"What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds."
~Dr. Wayne Dyer
Many people don't realize that how they think about things helps shape what happens. They dwell on all the things that could go wrong, they focus on the negatives, and then are dismayed when life keeps giving them lemons. If you want to change how your life is going, change your thinking. Focus instead on possibilities, opportunities, and all that is positive.
This week: Focus on things that are going in the direction you would like. They don't have to be perfect, just headed in the right direction. Notice when you think negatively, and immediately change that negative to something positive. It doesn't have to be "pie in the sky" positive, just add words to make it true. For example, you might change "I never reach the financial goals I set" to "I haven't reached my financial goal yet, but I"m determined to do it." Give yourself credit for what you have done so far. Like any muscle, your brain will get stronger as you stretch it. Focus on what you want to have happen, and what you are doing to make it so. You are in charge of your life, and can really begin to see that fact when you change your thinking.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert in helping people change negative and limiting beliefs. She has developed a powerful program to help her clients move beyond negative emotions and limiting beliefs that have been stockpiled from negative past experiences. Her Life Moments Makeover System-TM allows people to make very significant life changes in 4-5 days. For more information go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ .