“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”
– Albert Einstein
Do you ever feel stuck or stagnant in life? Like you’re pedalling and pedalling as fast as you can, but feel like you’re on a stationary exercise bike and getting nowhere.
Do you sometimes feel like you can’t get away from stress? Drama seems to follow you everywhere.
Have you ever taken the time to really look at how you act or react in situations? Do you see a pattern? Do you hear the same thought pattern going on in your mind, and respond to it, even if it doesn’t feel good and you see the same result come from your response?
Here’s the thing – most of our thoughts are the same thoughts we thought yesterday and the day before and the day before that. And they’re not even our own natural thoughts, we inherited them, they were passed on to us, usually by parents or teachers, and often before the age of 7, when our brain was operating mostly in the theta brain wave frequency, the state responsible for learning, and the state used by hypnotists as that is how our subconscious becomes programmed.
Then every time in our lives when we have relied on and used a particular thought, we have strengthened and reinforced it, so it became even more automatic and more powerful. It then influences the actions that we take.
If you want to know how your thoughts are working for you, look at what you’re getting in your life. Your life is not happening TO you, it is showing you what you are thinking, what your programming is.
The good news is – you can re-program your mind. The way to do that is to look at the parts of your life that don’t work for your highest good, examine your thoughts in that area and consciously make changes. It only needs a few small changes to start with, and if those changes make you feel even slightly better, that’s a good indication you are moving in the right direction. Add more small changes to the mix, and they will have a compounding effect, enabling you to think improved thoughts about your situation. The improved thoughts then change your actions.
Tony Robbins is one of the, if not THE, world’s best motivational and transformational teachers of changing your habits to improve your life.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
– Albert Einstein