The power of THOUGHTS

“It has been proven now scientifically that an affirmative thought is hundreds of times more powerful than a negative thought.”

Michael Bernard Beckwith

Thoughts are things.

They are actually measurable units of energy.

Every thought you have creates a physiological change in your body.

Think about a lie detector test.

How is a polygraph able to detect when a person is lying?

When you lie, your hands may sweat or get colder. Your heart will beat faster, your blood pressure will go up, your breathing will get faster and your muscles will tighten.

Your thoughts affect your body.

Negative thoughts affect your body in a negative way, and positive thoughts affect your body in a positive way.

Positive thoughts stimulate the release of endorphins in your brain. These endorphins reduce pain and increase pleasure.

A positive thought is far more powerful than a negative thought.

Some of you have bought into the idea that you need 10 positive thoughts to counteract one negative thought.

This is only true because you choose to focus on the negative thought more than any positive thought.

Whatever you focus on you create more of.

One positive thought really is all you need.

You must actually believe the thoughts for it to have power.

All of your thoughts fall into one of two categories, conscious and subconscious.

Your subconscious mind is pretty much running the show. It is far more powerful than your conscious mind.

Think of your mind like an iceberg.

Your conscious mind is the part you can see above the water. Your subconscious mind is the much larger and more powerful part below the surface.

When you can tap into using the power of your subconscious mind, that is when you will tap into your true potential.

Your subconscious mind can take you where you want to go, and help you reach your goals much faster and easier than your conscious mind.

How do you program your subconscious mind to think positive thoughts?

One thought at a time.

I notice I keep thinking I suck under pressure.”

I’m willing to be wrong about sucking under pressure”

I could become a person who performs better under pressure.”

It’s possible I could perform better under pressure.”

I am on my way to becoming a person who performs under pressure.”

I am a person who performs better under pressure.”

You can believe anything you want to.

Training your brain to believe useful thoughts is a skill.

What do you want to believe?

3 Reasons why you’re NOT motivated

Our brains are the most efficient, most powerful, most amazing tools on the planet.

People have been trying to recreate the human brain in the form of super computers for decades, and it simply cannot be done.

Your brain is the only one like it in the UNIVERSE. The human brain is one of the few body parts that cannot be transplanted. You are the only person who will ever be able to use the amazing tool that is YOUR BRAIN.

All human brains are motivated in the moment by three things. We call this the Motivational Triad. Let’s take a look at these motivations, and how they are working for or against us.

AVOID PAIN

  • Protects us from danger and keeps us alive.
  • Our brains can’t tell the difference between real danger (life threatening) and discomfort. Pain is pain, and we are always trying to find ways to AVOID it.

SEEK PLEASURE

  • Wants everything to be fun and exciting, and to do what is comfortable.
  • Our brains love false pleasure at least as much as real pleasure, and we can’t get enough.

SAVE ENERGY

  • Helps us make things automatic and be efficient.
  • Our brains want to do what is familiar, known, and easy. It wants to do what we are already good at doing.

All of these motivations are for what feels good in the moment. When we can use this lower (toddler) brain with our higher brain, that is when we become unstoppable.

So WHY aren’t you motivated? Because you think something is too hard, boring, uncomfortable, or will take too much effort.

Want to be more motivated? Ask yourself, “How can I make this simple, easy, and fun?”