The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind, so be specific in the focus of your self-talk. Specifically state what you want to expand into your life.
You can’t go to a destination that you don’t have, and you can’t hit a target that you can’t see. Name your exact destination and state your specific target in order achieve the desired result.
No matter how fast you run, if it’s in the wrong direction, you will never reach your dreams. So make sure you are running in the right direction.
The focus of your mind expands into your life. If you want to have a positive life, you must focus on positive things.
If you state self-talk in negative terms, you are still focusing on the negative.
If you state self-talk in positive terms, you have a new positive focus that makes you into a positive person.
Positive self-talk is about where you are going and not about where you have been. It’s about your new life rather than your old life.
If you struggle with addictions, you need to say, “Free at last, thank God Almighty, I’m free at last,” rather than saying things like “I won’t drink alcohol or abuse meth any longer.” The first statement focuses on freedom, and the second statement focuses on addiction. You want freedom to expand into your life, so make freedom your mental focus.
If you are involved in abusive relationships, you must say, “I will treat my family with love and respect,” rather than “I won’t abuse my family any longer.” The first statement focuses on love and respect, and the second focuses on abuse. You want love and respect to expand into your life, so focus on love and respect.
Say It, See It, Feel It are the superheroes of the mind. They speak the language of the mind, and if you want to send your mind a message, then you need to use the correct language.
Say it: You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind. To change your world you must change your words. Your words are the steering wheel for your life, and you must say words that take you where you want to go.
Your mind is listening to what you say all the time, so give your mind a positive message.
You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and you need to speak words of faith and hope. You must say things like, “I am an Unstoppable, Consistently Positive, Endlessly Persistent, Doer of dreams.” “If I really want to be positive, nobody can stop me.” “I can change who I am by changing what I say when I talk to my mind.”
See it: Visualization lets you see your future before it actually happens.
Sometimes you look with your eyes, and at other times you look with your mind. Visualization is looking with your mind.
What you look at expands into your life. If you are smart, you will advertise your dreams to yourself by displaying their pictures where you can constantly see them. The more you look at them, the stronger the dreams become, and the more influence they have on your destiny.
Sometimes, it's impossible to create and display a picture of your dreams because an image doesn't exist. That's where visualization comes in. It lets you see things in your mind's eye that you can't see with your physical eyes. Looking with your mind's eye - visualization - has nearly the same power as looking at an actual photograph. For all practical purposes, your brain doesn't distinguish between an image that you see with your eyes from one that you visualize in your mind.
Feel it: “Feel It” is the glue that makes sights and sounds stick in your heart and mind.
The power of positive emotion indelibly imprints positive changes into your heart. When you think positive thoughts, they trickle down into your heart to create positive emotions. When you advertise your dreams to yourself, your heart responds with positive emotions. The more powerful the emotion, the stronger the dreams are embedded in your heart and mind.
Create a neuroassociation that triggers positive self-talk many times each day.
A neuroassocation is a form of instant positive thinking. When you trigger a neuroassocation, you instantly create a positive mind.
Put your right hand in your pocket, and say, "An ounce of action is more powerful than a megaton of fear." If you do this enough times, you will discover that every time you put your right hand in your pocket, those words will instantly pop into your mind. Anytime you feel afraid, you can take action and send fear packing by simply putting your right hand in your pocket. That's how easy it is to make a positive neuroassociation.
If you want to increase the effectiveness and power of your positive self-talk, you simply create and trigger dozens of positive neuroassociations to instantly push your mind in a positive direction.
Repeat your positive self-talk until your mind repeats it back to you.
How long should you repeat positive self-talk?
You should repeat it until your mind repeats it back to you.
Once it becomes an automatic thought, you have embedded a new way of thinking in your mind. But don’t stop there. You are just getting started.
Pick another affirmation and embed it into your mind. If you do it again and again, it won’t be long before you become a new person with a new life. There’s no limit to how good your life can become as long as you continue to put positive things into your mind.
A positive mind isn’t an accident. It’s something you do on purpose. The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
You have the power to have a positive mind and a positive life. All you need to do is overwhelm your mind with a positive focus every day, all day long. It’s just that simple, and just that hard. Positive Persistence must become the theme for your life.
Remember, if you want to have a positive mind, nobody can stop you.