For many of us, no is an unconscious programmed response to life. Although we have an average of 60,000 plus thoughts a day…most of these…up to 95% are repetitive according to a study done by the Cleveland Clinic. Making matters worse, up to 80% of those thoughts are negative.
Our brains have been conditioned and programmed to pay more attention to negative experiences than to the experiences that are uplifting and positive. This survival mechanism worked extremely well when we were in real danger, and today that same mechanism limits our expression and what we allow in life. It can interfere with dreaming, happiness, success, and personal growth.
Researchers now know that negative thoughts create depression while positive thoughts result in peace and calmness. It’s difficult to take action or make good decisions when you are depressed or anxious about your future.
When you choose to question what you are saying no to…limited beliefs about your reality and the world…you can begin to interrupt the patterns of habitual negative thoughts and create a new result.
What if you can . . .
Change your life and your finances?
Have a successful business from home?
Live a life of purpose and promise?
Travel the world with your friends?
What if you can stop believing everything you think?
What if you can be happy and fulfilled?
What if things can be different for you?
It’s possible and here’s how to begin:
Read good, uplifting books. Just a few pages a day will begin to shift your beliefs.
Whenever you hear the inner voice cautioning you with “What if you fail?” and projecting possible negative outcomes onto the future, ask this- “What if I succeed?” “What if it does work?” “What if I am good enough?”
Turn the television off and avoid negative news and programming. The idea here is to have your environment support you to be the best version of yourself you can be. Television is not going to help with that.
Learn to start dreaming again if you have stopped, and dream bigger if you are dreaming small. Expand your idea of what is possible!
Question your thoughts and beliefs. Ask yourself, “Why do I think this is true?”
Pay attention to what your are saying no to. A good rule of thumb is: if it is not aligned with your desires, or if it is not loving and kind of you or to you, say no. Question all other choices.
Add a daily dose of gratitude. The more grateful you are the more you will have to be grateful for!
Surround yourself with people who will believe in you until you believe in yourself and will mentor you to success. This is part of making your environment support you!
Join a team of like-minded people who are dreaming big and living their best life, and begin experiencing how transformative these subtle questions and simple tasks profoundly, positively impact your life and the lives of those you care about!