I had always wondered why, some people who I had trained over the years when they stopped training with me, they would gain it back. Or some individuals who have won the lottery and lost it all a few years later. Or the same could be said with some athletes playing for a major league sports team who were rich at the time, but years later they would be broke. Believe it or not, these examples are deeply correlated.
In all of these examples, I am talking about a person who is self-conscious of themselves. When they look in the mirror even after when they have accomplished their goals they still see their former selves. The self-image over time corrected them back to the person they think they are.
Imagine your mind is like soil in a garden. You want the garden to be the best on your block, so you water and nurture it and let the plants grow into very colourful, plentiful flowers. You nurture your mind the same way with reading inspiring books, letting go of the negative people in your life and replacing it with positive role models someone who you inspire to be one day. You also stop watching the news because it can be very negative- when was the last breaking story ever good news?
The subconscious mind acts as a storage center, like your computers hard drive. Every single thought that you have it stores it, and eventually it will be expressed by the body as habit and behaviour.
To fix this here is a little exercise I got from Superhuman You by Iron Tamer Dave Whitley who was passed on to him by Bob Proctor.
On two sheets of paper have one that says POSITIVE and the other sheet that says NEGATIVE. On the negative sheet write down everything that you don’t like about you or anything in your current life situation and something you want to change. For example “I don’t want to be overweight” or “I don’t want to be broke.” Also, write down WHY you can’t achieve these goals. Either by someone telling you or things that you have said to yourself.
On the positive sheet the first line it should say, ” I am so happy and grateful that..” this could be whatever your goal is. That you lost 100lbs or that you never have to worry about money again. Explain in detail the environment you are in too, so if you close your eyes, you are LIVING it. This exercise is what the most successful people in the world do, and there is no reason why you can’t because we are all the same.
In that exercise, you are giving your conscious mind a clear and detailed picture of yourself having already achieved your goal which is paramount to changing your mindset from something negative to something very positive.
Make sure you write your affirmation three times per day for at least 90 days, and you will see things starting to change in your life. You will begin to attract success. Writing affirmations every day goes back to that garden is your mind analogy.
Here are some amazing books that will help you get the proper foothold on anywhere you want to go in life.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Mindboss by Mike Gillette
Superhuman You by Iron Tamer Dave Whitley
Remember the definition of success can be different for everyone! Try this out! Get your mind right as legendary fitness trainer Todd Durkin would say.