“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Daily Nugget of Gold 1069
So, we talked last time about how to keep our keys from disappearing on us by simply saying the right things to ourselves instead of the wrong things. It’s really up to us- to build the mental bridges we need to get ahead rather than to dump big piles of debris on our mental pathways. Let’s make sure that we not only clear a path to where we want to go, but we provide for ourselves far more than one way to get there by what we say. “I always find whatever I may have misplaced” is one such thing we want to repeat to ourselves. There are others. “I no longer have any difficulty in finding my things” or “It’s amazing that I always seem to be able to find anything I’m looking for in short order.”
For some time we had been thinking that merely repeating just one self-talk statement for every condition we wish to bring about in a highly repetitive manner would be the best way to bring change. Doesn’t it make sense, though, to underscore our wishes with multiple expressions leading to the same conclusion? What we likely want to do is to develop the habit of never finishing any negative statement or thought so that we automatically find ourselves making multiple positive approaches to each destination we desire.
“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
If we have a road map which shows one winding road going to where we want to travel to, we don’t have much in the way of options should we find that road blocked. If our map instead shows that where we want to go is in an intersection in the center of a grid of streets, well then we have multiple ways of getting to that destination even if one road is blocked. Our deeper mind might not buy every positive statement we make about ourselves, but if we make enough of them and vary them a bit, it probably will, won’t it?
Developing the habit of anything isn’t quite as difficult as we make it out to be. It does take a little time for the conscious part of our mind to impress upon the subconscious what we want to do, and it does take a little bit of effort to insure we don’t fall back into the undesirable habits of the past- but we can do this!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“How can I get better and better at giving myself multiple praises for my positive behavior?”
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