So we have all heard the phrase, “think positive”. For a long time, whenever someone said those words, the true power of positive thought never really resonated with me. I appreciated the fact that they were telling me to change my thinking but I never really knew how to go about doing it.
Over the years I have become a student of “self-improvement”. I love reading books and watching movies that are going to help me better myself. I spent a great deal of time reading and learning about mindset and positive thinking.
There are several things you can do on a daily basis to tap into the power of positive thought and ultimately achieve your goals. These are the same principles I used to help me achieve my goal of changing careers from engineering to nursing.
My 11 year old son plays football for a league in our city. Their games don’t start until mid-September but they start conditioning two months prior usually in mid-July. Football is a rigorous and demanding sport. Of course, they have to know the plays, how to properly make a tackle, the fundamentals, etc. But their bodies have to also be prepared or “conditioned”. They need to have endurance and strength to take on the challenges of tackling and running the field.
The same is true if you are taking on something new like changing careers. You have to do some conditioning to prepare and take on any challenges that may come up.
In the football example we were talking about physical conditioning but in this case we are focusing on ‘mental conditioning.’
I talk to many moms, some are friends and some are just people I meet. When I tell them my story of how I went from engineering to nursing they seem mesmerized. I explain that it wasn’t something that happened over night. I had to prepare and condition while having laser focus. The hardest part was revamping my thoughts and truly believing I could be successful.
Be able to recognize negative thoughts and turn them around
As Dr. Phil would say, “Stop that Stinking Thinking”.
A lot of times we create problems in our head that are not true. For instance, you could be telling yourself that you will never be able to leave your current job that you hate, to pursue what you love to do and still make a living. If you’ve said this to yourself…how do you know? What evidence do you have? I could do a search on Google and show you countless of success stories of people who have done it.
Negative thoughts make us feel defeated. They bring us down. The next time you feel a negative thought coming on, tap into the power of a positive thought to turn it around. Get the proof you need to convince yourself that the negative thought just isn’t true.
Remember you were made for a purpose that only you can fulfill. The world is waiting for you to unleash your unique talents and gifts.
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