The WISDOM of Mark Twain ~ 7 Life Lessons to Live By; #5
New Year’s resolution fading fast?
“Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.” ~ Mark Twain
The New Year brings resolutions to change our bad habits and adopt new and better ones… but I am sure you have experienced those simply fading away… We have great intentions, a desire to change… so WHY does that happen? Well, Mark Twain gives us a Clue that it begins with our thoughts.
What you focus on EXPANDS. So if you focus on your problems or what you don’t want you will only attract more problems.
If you are constantly focusing on Never having enough Money… you will NEVER have enough money.
Switch your thought pattern to: How can I make more money? Where can I learn to make my money work harder for me? I always have enough and then some!
If you are constantly focusing on being fat… you will always feel and look fat.
Switch your thought pattern to: I have healthy habits that create a healthy body. I release excess weight easily. I am beautiful.
We create our lives. Everything you have in your life right now is a manifestation of your thoughts and beliefs. If you want to actually stick to those New Year’s Resolutions for good, start with your thoughts.
Your thoughts lead to your feelings which lead your actions. When you do this you tackle the ROOT of creation versus Behavior Modification, which only masks the SYMPTOM.
FOOL PROOF WAY to re-programming your thoughts.
Your Brain is like a Computer. You can re-program it! Here are some simple ways to do just that:
1. Spend time with and learn from people who HAVE what you want (they have already developed the right thoughts, it will rub off.) If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.
2. Create a VISION BOARD (collage of everything you want to create) and hang it where you will look at it everyday. A visual reminder. Your eyes are the only organ in your body connected directly to the brain. So a visual reminder of your new thoughts and direction is a very powerful tool.
3. Write Positive DAILY AFFIRMATIONS that you read aloud. This will solidify the new direction you are going. Reminding your brain daily of the new ways of thinking.
4. Do something NEW or DIFFERENT every day or at least 1x a week. Take a different route to work, Change up our exercise routine, Try a new fruit or vegetable. Order a different dish at your favorite restaurant, Read a book. Take a class or course. This keeps your brain young and active. It also trains it to adapt faster, so when you are tackling those New Year’s resolutions you can adopt them and maintain them faster and easier!