3 Mindsets to Let Go of to Create your Best Life
Thinking about the past, present, and future can be helpful if you are trying to remember where you parked your car.
When you start running scenarios over and over again in your head about life events, in ways that don’t serve you, they can manifest in a negative rather than positive way. Your positive planning can turn into negative manifesting.
Here are three mindsets you must let go of if you want to create your best life.
Past Tense Problems
One of my mentors, award-winning scientist Dr. Bruce Lipton, says 95 percent of your memories, thoughts, and beliefs about your life are stored in your subconscious mind. That’s why it’s so easy to dwell on the issues of your past and get stuck in a loop of constantly rehashing challenging experiences even without consciously meaning to. Many of us have done this sometime in our life. Successful people have learned the importance of focusing every day on positive outcomes and self-affirming thoughts in order to change the script that their mind is running.
Why does this work so well?
The subconscious mind knows the language of habits. If your thoughts and feelings about your life experiences are positive, your subconscious mind will eventually accept this as your truth. When this happens, you’re able to attract the people and situations into your life that move you forward along your path more quickly.
Future Tense Dreams
It seems natural to say, “One day, I’ll travel the world” or “One day, I’ll have my dream job”. The problem with thinking this way is that you will always be waiting to get what you want because you’ve convinced yourself that you couldn’t possibly have these things right now.
Your brain doesn’t know the difference between real and make believe when it comes to your imagination. That’s why immersing yourself in the feelings of having your dream right now is the fastest way to achieve your goals. Feelings are the first thing reflected in the heart, and then go out throughout your body.
Positive emotions that come from the heart center create a kind of balance in your body known as homeostasis. It increases your energy levels, accelerates your brain cognition, and adds to your social skills, making it much easier to bring great opportunities into your life in the present.
The Power of Words
Present Tense Doubts
In similar ways that running scenarios about past problems keeps negative beliefs stuck in place in your subconscious mind, doubting your abilities can create a ‘language of lack’. When you attempt to take steps toward your goals with this language in place, procrastination and excuses tend to kick in.
Instead, say nice things to yourself throughout the day whenever you’re feeling unsure of yourself. For example, you can say “I am brave for taking a step toward my dream today.”
In my Journal, My I Am Journal of the Amazing, Brave, Courageous person I Am, there is an exercise that I also implement in my intuitive life coaching. It is called the I Am exercise. You gather positive words of each letter of the alphabet (a great exercise in and of itself) and then proceed to create sentences with those words starting with the words I AM…
Having these handy to read over and repeat to yourself is like telling your fears and insecurities that they are no longer welcome in your home because the new owners have arrived. One you have conquered these mindsets you must let go of you will be able to live life fully in the present moment with an open mind and free spirit.
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