Don’t Practice Positive Thinking

In his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker talks about positive thinking vs. power thinking.

Positive thinking is our default when we want to improve an area of our lives. We journal, recite affirmations, and work to build our positive thoughts. What Eker points out is that positive thinking implies that we accept our own thoughts as truth.

Instead, he suggests focusing on power thinking, which is an extension of positive thinking in that you are working to build your belief, but instead, you acknowledge that things only have meaning because we give them meaning.

You can attach a particular meaning to anything but that doesn’t mean it’s real.

For example, just because you’ve fallen off the wagon in your fitness and nutrition dozens of times doesn’t mean that you’re incapable of success. But that’s the meaning most people give it.

I bring this concept up in the hopes that the next time a situation arises where you feel “less than” or defeated that you stop and ask yourself “what meaning am I giving to this situation?”

By understanding this, you then have the power to change the meaning you assign for the better and propel yourself to new levels of commitment and success.

On Creating Your Reality

Read any book out there on what it takes to be successful in any area of your life, and the majority will tell you that it’s your thoughts and your mindset that determine success or failure.

 

Your inner world (your thoughts and beliefs) will determine your outer world (what’s actually happening in reality).

 

If you fully believe that you’re capable of change, committing to the process, and of creating the body of your dreams, you’ll do it.

 

But if any part of you inside is saying “yeah, but probably not for x, y, and z reasons,” you won’t do it.

 

The universe does NOT like mixed messages. You simply cannot SAY you want something but THINK that it’s not actually possible and expect it to work.

 

So, what are your beliefs today about what’s possible for your body and for your life? Do your beliefs match the desires you express?

 

Aligning your beliefs with your desires is the first step in creating whatever you want in any area of life.

 

I’d love for you to send me an email and share what this message brought up for you.

Delaine@trainwithdelaine.com

Act on Promises, Not Feelings

Having been in the fitness industry for 12 years now, I’ve seen a lot of success stories but I’ve also seen a lot of people fall short of what they’re capable of and give up on themselves.

I think this comes down to one key difference around our mindset in the actions we take.

Let me explain…

When you have an experience like trying on clothes or another trigger event that makes you declare that you’re going to get in shape, it’s very easy to feel determined and motivated in that moment.

You make the plan – “Monday, I’m making it happen!” or “Once the kids go back to school, it’s all about getting healthy!” or “I’m going to start making better choices as soon as I get back from vacation.”

What’s happened is that you have felt PAIN in the moment that has led you to know something has to change, but the delayed action – knowing you don’t have to make changes now – has heightened your motivation.

But when the day to act comes, it’s your feelings that ultimately rule.

You wake up and realize how tired you are, how little motivation you have, how many other, more important things you should really do.

The gym shoes and clothes never make it on. A day passes and then a week and then a month.

The cycle repeats.

Are you familiar?

Here’s what you need to know…

You MUST act on PROMISES you make to yourself in those trigger moments versus how you FEEL when it’s time to follow through with action.

So, the next time you feel a trigger moment that leads to a promise for change, take action immediately. Remember, the feelings you experience in the moment when it’s time for action will likely never be the most supportive of the changes you need to make, BUT…

ACT ANYWAY. This is the only path to change.

I’m here to help. If you can relate to the cycle I’ve described in anyway, I’d love to schedule a time to speak with you. Simply click here to talk and I’ll be in touch right away.