It’s important for us to believe in things we have no past evidence to support us believing in.
Our thoughts shape our reality. So if we continue to think what we’ve always thought, we’re going to produce what we’ve always produced. I’ve read this a thousand times before. But you know when you have that moment where you hear something and then that moment when you REALLY HEAR something. This happened for me 4 weeks ago in a client coaching session. When my brilliant client said to me “I have choices that are far beyond my thoughts.” BOOM! I had a moment of such clarity in seeing the truth of this statement. It grounded everything I ever learned about the topic into clear, solid reality.
You DO have choices far beyond your thoughts.
And as long as the choices you continue to entertain are the “easy” ones that pop into your head, you will create more of the same of what you’re experiencing.
You get to think whatever you want about anything!!
Wait a minute! Say what? How do I consider choices that are available to me, but not currently part of my mindset, or put another way, think thoughts that I am not even thinking I have access to? Any and all thoughts are available to you at any and all times. You can think whatever you want. How powerful is this?
How do you think a thought you don't already have, or even know to have, you might ask?
You dream. You Imagine. You get in touch with the outcomes you’d REALLY like to experience in your life.
Not the outcome your past experience has told you, you can expect.
And you start practicing feeling it. (How freakishly empowering is that?)
If it feels foreign, you're doing it right!
It’s likely you have not entertained the thought as a possibility before so it’s going to feel foreign. You might not feel totally on board with the possibility yet, but it’s important you believe the thought is possible. Even if you’re not 100% there yet.
Want a new or different experience or to achieve a new goal? Think a new thought.
The reason it’s so important for us to believe in new possibilities is because that is where new results and experiences come from. So many of us make decisions about our future based on our experiences in our past. It feels logical, for sure. But if we continue to make choices based on our past experience, we are likely to continue to create what we always create.
Anything really is possible, but you have to believe it first.
If you want to do what you have always done great! That's ok. But most of the people around me, my clients, my friends, my family—want something more, something different, something better for themselves and those they love, and why not? This is your life, to do with it what you want, and be your best self. Anything is really possible, but you have to believe it first.
Your thoughts are not fact, I don't care what your mind tells you. Don't be fooled. But how?
A lot of the work I do is about helping clients really take a look at their thoughts. It sounds so basic, “of course I know what I’m thinking” you think. But, you’ll find that what you tend to do is let your thoughts run you, accepting a lot of your thoughts as fact or truth.
Looking at your thoughts and thinking on purpose is a new habit to develop and cultivate.
It's like cultivating a meditation practice. You try and do it every day. You don't just arrive one day and you're done. You keep on "practicing," "cultivating." It's helpful to have a teacher at first, to show you how to do this. This is what I do.
You can learn how to direct your mind. You don't ever have to be run around by your mind again. You can be in the driver's seat of your most powerful asset, your mind.
I show you how to manage your mind. It's the most liberating skill you will ever learn. I can promise you that. Your life will never be the same. You will have access to unlimited thinking and be creating unlimited results in your life. Those results, you know the ones, you have been dreaming about forever, but were never quite in reach, or were long forgotten or given up on.
Don't give up on your dreams. Please don't. It's never too late.
When you learn how to manage your mind and live your life on purpose—you can never unlearn it. I'm not saying life will always be hunky dory, because it won't. However, you will be empowered with the most important skill you could ever learn.
Some of my teachers on this subject are Byron Katie and Brooke Castillo.
Both great mentors on this type of practice and it is at the core of a lot of the work I do with my clients. I have had the opportunity to dive deep into Katie's work, and have had the pleasure of being personally trained by Brooke.
You will be amazed at the possibilities that open up when you do this work.
To name a few, a little more specifically, check this list out:
- You become aware that your thoughts are not truth or circumstance. They are just a thought or thoughts.
- You become aware of your thinking. This step will begin to give you choices in how you respond in the world.
- You start to understand why you’re thinking what you’re thinking and what results you’re creating for yourself.
- You start to practice new thoughts on purpose.
- You start to direct your world with your thoughts and live on purpose.
I get so excited about sharing this information because it has truly changed my life and the lives of my clients and colleagues. And it's such simple concepts, yet so powerful.
Resources please! And here you go:
If you are someone who loves digging into things, here are two great resources:
Byron Katie: http://thework.com/en
Brooke Castillo “The Life Coach School” Podcast: https://thelifecoachschool.com/category/podcasts/
Enjoy my friends, and fellow tribe members! You deserve nothing but the best. It's all out there waiting for you. You got this!
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