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March 7, 2011

Thoughts Whether Good or Bad Determines Your Altitude

Napoleon Hill writes in the book “Think and Grow Rich” that if you can conceive it you can achieve it.  If the path to riches was a marathon, then thoughts would be considered the first step.  Thoughts that are conducive to success will keep failure at bay.  Have you no matter how hard you tried could not remember a thought from a few minutes earlier?

The foundation of all success starts with a thought.  Your thoughts are important because your thoughts in turn become your words.  For example, if your mind is filled with negative self-talk, then your words will derail your success.  You must fill up your mind with positive thoughts through personal development.  Visualization is a co-partner to your thoughts because you have to be about to see yourself being successful.  There was an experiment conducted where basketball players were assigned two different tasks.  One set of the players were told to shoot free throw as soon as possible will the others were told to visualize themselves shooting the ball into the hoop before actually shooting it.  The players who visualize had a better shooting percentage.  The act of seeing in your mind eye the ball going to the hoop was far more powerful, then just continuously shooting at will.  Your thoughts will carry you through and will indeed determine your altitude.

I am not talking about the rah-rah pump it up positivity temporary fix; no I am talking about goal driven thoughts.  I remember when I sold a very expensive product door to door our supervisor always had these meetings that were purely rah-rah pump you up and send you out the door.  He really believed that these meetings were the highlight of the day.  This concept did not work because it was one to two hours before you got into your first home to present the product.  You had to be able to motivate yourself.

Your goals had to be big enough to overcome the negative thoughts swimming in your head on that long ride to your presentation.  The beauty of tasting success is that nothing hurt when you are winning.  When your sales are down, then every little thing is a major issue.  One on one selling is one of the most transparent forms of selling.

Your potential customers will pick up on your stinking thinking.  A critical part of the presentation was performing a mattress test in your prospect‘s bedroom.  I have closed many deals at this point of the presentation and the rest was just a formality.  If you are not confident enough, then you would never be able to accomplish this key part of the presentation.  Your words move you to action, moving you towards your goals for the future.

If you are unable to move to action to perform a critical part of the presentation, a bad habit will form.  The habit of not doing your best will lead to you taking shortcuts.  You will no longer attempt to get into the bedroom, your sales would decrease. When you are in a funk amazingly everyone else is to blame for your failure.  A habit is whether good or bad is formed anywhere from 21-59 days of action so pay close attention to your actions.

Your character of who you truly are to the core is developed by these habits.  Your character in turn determines your destiny.  Where you are in life can be traced back to actions or in-actions done by you.  These negative thoughts will become your future unless you make a conscious effort through personal development to change. Your destiny started from thoughts, so cultivate your thoughts wisely.

March 30, 2010

Which Wolf do You Feed, The Choice is Yours?

Filed under: Personal Development — Tags: , , , — Shirland Carrington @ 2:31 pm

There are two wolves that are constantly at battle in our mind.  The wolf that lives totally are totally dependent on which we feed.  We have a choice on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis to determine which wolf lives or dies.  The two wolves are positive thoughts and negative thoughts.  If we feed our positive thoughts then we tend to be more prosperity conscious, success oriented and forward thinking. Our negative thoughts tend to encompass fear, despair and backward thinking.  Which wolf do you feed?

September 15, 2009

Top 4 Ways to Overcome Negative Thoughts

The greatest asset that we possess is our mind.  The greatest liability that we possess is our mind.  The mind is a double edged sword, because your actions and in actions all stems from the space between your ears.  Napoleon Hill states that the road to success starts with your thoughts.  Your positive thoughts will lead to consistent actions and eventual success in your life, business and relationships.  Failure arises when your mind is filled with negative thoughts that lead to total inactions. What are the steps that you must take to clear up this clutter?  I use the following four methods to eliminate the negative thoughts.

1. Positive Feedback

You are told on a consistent basis that you will never amount to anything for most of your life.  The odds are that you will begin to believe these statements made by your family and peers.  The mind is like fertile land that if you plant seeds with the proper food and nutrients, then strong plants will grow.  If you have a field that is overgrown with weed, shrubs and soil that is barren, then truly nothing positive will grow.  The first thing we would have to do is clear this field and then work on the soil to make it fertile.  Positive feedback is a great way to add fertilization to the soil.  When I was in Junior High School, a teacher that I did not even know stop me in the hallway and told that he was looking forward to having me in his class next year. He turned out to be Mr. Rosen my mathematics teacher in the ninth grade.  I received the highest Mathematics Regent score in the whole school and I walk the stage at graduation to celebrate that fact.  The positive feedback that I knew he was receiving from other teachers had a lot to do with him approaching me.  You must make list of incidents where people told you positive things about you to reinforce and strengthened your mind.

2. Storytelling

Spiderman is a superhero in a comic’s strip that narrates and tells his day to day life as a college student and as a super hero.  Who do you see yourself as Peter Parker or Spiderman?  I would like to say that most of us see ourselves as Spiderman.  We would want to the satisfaction of saving lives and helping people without all of the hoopla.  We must visualize our lives the way we want it to be.  We can write our own story where we are the superhero and not the victim.  When you write your destiny the way you see it then your thoughts and actions will help you achieve it.  We sometimes suffer from the victim’s mentality where we ask Spiderman why he is trying to save us.  The victim has a strong desire to stay in his muck and mire and pull Spiderman down.  Spiderman uses his mental strength and ability to stop you from making him become a victim also.  Misery loves company.  Visualization is one of the best ways to eliminate these negative thought so you may more forward in achieving success in your life, business and relationships.

3. Media Blitz

Personal development is a compilation of books, tape, videos, seminars and audio that we listen or participated in.  We are bombarded on a daily basis with news reports on every conceivable bad thing that can happen in any given day.  The media spend more time on reporting negative news versus bringing positive news to light.  The money is in reporting the negative news.   What do you think would happen if you shut off the media from entering your thoughts?   I have made a conscious decision that I will not watch television on a daily basis.  The greatest thing about it is that I don’t even miss it.  You would have more space in your brain to fill it with more excellent personal developing material.  If something disastrous happens someone will let you know.  They are many candidates out there who like to be the bearer of bad news.  Just keep the negative media out of your mind and focus on more positive thoughts.  Food for thought: The wealthier a person becomes the less television they watch.

4. Mastermind Group

You must spend more time with the people that have your best interest at heart and less with the ones who don’t.  Mastermind groups of like minded individual who spend time building you up to help you achieve your goals are the best people to associate yourself.  You must cut out the negative naysayers that are currently in your life.  If they are preoccupied with telling you how to live your life, then you need to cut them out.  The most successful people have a network of positive and encouraging people.  One of the richest men in the World, Warren Buffet, give another of the world’s richest, Bill Gates, billions of dollars to invest in Bill Gates ‘s charity.  Is that a coincidence or a mastermind group?  I would definitely say that that relationship is one the best mastermind group in the World.

I repeat that the mind is one of the greatest assets in our life.  Our mind is also our greatest liability in our life.  You can control almost everything that is placed in your mind on a daily basis.  You may choose to develop your mind to a strong entity that allows you success in your life, business and relationship or let become barren land that nothing may grow on it.  The four methods mentioned above are the one that I use on a regular basis.  The choice is yours, chose wisely.

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