“If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.” – John B. Gough
Over the years I’ve talked with lots of clients and friends about how the powerful techniques of advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help you live the life of your dreams. I find that many people have very interesting expectations of these therapies. Some people think that that all they have to do is go through a few sessions and then – whamo – their life changes overnight, magically, with no effort of their own.
Well for those of you that think that all you have to do is to go to a few hypnosis and/or NLP sessions to completely change your life I’m here to inform you that this just isn’t true. Although these therapies can be very powerful for shifting your focus, advanced hypnotherapy and NLP are not substitutes for preparing your mind – and therefore your life – for success. You have to do a little work by deciding on the type of life you want to live and the steps necessary to achieve them. While advanced hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help you with this process it is no substitute for actually sitting down and using your conscious brain to decide what you’d like your life to be like.
Developing a Success Mindset
All experts that I’ve ever talked to or read all agree that your attitude is the most important factor for your success. This means developing a positive mindset. A positive mindset is like a magnet for success, attracting the things you want into your life. On the other hand, a negative mindset keeps you spinning your wheels, getting you nowhere or even causing your life to go backwards.
5 Steps for Developing a Rock Solid Positive Mental Attitude
Today we’re going to look at a few simple strategies you can use to motivate yourself and develop a rock solid positive mental attitude. Using these strategies you’ll be able to use your conscious and subconscious mind together to develop the type of positive mindset you need to achieve your goals and dreams.
Let’s take a look at the 5 steps you need to take for developing a rock solid positive attitude:
1. Write out your ultimate dreams
When you are doing what you were made to do life is a wonderful journey. If you are not, life can seem to be just tedious, hard work. When you write out your goals and dreams you develop a map to take you on that wonderful journey.
Let’s face it; nobody is motivated merely to pay their bills. All great achievers had a vision, a dream which guided them along their path to success. To do this you have to understand what inspires you and use it to jumpstart your motivation. When you know what you want you are inspired to maintain the drive necessary to overcome obstacles and find success.
Write out a list of your ultimate dreams. After you’ve done this ask yourself if what you are presently doing is taking you in that direction, are you on the right path? If you are, then keep at it.
If you don’t feel like you’re on the right path, perhaps it’s time for a change. Maybe there are deeper reasons why you’ve felt a lack of motivation. Get feedback; find someone to help you reflect on what these reasons might be. This is where hypnosis and NLP can be very beneficial. Once you’ve discovered your blocks you can then decide on how to overcome them so you can move in the direction of your goals. Now you have to…
2. Surround yourself with people who have a positive mental attitude
“He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas” – Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard’s Almanack.[
What Ben was telling us was you are who you hang around with. When you hang around positive and inspiring people, you’re more likely to adopt a positive mindset and go for your goals with enthusiasm. Negative people, on the other hand, tend to make you negative also.
You might be saying, “I don’t have any choice I have to be around these people, at least until _____ “. If you must be around people that continually bring you down, do your best to avoid taking what they say to heart. If you can, try avoiding having conversations with them altogether. Deep in your heart you know that they are wrong. If you can’t avoid them, keep the peace as best as you can and then move on.
3. Take a leap of faith
Orison Swett Marden once said, “Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.”
Just as you can never wait until the lights are all green to start on a journey, you also can’t wait until all conditions are right to start living the life of your dreams. The best way to develop a positive mental attitude is sometimes just jump right in. Don’t let fear prevent you from taking the first steps towards your goals and dreams. Keep in mind that it is the people who take action that find success. As you take action you’ll start to see the results of your efforts and your attitude will only improve. Remember that the difference between success and failure is the action you take or fail to take.
4. Keep focused on your goals
Sometimes I have clients who come to me and tell me that their life is miserable. Some of these people are quite wealthy and have great families. Why do they feel their life is miserable? It’s because of what they focus on.
Your focus plays an important role in your attitude. When you maintain a focus on what you want, the type of life, your goals, they drive you toward success. This also makes it easier to have a positive, optimistic mental attitude. On the other hand if you focus on the negatives in your life, it can lead you into being unmotivated and uncaring.
5. There is no failure – only feedback
“I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.” – Thomas Edison
Many people believe if they make a mistake they’ve failed. But this simply isn’t true, in fact, a major presuppositions of NLP is the same as whatEdisontold us above, “There is no failure, only feedback.
Look you’re only human and you will make a mistake or two from time to time. When this happens ask yourself “What did I learn from this?” This will give you a solution focus instead of a problem focus, which is a lot more useful in achieving your goals.
You Can Motivate Yourself to Achieve Success
Using these tools will lead you to a positive successful life. Remember, a healthy positive attitude is a combination of inspiration, positive thinking and inner motivation. Put these strategies to work and watch your success soar!
Your Subconscious Mind
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About the Author
Wil Dieck is the founder of Total Mind Therapy the fusion of hypnosis and NLP into one powerful system that has helped hundreds of people, just like you, make quick and lasting behavioral shifts. He is also the author of the report “Secrets of Your Subconscious Mind” that you can download at his website. If you are interested in learning more about how Total Mind Therapy can be beneficial to you call (619) 752-0530. You will be scheduled for a risk free, no obligation phone assessment that will help you determine how you can find the success you desire.