How Your Thoughts Shape Reality
The power of self-talk
New research reveals we have conversations with ourselves about 50,000 times a day.
And most of them are negative narratives about our life.
"I shouldn't have said that."
"They don't like me."
"I'm always late."
"I can't seem to ________" (fill in the blank).
Richard Bach, the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull wrote,
"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours."
Thoughts affect your attitude, physiology, and motivation to act.
So negative stories we tell ourselves make us spill things, forget, and behave out of character.
They can paralyze or even kill us figuratively or literally.
Nick Sitzman was a young, healthy railroad worker with a wife and two children.
One summer day, he's accidentally locked in a refrigerator car.
His co-workers had already gone home.
He reasoned he was going to freeze to death,
And wanted to let his family know what happened to him.
So he wrote a note for them.
"It's so cold, my body is getting numb. I'm going to sleep, and these are my last words."
The next morning, the crew slid the car doors open and found Nick dead.
And the autopsy showed he had frozen to death.
But the refrigeration unit in the car was inoperative...
And the temperature inside was 55 degrees!
Nick killed himself by the power of his thoughts.
If you're not careful, you'll destroy your life through limiting beliefs.
Little by little, day after day.
Until you slowly put to death... the ability to achieve your dreams.
Cultivate the habit of stomping on those ANTs...
Automatic Negative Thoughts.
And replace them with positive and inspirational thinking.
"Is this thought hurting or helping me?"
"Do these beliefs motivate me to act, or block me into fear and self-doubt?"
Learn to challenge the perceptions that aren't serving you to create success in your life.
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