Friday, August 20, 2010

Negative Thoughts Are Keeping You From Succeeding

Aka I am Prepared?  Part 2...

Aren't you sick of the pity party?  Aren't you tired of the frustration?  The feeling of being let down once again?  I know that I am!  What about you?

Those Pesky Negative Thoughts

Over the course of our lifetime, we've adopted negative self talk.  It's a habit that starts pretty early in life.  Some have a better handle on it than others, but we've all had to deal with it on some level.  There have been times that took a swim in a pool full of negative thoughts. I am such a fat loser.  I am never going to lose this weight.  I will never amount to anything.  I'm not special.  No one will ever love me.  My life will suck forever. Those thoughts produced a feeling of suckiness, but somehow we managed to cope and move on.  We didn't know how much damage those thoughts actually caused.

Thoughts become a part of your unconscious beliefs, which are those underlying beliefs that shape the course of your life.  The unconscious mind is very powerful.  It's the auto pilot or the default.  It's the part of you that really runs the show.   That is why those negative thoughts, those affirmations from the past have enough power to affect us in the present day and have the potential to do so in the future.

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You set a goal to lose 25 pounds.  You're successful at first, but somehow you lose steam.  You work hard to keep going, but it's like swimming upstream against a strong current.  The next thing you know, you're right back to square negative ten.  Not only did you gain back the weight that you lost, but some additional pounds decided to join the party.  Basically, your unconscious mind shifted gears and took you back to your default.

Good News!

Information is power.  Now you know what you're dealing with and knowing is half the battle.  You also know that all of your unsuccessful attempts at long term change couldn't be avoided, so stop beating yourself up! It only makes things worse! Lastly, even though you can't escape your unconscious mind, you CAN change it.  There are tons of techniques and methods that have changed the lives of tens to hundreds of thousands of people.

I'm going to try out a few of methods and review them here.  We can even do it together!  Why not??  We're fighting for the same things!  I want to live out my fantasies of being happy, healthy, and wealthy AND I want to eat my cake with real freakin' frosting!  Ok, ok...  I digress, but I know you want cake too. Hell, everybody wants cake.

So be my partners in crime! Ok, maybe not crime.  Be my partners in science... the science of the mind.  *insert dramatic pause here and cue creepy music*  I like it!  lol

Let's Get Started With EFT... even though I already did. 

What is EFT?  EFT is the acronym for Emotional Freedom Technique.  It was founded by Gary Craig in 1995 during his quest for personal well being.  It involves tapping on acupressure points or "energy meridians" in order to remove blockages.  Fifteen  years later, it is still being credited for changing the lives of so many people.  The great thing about EFT is that it can be used to change ANY behavior or fix any problematic emotion or behavior: fear, sadness, unworthiness, phobias, pain, anger, addictions, and so on.

Here are some links and a video demonstration of the tapping points.

Video of tapping points:

You can skip to :31.

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  1. Over the years I've learned that to be successful in life, you have to think successfully. Listening to what you say to yourself, making sure it is positive and heading you in the right direction (closer to your dreams) is the difference between those that succeed and those that give up, two steps away from succeeding. What an awesome post! I can not wait to read Your Personal testimonial for EFT! I will definitely jump in the car for this journey 'cause Lord knows I need to get my mind right! Until then djrelat7

  2. Thank you my darling! I can always count on you to be my ride for life buddy, including on a wayward bus on a hot day in San Juan, Puerto Rico. lol You are absolutely right! Gotta get our minds right in order to succeed. That is what this journey is about. I will be posting it the testimonial soon and will definitely keep you up to date in the meantime. Until then... :-)

  3. Another great post my dear. Something that I'm sure is needed by the masses. I know for me, I definitely need to get my mind right.
    *raising parfait glass filled w/ mandarin orange seltzer water* Here's to a brand new way of thinking. CHEERS! LOL.
    Seriously, I'm definitely wilingl to try the methods.

  4. Thank you my darling! Cheers indeed! That drink sounds delicious... Glad you are on board for trying something new. Be sure to check back here for the next post about EFT. I've been doing it for over a month now and I've lost 10 pounds. Here's to clearing out the junk and making space for new thoughts! :-)