So, how has the first week of the year gone for you?
Are you excited, or drained?
Are you done with your New Year Diet yet?
Are you supercharged about your goals, or has life numbed you back down again?
It’s hard maintaining enthusiasm when you aren’t getting results yet, isn’t it? That’s why its so important to always keep the vision of the life you want alive in your mind – and take some sort of action every day that will move you towards your goal.
If you want to lose weight, start with eating a salad every day and replacing one of your pops with water, or green tea, or juice. Take small steps. Its better than no steps.
Do you want a better career? According to the late Earl Nightengale, if you read something related to your field for an hour a day, in 5 years you will be an expert in your field.
There was a video that I wanted to share with you, but I lost it. I’ll try to explain what she did, and I hope I can do it justice…
The video was about rewiring your brain for success. She was talking about using affirmations, but what she did was really different. In her example, she said something like, “you are awesome.” Before you could have another thought she repeated, “you are awesome.” And she did it over and over again. It was really weird because you just couldn’t have another thought. She just kept hammering you with it.
So, the exercise is that you state your positive affirmation in the present tense –
I am thin, or I feel great, or I make $500 a day, or whatever your goal is. You repeat it over and over, not allowing another thought to bubble up for 5 minutes a day. They say the best times to do these kinds of exercises are when you get up, and/or right before you go to sleep. I find in the car works for me.
She says it take 90 days to see results. That’s a long time, isn’t it? Most of the self improvement gurus say 30 days. But it really has such a weird effect on you that I’m trying to keep up with it. At a minimum, it keeps me motivated to actually take action – so in some respect it will work, right?
Let me know if you try it and how it makes you feel.
Let’s make this a great year!