Make Your Mind Work for You for (a) Change

Your mind is an extraordinary device – it will think about ANYTHING you want it to, for as long as you want it to, in as much detail as you choose.

What are the thoughts that dominate your mind?

  • How can I succeed? What if I fail?
  • How can I make a difference? Who cares?
  • How can I care even more? What difference does it make?
  • What’s one thing I could do today? Why me?
  • How can I be more supportive? Why don’t they support me?
  • How can I serve? What’s in it for me?

Many of these questions are asked unconsciously – we don’t even realize we are asking them, yet we are constantly asking ourselves questions that either move us towards a fulfilling life or headlong into misery.

It is said that the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your questions. Ask yourself these questions daily – and more importantly – take the time to answer them!

  • Who do I love and who loves me?
  • What can I do today that will make me smile?
  • If I let go of guilt, how will it benefit me?
  • If I let go of resentment, how will it benefit me?
  • If I let go of guilt and resentment, how will it benefit those around me?
  • What will I no longer tolerate?
  • What’s one brave thing I can do today?
  • Who can I share a random act of kindness with today?
  • How can I appreciate and share my kindness and warmth today even more?
  • What am I grateful for?

Your thoughts are your choice. Spend thirty days asking yourself the above questions each and every day and notice what has changed in your life… and see the ripple effect it has on those around you!

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The Power of Gratitude: The Secret to Moving Forward

Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.

Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?

Ten Tips for Using the Law of Attraction

1.  Your thoughts create your reality. If you think thoughts of lack, self-doubt, poverty, poor health, etc.,  then that is what you will experience.

2.  If you are not sure what your thoughts are, then simply ask yourself  “How do I feel?”  If you feel unsettled, it is your indicator that your thoughts are not aligned with creating an extraordinary life.

3.  If you notice too many negative thoughts and don’t know how to change them, get started by writing down as many things as possible that you are grateful for. Each day reflect on this list with genuine gratitude.

4.  Appreciation is the antidote of fear. Appreciate each and every day, and everyone in it.

5.  Take responsibility for changing your thoughts. I found this very difficult in the beginning, because I was so used to thinking negatively. I was kind of hooked on them, because I got to play the victim! When I chose to take responsibility for my thoughts, no exceptions, they started to change.

6.  Write down your goals very clearly. Use the SMART model if it helps:

                      S – Simple, specific
                     M – Measurable
                     A – Attractive, stated ‘as if’ you already have it
                     R – Realistic
                     T – Timed – when will it be in your life? 

For example, “It is Christmas 2014 and I am standing on the balcony of my beach house with my family.  
I’ve  enjoyed an exciting, fun and rewarding year.  I have banked $__________, invested $__________, and I feel wonderful.”

7.  Think about your goals daily, and with feelings of appreciation for them being in your life – your mind does not know the difference between the reality outside of you and the reality in your mind.

8.  Never, ever, ever give up on your dream. Get more determined each day to experience your goals in your lifetime.

9.  Read everything you can on how others achieved their goals, and if it suits you, do what they did.

10.  Take action!  Nothing can replace action. One step each day towards the achievement of your goals will bring them into your life. Don’t have ‘spurts’ of action then nothing for days or weeks. Do something every day.