Tammi Durden, Contributing Writer – Do you desire to see positive changes in your life? Maybe you would like to be more patient and kind, lose weight, and possibly earn a higher income. Have you been trying to achieve your goal for some time now and just cannot seem to reach it no matter how hard you try? So you’ve tried everything but nothing seems to work?
Allow me to shed some light on the situation. The beginning of all change originates in the mind. If you have not changed your way of thinking, your situation will not change. Everything begins with a thought.
Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. You cannot continually think the same and expect your life to be different. There has to be a shift in your thought patterns…a change in your mindset.
Here are a few tips that will come in handy and help you change your mindset:
Admit It and Quit It
You must first recognize that your thinking is flawed. If you do not admit there is a problem with your thinking, change will never happen. Certain situations may occur in your life that serve as a spotlight on your current way of thinking. Do not dismiss this wake-up call. Often times we need a conscious interrupt to illuminate our current mindset in order to bring attention to flawed thinking patterns. The appropriate course of action at this juncture is to identify poor thought patterns and immediately correct it. You can change what you are thinking by a shift in your awareness. Begin to practice consciousness and pay attention to what you are thinking. This simply requires a modification in your thinking from negative to positive thoughts. Purposefully replace the bad thoughts with good thoughts. Be honest with yourself, and admit that change must take place. Once you begin to take on a positive perspective and practice healthy thinking habits, your situation will change for the better.
Get Rid of Stinking Thinking
Stinking thinking is simply having the wrong thoughts, thinking negatively or the worse. What if I can’t do it? What will people say? I don’t have enough education. I’m not as smart as my co-worker. He will probably get the promotion. Stinking thinking produces destructive thought patterns that will bring you down every time. When you think negative, you are negative. When you think failure, you become a failure. You are what you think about. Choose to take on a winner’s mindset and embrace the courage to change. Start thinking positive thoughts, and cultivate positive habits. Reading uplifting books and listening to positive messages will always help you adjust your frame of thought. So, every day make it your intention to renew your mind with positive thoughts and eliminate stinking thinking!
Fight the Giant of Mental Clutter
The trauma and pain of life’s experiences will sometimes tempt you to retreat and fall asleep or mentally check out. You must clear the mental clutter and do the consciousness work to constantly grind at staying awake. With everything you’ve got, resist the temptation to surrender to negativity. Your mind is the battlefield and you must become a champion for life. Yes, there will be constant chatter and negative thoughts going on in your head. However, maintaining consistent and disciplined thoughts will help you stay on track. Your mind is the battlefield, and positive thoughts are your weapons. Every time a negative thought pops into your head, cast it down with something positive. This battle will continue, but keep fighting back with positive thoughts until negative ones are minimal. For example, if you have the thought that bad things are going to happen to you, then immediately replace it with a thought of positivity.
Remember, when you change your thinking, you change your world. In order to receive different results, you must have different thoughts. Make a commitment to change your mindset, and always be intentional and disciplined when thinking. Become diligent about eliminating any and all disruptive thoughts. When doing so, you will begin to experience amazing change. Start thinking like the champion you were created to be, and you will find yourself on a sure path to living your best life now!
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