How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? If you answered, “I’m trying,” you may need help. “I’m trying” translates as “I’m not really doing it” or “I can’t do it.” “I’m trying” is a subconscious admission of defeat.
The truth is, if you think you can’t, you’re right. If you think you can, you’re right. Whatever you tell yourself will be your reality because there is nothing more powerful than a made up mind. To use this power to change a habit, make up your mind that you are already doing whatever you desire. For example, tell yourself, “I’m exercising daily, and I’m loving it.” Psychologists say that the more emotion (the “loving it” part) you put into your thoughts, the more deeply these thoughts will be engrained in your subconscious mind. You see, your subconscious mind is constantly active; it controls your body, and it records and replays your thoughts. It does not think (so you can essentially lie to it), and it makes no judgment. Therefore, you can record whatever you want. The subconscious will replay your recordings, and guess what, you have no more negative mind chatter saying you can’t do something. The stress of change will be gone. Instead of thinking, “I’m trying,” you will be thinking, “I’m doing it and loving it.” Can you feel the powerful difference in these thoughts?
So, what’s it going to be? How about, “I am eating sensibly and am already losing weight,” or “I don’t smoke: never have, never will,” or “I never slump, because my posture is perfect.”
Whatever your New Year’s resolutions may be, I’m glad you are already achieving them.