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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Powers of Thought: 5 Tips Changing to Positive Thinking

Everyone wants to have positive thinking no doubt. Thoughts are very important. Thoughts carry a lot of conscious power and influence over what happens in waking life.

Unfortunately, it seems as though the way you think comes out of thin air but they really don’t.

What is not widely known is core beliefs generate and influence formation of thoughts. So if beliefs are negative, thinking is negative and emotions are negative and behavior is unproductive or inappropriate. Meaning life will be wrapped in a negative veil. 

Here is what your thinking determines.

1. Thinking determines, directs, and influences your degree of awareness, perceptions, expectations, worries.

2. Thinking determines your emotions. How you feel. Whether your thinking is good or bad, happy or sad. 

3. Thinking determines how well you focus. Whether you focus 
on the past, the moment or into the future. 

4. Thinking determines how you view yourself. Your self-worth, confidence, and identity. 

5. Thinking determines how you view your value and your 
    worth in degree to someone or something else.

6. Thinking determines how you perceive others and the 
    world around you.

7. Thoughts determine the type of relationships you have 
    with yourself and someone else.

Origin of Thinking

Since you are not totally aware of where your thinking comes from, let us seek to understand of where thinking originates. Know it or not, thinking is actually generated from subconscious embedded core beliefs. Core beliefs form and are stored deep from within your subconscious mind. 

Each core belief is formed from situational experiences you have growing up. So in order to change your thinking from negative to positive, you have to become aware of what truly are your beliefs and how strongly you believe in them. If your subconscious core beliefs are not positive then neither is your thought process, as well as, your emotions and behaviors will be inappropriate. 



5 tips changing to positive thinking

So what is the secret toward changing your thinking to positive? If you change your core beliefs to positive beliefs then you will change the content and focus of your thoughts. 

Here 5 tips to accomplish changing negative thinking into positiveness, productive and beneficial thinking.

1. Recognition 

First of all, you cannot fix what you’re aware. So recognition is your first and most important step to changing your thinking. 

On a piece of paper, write down all your beliefs you have about yourself, others and the world; good and bad, insignificant or significant, large or small. Also, note the emotion that is associated with each core belief you list.

2. Identity

In this step determine each belief in your list whether each belief is actually your truth or not? Identify whether each belief you recognized on your list is real or a lie, positive or negative, and productive or destructive. 

Then draw a straight line through the beliefs that are not true, not real, negative and destructive or not your own (meaning you were taught that belief and got it from someone else). Those marked core beliefs are the ones that are barriers to positiveness and counterproductive to the way you want to think.

3. Create anew

The third step is creating a new list of beliefs about yourself that you want to believe and are willing to commit to them as your truth. So, next to each negative belief you have lined out, create a positive belief and write it down next to old negative core belief you want to replace. 

To make sure each belief embeds itself, also assign a positive emotion to each new positive core belief. If you do not create new beliefs with an associated emotion and verbally practice them consistently to replace the old ones, your mind will not accept and your mind continues to generate the same old useless, unproductive or destructive thinking. 

4. Practice, practice and practice so more

The last step is to shift your mind to focus and accept the new positive core beliefs over old negative core beliefs. 

How do you do this? You accomplish this by practicing acceptance through repeating your new positive core beliefs list out loud to yourself 5 times daily, every day for 30 days and feel the associated emotion when you verbalize each new belief. 

It is most important to say your new positive core beliefs list daily. Repeat them the first time when you wake up in the morning and then the last time before you close your eyes to go to sleep. Plus say them throughout your day whenever you can. To make your new positive core beliefs more powerful, say your new beliefs with the feeling assigned to each belief in step 3 and do it with a strong emotional tone in your voice.

 Saying the list every day for 30 days and you follow through with practicing the new positive core beliefs daily the new beliefs will embed themselves into your subconscious mind and the new ones will replace the old ones. Also, the beliefs will become your mind’s truths and your thinking will automatically respond positively. 

5. Be observant

Become mindful of your thinking by monitoring your thoughts after the 30 days of continuous practice. Acknowledge when your new positive beliefs start to manifest themselves into positive thinking. 

How will you know that? You will be told by other people in your life that you seem different, you're thinking differently or you will become mindful of the difference in your thinking.

Takeaway

Once you recognize the origin of your negative thinking, meaning recognizing your core beliefs that are destructive, false, negative, not real, not your own or unproductive and that your old thinking was generated from those old negative beliefs then the power to change your thinking is yours. 

Don’t be a slave to old negative thinking based on your old negative core beliefs anymore. When you change the content of your core beliefs you then hold the ability to influence and determine the flavor and content of your thinking going forward.

Empower positive thinking by invoking and manifesting your new core beliefs that you have created, accepted, believe in and have committed to.
        Coach Bill

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