start...(you get the picture) Replace your internal dialogue with words like: I'll find out how to...I'll start right now..I'm smart enought to figure this out..I can do it....etc.
The technique is so simple. Wear the band 24/7 for the next 30 days--that includes to bed and while showering. After a red welt forms on your left wrist you'll start to quickly, safely, and satisfyingly change your behavior. No one needs to know you're doing this except you. It works rapidly---within a month. It will amaze and delight you. After you experience these tremendous and fulfilling results, tell three friends about this.
Your thoughts have the power to curse or bless. They can lead you to plenty, abundance, surplus, and "have-ness".....or to lack, limitations, deprivation, scarcity, and "have-not-ness."
The choice is yours.
You can control your thinking.
Your thinking controls your behavior.
Your behavior controls your results.
For even a more positive spin on this, check out my blog on this. I DARE YOU to click here!
**Adapted from The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. I believe that every self-help book out there can be applied to every part of our lives. This book specifically talks about finances. When I read this book, I could see how it can easily applied to achieving our health and wellness goals.
Apply this to your relationship with food...