“You are what you think you are most of the time”
Your thoughts act as the ‘orders’ that move from the Conscious to the Subconscious mind. Your thoughts come in the form of autosuggestions which simply put are a way you talk to yourself, either verbally or internally. When you, for example, tell yourself ‘I’m fit and beautiful’ you are issuing an ‘order’ for your Subconscious mind to act upon.
If your thoughts are constantly negative would your life be positive? No it would not be. This is the ‘law of attraction’ in its simplest and most basic form, if you are constantly seeing the glass as half empty will it not be half empty in reality?
So what do we do about this? Well for one thing you need to be aware of your thoughts, you have to be aware of what you talk about constantly, as your thoughts and speech reflect your focus and your focus reflects your reality.
So what can you do about attracting the life you want?
There are a few steps to follow to get you started on this journey:
Be aware of your thoughts start watching your thoughts, this is a conscious effort that needs to be made to become aware of the thoughts as they enter your mind and are processed into actions and behaviour.
How to identify negative thoughts. Firstly you need to do an exercise to identify what positive and negative thoughts you process.
So you need to create a logbook of your thoughts. As all these conscious thoughts enter your mind you need to jot them down. Next you need to look at these thoughts and ask yourself a few questions: Is this a positive or negative thought; what is the purpose of this thought? Did it serve any purpose? Is it justified or unjustified? This will help you identify your thought patterns. It also helps you see how often you have negative thoughts. If it is the same thought over and over again? Is there a circumstance or trigger that brings in the negative thoughts?
Negative thoughts or Self limiting thoughts. Now you have identified, how often these thoughts appear, what the thoughts are and why you believe these thoughts you can work towards getting rid of these negative thoughts, so that you can focus in a positive way on your future. Remember that these negative or Self-limiting beliefs are those things you believe about yourself that place limitations on your abilities and therefore your future.
Replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Your thoughts both negative and positive become your beliefs. If these negative thoughts are reinforced continuously they become a negative belief. You need to challenge the negative thoughts every time they rear their head. You must consciously reject any thought or suggestion that you are limited in any way. There is nothing you cannot do. You simply need to find the way and follow it, to its conclusion. When self-limiting thoughts are starved of attention, they wither and die. Whatever you give attention to magnifies: whatever you do not attend to shrivels up and dies. So give attention to the positive thoughts, challenge and change the negative thoughts. Once you have identified a negative thought pattern you need to change this to a positive thought pattern and it will therefore become a positive belief. This can be done using the technique of positive affirmations. In very brief terms this is where you change a negative statement into a positive statement for example ‘I can’t afford to spend money on travelling, study nice clothes etc.’ try change this to a positive affirmation ‘My income is constantly increasing. Money flows easily into life. There is always more than enough.’ You need to say this twice a day for 28 days and your negative thoughts on money will now become a positive belief in money.
Finally you need to reinforce the positive changes in your life. This can be done in a few ways; the best way is to set goals so you can focus on the future you want. You can also reinforce your new thought patterns by the use of images and written words. Also look at the information that you receive if you are continuously bombarded with negative images, words and people you will not be able to remain focused on the positive changes you want to make, so cut down this exposure look for positive reading material and meet new like minded people through clubs and groups. Look for the glass that is half full in every thought and belief that you are exposed to.