Simple Steps to Develop your action plan
This month, I’ve been talking about the power of your mind and the importance of programming it to reach your dreams and goals. You’ve had some time to absorb what I’ve taught you and now it is time to develop an action plan to begin changing your thought process.
This may be one of the most challenging things to implement because we’ve become so accustomed to our own thought processes, we rarely think about what enters into our mind. But, there is a way to control the thoughts that enter our mind; it will just require a bit of discipline. Your mind is like a sponge; it absorbs whatever is around it. Therefore, if you are putting negative things into your mind, it will bring negative back out. Same with positive in you’ll get positive out, every time! These things could include the books you read, the television you watch and the people you associate with. Here’s your life-work:
- Take inventory of all the things in your life that influence your thoughts – the people you spend time with, your music, television, books, etc. What value are they adding to your life? Are they influencing you negatively or positively?
- Identify (2) habits and/or influences that are influencing your thinking negatively and replace them with (2) new habits that will input positive thinking into your mind. For example, if you listen to a lot of music with negative messages, make a goal to replace this listening habit with a daily success message. Listen to positive self-development audios to enhance your life.
Speak what you want to see in your life
Once you start to program your mind by putting good data in it, you can start to gear your thoughts directly to your goals and achieving what you want. This challenge can be overcome, even if you may not have enough confidence to believe you are capable of achieving your goals; therefore, cultivating thoughts on achievement may seem a bit foreign. That is why you have to translate these thoughts into words and pictures. We talked about affirmations and how powerful they are in helping you program your mind and your belief level. Now, it is time for you to develop your own daily affirmations. Ready? Here we go!
- Grab a notebook and write down your top (5) goals that you want to achieve.
- Now, take those goals and transfer them to small notecards that you can carry with you on a daily basis. Each affirmation should read present tense: I am, I’m doing - not I will. Let me give you an example or template of a few generic affirmations to follow and you can either start with these as your own affirmations if they are fitting for you or use it to develop your own:
- I am healthy, confident and in the best shape of my life.
- I am a successful and profitable business owner.
- New clients are attracted to me and what I have to offer.
- I am my children’s hero.
- I am financially independent.
- Use these examples to help you develop your own affirmations. Start with (5) but don’t stop there. I would suggest that you have affirmations that reflect your personal, business/professional, family and spiritual goals.
- Recite your affirmations out loud at least twice a day. Carry them with you at all times, and get in the habit of reciting at the same time each day. Remember, you are re-programming your mind.
I’m so excited about your future and can’t wait to get feedback from you on how your mind re-programming process is going.
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