13 Jun Affirmations – Reframe Your Thinking to Get What YOU Want
Over the past several months, I have met many people who are searching for ‘something’ and are having trouble figuring out what to do, where to go, what they want out of their lives. I think we all have questions like this at some point and personally I find it exciting to think about the possibilities!
Imagining & Dreaming
Imagining and Dreaming are great ways to say ‘what if’. The trick is then translating the ‘what if’s” to ‘what will’. Reframine what we say to ourselves, and make a difference. For example, “Dreaming helps me define what I want to make happen. Then we need to translate the dream into a goal, “I will make my dreams come true.” By simply reframing what we say to ourselves, helps us move towards our goals and dreams.
I have been seeking inspiration from several authors and speakers on the subject of positivity . Two folks who I have found to be particularly helpful on my journey are Mike Dooley and Louise Haye. Mike and Louise share a similar concept of using daily affirmations to heal your mind, body and spirit. The concept of daily affirmations is to set yourself up for success from the minute you wake up. Tell yourself you are great! Tell yourself you are going to have an amazing day! Tell yourself you will make a difference in someone’s life today. It’s important for you to set a personal goal each day for yourself, not anyone else. Take control of who you are and what you want to focus on for the day. don’t defer the control to someone else.
Historically, we have been conditioned by comments which replay in our heads over and over about what we can’t do, why we can’t do it, and then we justify it by saying ‘that’s just the way it is’. Most of us have had similar record players in our head – I can’t apply for that job, I’m not qualified. Or I can’t travel because I’m afraid of airplanes. Or I’ve always been overweight and I’ve tried every diet out there. Or I’m not smart, my sister got the brains in the family. What if we just changed the channel in our brains to “I can do anything I set my mind to!”
Commit to Two
I have found two common threads among all of the information 1) Find a quiet place to seek inspiration from articles, books, videos, music, art, etc. Whatever speaks to you, think about what inspired you. Investigate your different senses,imagine what it would smell like to be sitting in front of the musicians playing the music. Imagine what you would see if you were in the front row of the concert &/or what it would be like to see the concert from the balcony. Really listen to what is being said around you and listen to the different instruments playing in harmony. Imagine what some of the foods at the concert would taste like. By taping into each of your senses you will see, hear and feel the experience differently. 2) The other suggestion I have is to reframe the inner voices, the voices which tell us ‘we can do it’. We have to think and speak to ourselves through a positive lens. By taking a negative and making it a positive helps us assume positive intent and to become a better leader.
I’m not saying it will be easy, everything we want takes practice and conditioning. We didn’t get where we are over night, so give yourself time. We need to take baby steps, fully realizing we’ll take a couple steps forward and then fall back until it becomes a habit. Changing your behavior requires you to focus on reconditioning the muscle in your head. So begin today by listening to your inner voices today. Write down how many times you say “I can’t” then switch the thinking to “I can”. Do it for one week. See if the numbers begin to decrease and you feel more energized. What can you accomplish with a small shift in your thinking?
Please let me know how it goes. I can be reached at LeadingtoUnlock@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.