Beware Of How You’re Programming Your Mind
Did you know that you’re constantly programming your mind? In fact, chances are quite good that you’re programming your mind right now.
I know, you’re reading this article, but that won’t stand in the way of you programming your mind to look at reality a certain way and to respond to it a certain way. In fact, most people constantly reprogram their minds and are perfectly unaware that this is going on.
Sounds crazy? Well, this is called self-talk. All of us have this script that we are silently playing in the background of our minds. While we may not hear this script with our ears, our minds pick them up loud and clear.
I wish I could tell you that these scripts are just random mentally spoken words that you play in the background in your mind. I wish I could tell you that they’re as harmless as the music you hear in a typical shopping center as you pick stuff off the shelf.
Unfortunately, if you are not aware of your mental self-programming, you will continue to engage in behavior that you’re not all that happy with. Mind set is really that important, and don’t we all ultimately want peace of mind?
Whatever you’re frustrated with in your life, maybe it’s your career, maybe it’s your relationships, maybe it’s your weight, physical appearance, or whatever else, these are products of your self-talk.
A lot of people don’t want to own up to this responsibility. A lot of people would even be offended by this idea. They would blurt out, “Why would I want to consciously be miserable? Who would want all these painful memories in my life?
Who would want to consciously screw themselves up? I didn’t want this. I didn’t want these failures in my life. I didn’t want these traumatic experiences. How can you say that I programmed myself to live out these things?”
I understand the resistance. It’s perfectly natural. But at the end of the day, the only person that’s responsible for your life is yourself. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it. It doesn’t matter that people would rather not accept this reality, but it’s true.
Nobody can force you to live your life except yourself. For some reason or another, you have accepted to live your life. And that’s why regardless of how frustrated you are, regardless of how you struggle with certain things in your life, that’s the kind of life you live because, at the end of the day, you chose to be there.
If you understand this and you are willing to accept that this is the reality of your life instead of constantly imagining all sorts of excuses, you will get out from under your problems. Seriously.
Have you ever noticed that people who remain frustrated and who continue to struggle for long stretches of their life are all too eager to point the finger to their bad childhood, other people’s mistakes or, worse yet, people who just have it in for them? There’s this group of bad people in their lives that are just hell bent on making their lives a living hell.
These are convenient excuses. Now, don’t get me wrong. There may be people who would love to spit in your face and harm you. Those people do exist. But at the end of the day, you choose your life.
You choose to respond to those people a certain way that drags you down further and further into that hole that you’re in. This all leads back to how you choose to program your mind.
Understand how self-talk works and train yourself to recognize negative affirmations that will be detrimental to your state of mind. These are statements that you say to yourself over and over again that define you in such a way that you’re less effective, less happy and less content.
This Is The Most Efficient Way To Ruin Your Peace Of Mind!
Do you feel that you could be achieving more things with your life? Have you made certain decisions that you constantly regret? Do you think about one or a few people who you feel are to blame for whatever is missing, broken or inadequate in your life?
Do you feel that you are capable of so much more, but for some reason or another, you just can’t achieve the kind of life you would like for yourself?
If you have these feelings, it’s very easy to stay emotionally down. It’s easy to feel that regardless of what you do, your life is not going to improve because, at the back of your mind, your life just sucks. It may not be the absolute worst, but it’s far from ideal.
Well, you might be engaged in a habit that constantly makes you feel lousy about your life. The more you do this, the more you get down on yourself. You beat yourself up emotionally and psychologically.
You feel that whatever it is that you have achieved, it’s never enough. You never run out of reasons to feel unhappy about whatever it is you have.
What if I told you that, to possibly billions of people on this planet, you have an ideal life? You might find this laughable because in your mind, you’re living in this box, working a job you hate, not making the kind of money you feel you should be making, and looking far below the standard of beauty you set for yourself.
You might even have many other reasons why your life is far from perfect or is even downright horrible.
Well, what if I told you that hundreds of millions of people all over the world don’t even have $2 to rub together every single day? That’s right, they are forced to live on less than $2 a day.
Since they don’t have that money, they don’t have enough calories. They’re malnourished. Even the simplest luxuries of life slips through their fingers. And here you are, thinking about how miserable your life is, refusing to feel content when you are living the life hundreds of millions of people would kill for.
I share this with you to give you a sense of perspective because if you constantly feel lousy, it’s because you are comparing yourself to others.
I’m telling you, this is the most efficient way to feel lousy about your life. It doesn’t matter what you’ve achieved in the past, it doesn’t how talented, skilled and powerful you are as a person, you will always come up short.
If you don’t believe me, imagine this scenario. Warren Buffet, a person who is consistently in the top ten list of richest people on the planet, can easily make himself feel lousy and worthless. How? He only needs to compare himself to Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan is a basketball legend, so if Warren Buffet compares his basketball skills to Michael Jordan, he will lose each and every time. Guaranteed. See how powerful this technique is in making yourself feel lousy?
Now, most of us engage in this by simply checking our Facebook accounts. You’d see all sorts of awesome videos of people living life to the fullest, and here you are, struggling with putting food on the table and making sure the rent is paid at the end of the month.
You focus on the worst things in your life while checking out pictures and videos of people sharing the best in their life. Do you see the disconnect? Do you see how this leads to you feeling lousy each and every time?
So what is the solution? Very simple: stop comparing yourself to other people. Instead, adopt this one practice that would enable you to focus on the things that are going right and use them as building blocks for the kind of life you want for yourself.
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