Changing our mindset to achieve our highest potential.

Believe you can succeed and you will!  

How to develop the power of belief? Think success, don’t think failure. At work, in y0ur home, substitute success thinking for failure thinking.  When you face a difficult situation, think, “I’ll win,” not “I’ll probably lose.”  When you are thinking of changing habits for health, think “I can do it,” never “I can’t.”  Let the master thought “I will succeed’ dominate your thinking process.  Thinking success conditions your mind to create plans that produce success.  Thinking failure done the exact opposite.  Failure thinking conditions the mind to think other thoughts that produce failure.

Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are.  Successful people are not supermen/women.  Success does not require a super intellect.  Nor is there anything mystical about ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do.  Never sell yourself short.

Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief.  Think little goals and expect little achievements.  Think big goals and win big success.  Big ideas and big plans are often easier – certainly no more difficult – than small ideas and small plans.

Cure yourself of excusitis, the failure disease!

            “But my health isn’t good.”

            “I don’t feel good.”

            “I’ve got such-and-such wrong with me.”

Refuse to talk about your health.  The more you talk about an ailment, even the common cold, the worse it seems to get. Talking about bad health is like putting fertilizer on weeds.  Besides, talking about your health is a bad habit.  It bores people.  Success-minded people defeat the natural tendency to talk about their “bad” health.  One may get a little sympathy, but one doesn’t get respect and loyalty by being a chronic complainer.

Refuse to worry about your health. Dr. Walter Alvarez, consultant to the Mayo Clinic, wrote, “I always beg worriers to exercise some self-control.  For instance, when I saw this man (a fellow who was convinced he had a diseased gallbladder although eight separate X-ray examinations showed that the organ was perfectly normal), I begged him to quit getting his gallbladder X-rayed.  I have begged hundreds of heart-conscious men to quit getting electrocardiograms made.”

Be genuinely grateful that your health is as good as it is.  There’s an old say8ing worth repeating often: “I felt sorry for myself because I had ragged shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”  Instead of complaining about “not feeling good,” it’s far better to be glad you are as healthy as you are.  Just being grateful for the health you have is powerful vaccination against developing new aches and pains and real illness.

Remind yourself often, “It’s better to wear out than rust out.” Life is yours to enjoy.  Don’t waste it.  Don’t pass up living by thinking yourself into a hospital bed.

Build confidence and destroy fear!

            Use this two-step procedure to cure fear and win confidence:

1.     Isolate your fear. Pin it down. Determine exactly what you are afraid of.

2.     Then take action.  There is some kind of action for any kind of fear.

In the moments when your alone with your thoughts – when you’re driving in your car or eating alone – recall pleasant, positive experiences.  This boosts confidence.  It gives you that “I-sure-feel-good” feeling.  It helps keep your body functioning right, too.

Just before you go to sleep, focus on good thoughts.  Count your blessings.  Recall the many good things you have to be thankful for: your wife or husband, your children, your friends, your health.  Recall the good things you saw people do today. Recall your little victories and accomplishments, go over the reasons why you are glad to be alive.

Use big, positive, cheerful words and phrases to describe how you feel.  When someone asks, “How do you feel today?” and you respond with an “I’m tired (I have a headache, I don’t feel so good), “you actually make yourself feel worse.  Practice responding like this: “Just wonderful! Thanks, and you?” or say “Great” or “Fine”

Believe!!  When you believe, your mind finds ways to do. Belief releases creative powers. Disbelief puts the brakes on.

Give yourself a pep talk several times daily. Build a “sell-yourself-to-yourself” commercial.  Remind yourself at every opportunity that you’re healthy, energetic, and fit person.

Make your environment make you successful!

Be environmental-conscious.  Just a body diet makes the body, mind diet makes the mind. Make your environment work for you, not against you.

Don’t let suppressive forces – the negative, you-can’t-do-it people – make you think defeat. Don’t let small-thinking people gold you back.  Jealous people want to see you stumble.  Don’t give them that satisfaction. Get your advice form successful people.  Your future is important.  Never risk it with freelance advisors who are living failure. Throw thought poison out of your environment.  Avoid gossip. Talk about people, but stay on the positive side.

Get plenty of psychological sunshine.  Circulate in new groups. Discover new and stimulating things to do.

Get the action habit!

Use the mechanical way to accomplish simple but sometimes unpleasant business and household chores.  Rather than think about the unpleasant features of the task, jump right in and get going without a lot of deliberation.

Next, use the mechanical way to create ideas, map out plans, solve problems, and do other work that requires top mental performance.  Rather than wait for the spirit to move you, sit down and move your spirit. Don’t wait until conditions are perfect. They never will be.  Expect future obstacles and difficulties and solve them as they arise.

Remember, ideas alone won’t bring success.  Ideas have value only when you act upon them! Use action to cure fear and gain confidence.  Do what you fear, and fear disappears.  Just try it and see. Think in terms of NOW.  Tomorrow, next week, later, and similar words often are synonymous with the failure word, NEVER.  Be an “I’ll start right now” kind of person.

Written by, Stephanie Fredricksen, LMT