You Are More Powerful Than You Know
CONSIDER THIS: If you’re stressed by anxiety, fear, depression and even panic, it’s a sign that you have a POWERFUL MIND.
Your thoughts are powerful enough to have created this state.
The power of the mind to transform for good or bad is inestimable because it is unlimited. If your mind is not working for you at present, it may be working against you to create situations and circumstances that do not serve you.
You’re more powerful than you know. If you’re in any kind of stressed state, you’ve put yourself there by the thoughts you have about what’s happening in the world, in your life, or to you.
If so, you just need to do a 180 and put that powerful mind to work for you.
Simple, Powerful Solutions
It can be hard to accept that solutions to overwhelming problems can be simple, yet so often they are.
Consider the overwhelming problem of obesity, which is the number one cause of so many other diseases. Yet we all know the solution, and it is simple. Easy, maybe not, but it is simple, and gets easier with practice. However, while we all know what to do, less than half will do it.
Newton’s First Law of Motion says that:
A body in motion stays in motion unless acted on by an outside force.
A body at rest stays at rest unless acted on by an outside force.https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/WindTunnel/Activities/first2nd_lawsf_motion.html
It takes new effort, (an outside force) to create new habits… to set a habit in motion. But once established, the habit becomes self-sustaining. That’s what a habit is: a recurring event with the momentum of repetition: “body in motion that stays in motion”.
Good habits become the framework for success.
LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®
Break the Bad, Make the Good
To break the cycle of bad thoughts, we need to throw a wrench in the works of the stinking thinking cycle. Disrupt the negative thoughts and interrupt their laps around our brain by introducing alternative positive thoughts, repeatedly over time.
This takes more effort at first because we’re reversing directions. We have to assert force to stop the negative and then assert force to start the positive. As we learned in high school physics, it takes more energy to set a body in motion than to keep one in motion. Same thing with habits and patterns.
But once you get past the gravity of resistance, it gets easier because we grow stronger in the process, and success builds upon itself. That effort compounds as you begin to feel better, and put your powerful mind to work.
Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t. Focus on the good, and it will diminish the bad.
How to begin? With gratitude.
It’s the same thing with anxiety and worry. Those can lead to bigger problems and yet the solutions are free and simple things applied consistently over time. One of those most powerful mental habits is gratitude.
Ditch the Negatives
If we can change our state, increase our stress hormones and diminish our immunity through the stress of stinking thinking, then we can also do the obverse. We can get off the fear and worry treadmill and get on the road to optimism and positive action.
“A few small negative habits can sabotage your success and happiness.
To substitute a few small positive habits can help you reach your goals.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®
This isn’t airy-fairy theory. This is real and proven. We can literally increase our good hormones and attract optimism, joy, energy and peace through simple actions that put that powerful mind to work on positives.
We’ve all heard the most famous stories, such as Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, or Nelson Mandela. Both survived through the power of mind. We enjoyed seeing this portrayed in the movie Invictus on Mandela, but we forget that we have that same power… that same ability. I can attest to this truth from personal experience on multiple levels for multiple crises over time.
You Are the Driver
Your mind is your vehicle in the journey of life. You don’t let the vehicle take control. You’re the driver. Tell your mind what to think, how to think it and steer it where you want it to go. You are the higher intelligence… the conscious observer, the take the lead and steer, and your life will go where you want it to.
Good habits become the guard rails that keep you on the road to achieving your goals.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®
Where Do You Want to Go?
As a creator, you are uniquely positioned and gifted toward being able to manifest the life you want live. And you know that you’re the only one who can, right? The life of your dreams is in your hands and your powerful mind.
Visioning is a powerful tool that puts your mind to work toward creating the reality of your future.
Most people can’t imagine what they’ve never experienced and who they’ve not yet been. But you… you’re a creator with a vast imagination. Begin the process of envisioning where you want to be and who you want to be, then set goals toward that vision and work them both daily.
Your strengths are waiting to be employed. Your powerful mind awaits your command. You—that consciousness that is you—are the driver.
Focus on Your Vision for Your Future
Pull yourself into the future of your dreams by employing your creative imagination to place yourself in that future, mentally, physically and emotionally, then get to work on it, one goal at a time.
Focus on what you want, then make it so.
“Vision, then do… vision, then do. The day is the way. Today. Then again tomorrow.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®
Gratitude for the Bad
Yes… even that… be grateful for the struggles, it’s fertilizer for growth.
It must be no accident that the most amazing, life-sustaining foods on the planet… such as the vegetables in the garden, grow best through the most yucky stuff.
It must be no accident that all life on this planet begins with constriction and pain. These are the signs for us to learn and grow from and the constrictors we need to go through to birth us—and our consciousness to the other side of pain.
This isn’t about denial of the bad things. It’s about transformation and alchemy. It’s about taking the crappy stuff and turning it into fertilizer for our growth.
Stop the Tape… Rewrite and Rewire
What’s one story… an “old tape” you play that keeps spinning ‘round and ‘round for days… weeks… months and years? Turn the spotlight of awareness on that and rewrite that story. When you change the story, you change your life.
“Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.”
~Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister, 1804-1881
Yes You Can!
My first boot camp style personal trainer, Jade Teta, used to belt out these words just when I was ready to give up. “Yes you can!” Jade has a deep, resonant voice and looks and sounds like a football coach, where just the power of his voice, instills power and confidence.
In that moment of feeling tired and ready to give up, it was just a matter of saying, thinking and believing that I COULD do it… I could push through tired, and that I could do more than I thought I could. And so I could. Every time, I could do more than I thought.
Even to this day, when I’m pushing myself to bike up our hills, I can hear those words. Most of the time it’s now in my voice saying “Yes I can!” And so I do.
If you don’t yet feel that you have a powerful mind, you’re only a few choices and habits away from changing that.
The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong
This TEDx Talk by Amy Morin, a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, college psychology instructor, author and internationally recognized expert and author on mental strength.
You will enjoy Amy’s TED talk and be inspired and motivated by what’s possible for you with just a few simple tweaks.
“How do you train your brain to think differently? How do you give up those bad mental habits that you’ve carried with you? It starts by countering those unhealthy beliefs with healthier ones.”SOURCE: TEDx – The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong
~Amy Morin, social worker, psychotherapist, author
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