Saturday, May 30, 2015

THE MINDSET THAT MATTERS MOST

Thought is creative in a very personal and fundamental way; it has been found that thoughts not only produce different neuron-firing patterns in the brain, but also physiological changes in the body that affect our health, how we feel and act, and ultimately our quality of life experience.

Therefore it behooves us to be mindful of what we think at each moment, for it’s a primary cause of the life we experience and get; the more positive our thoughts, the more positive our experiences and outcomes are likely to be.

The power of positive thinking is well known and established; however, its power is dependent upon what we truly believe deep-down. And that’s why merely trying to think positively doesn’t always work; when hidden negative core beliefs are in conflict with our positive thoughts, those beliefs override the thoughts and undermine our attempts to be positive.

So to support the power of positive thinking, our fundamental beliefs must be positive as well - core-mindset matters most. This is why it’s so important to identify hidden primary negative beliefs established early in life and reconstruct them. Then positive thinking can be fully effective.

This is where certain forms of therapy and spiritual teaching can be helpful. As they help us clear out fundamental negative beliefs, we unblock our power to create the better life we want.

Bottom line: to maximize the power of positive thinking, root out core negative beliefs.

Goodness and joy to all, Joseph.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

AWARENESS AIDS SUCCESS

Ever wonder why some fail and others succeed? One reason is lack of awareness. The less aware we are, the less we’re likely to produce the results we want. Yes, sometimes good luck brings success, but often the key is awareness. With proper awareness we’re much more likely to succeed.

With this in mind, practicing MINDFULNESS and SELF-OBSERVATION can be of great help. Both are powerful ways for expanding awareness, and together can make us more successful at everything we attempt.

MINDFULNESS is the practice of giving full attention to the task at hand; becoming fully present and not allowing our mind to wander off course. It can help us become more in control of how we utilize our mind.

SELF-OBSERVATION is the practice of noticing our emotional states, intentions and actions. As we do this non-judgmentally, we may see our participation more objectively … then make the necessary adjustment for getting better results. This practice can help us to act more appropriately and effectively.

For example: to get along better with another person and to forward personal or professional interests, the more MINDFUL we are of what is being said and sought by another, the more appropriately we may respond. And the more SELF-OBSERVANT we are, the more readily we notice when we’re getting out of line and can choose new and more appropriate responses for better outcomes.

Success is a creative exploratory process dependent on the expansion of awareness, and these techniques help expand awareness in all situations; the more you practice them, the more successful you can be.

The above example is general and only lightly brushes the surface of how powerful these two techniques actually are. To know their true value we may need to practice them daily.  As has been often wisely said – the proof is in the pudding. So the more you practice them, the more surely you’ll know their role in increasing success.

Goodness and joy to all, Joseph.

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