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By Shane Young | January 19, 2013 |
Your thoughts have a profound effect on every aspect of your life. This includes your health, your emotional state, your life path, and your ability to succeed. Most people think about what they don’t want the majority of the time. Unfortunately, negative thinking acts to draw the very thing they don’t want towards them. It would also serve us well to look into what our unconscious thoughts are and how they are creating our current reality. It’s easy to have a daily mantra of positivity. But if the unconscious records that play in your sub-conscious are opposed to your conscious thoughts of positivity, then your manifestations will continue to be created by the unconscious. Shakespeare said ‘There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so’.
Be clear about what you want and need to create a solid path to your dreams. Take the time each week to write out four key goals and their associated action steps. This will enable you to start living for you. If you are not living for your goals, you are living for someone else’s.
The Grand Canyon test and the coin test always serve me well.
Grand Canyon test: Yell your current goal out to the Grand Canyon. For example “I want to be healthier”. What echoes back? Instead of saying “I WANT to be healthier” try stating your goals or dreams in the affirmative. “I want to be healthier” would become “I AM healthier”. This is a much more powerful way of affirming your change and new path.
Coin Test: Every thought we have has a shadow (tails) or light (heads) side. When you pay attention to your thoughts you can always take out your coin and look at both sides. If you goal is to be healthier and you have the thought “I am not doing enough to create health in my life” take out your coin. Then look at the other side of the thought: “I am doing enough to create health in my life”. Which thought better serves you and helps you reach your goal of creating health? I would choose “I am doing enough to create health in my life”. This can serve as a positive motivator to create the needed change. You can use the coin with every thought you have about any subject. It’s amazing to watch your thoughts and neuro-pathways change.
Before you invest money, time or energy into any choice, take a moment to think about what you’re supporting with this choice. Then, ask yourself if your purchase fits in with your values and your health & fitness goals. Are you supporting sustainable farmers, local producers, and Mother Earth? Many choices we make are for short term fulfillment. But over the long term, they take us further from what we really want. For example, buying takeout food may be easier than purchasing good quality food and cooking yourself, but in the long run your body will suffer and it will slowly get harder to look and feel the way you would like.
True health and fitness is everyone’s birthright and individual responsibility. Obtaining coaching from a Health and Fitness Professional is helpful, but ultimately optimal health and fitness comes from owning your own choices. This means researching and understanding any modifications you are going to make. We encourage critical thinking and want people to read up on any of the information that we offer.
Two sources of information we encourage you to check out are:
The Healthy Skeptic, which presents research on food, health, and healthcare
Paul Chek’s program for personal mastery
We believe that each and every aspect of these principals boils down to taking the time out to truly learn to love you. Self love is necessary to take conscious control of each and every decision you make. Ask yourself, why do I make this choice? What causes me to react this way? Why does this person trigger me? When I eat more or less, is it in response to stress? Why do I self sabotage my goals? Taking the time to ask why may give you the keys to change old habit patterns. Asking why can soothe the ego and open up your right brain to give you an intuitive answer, learn to trust this voice that whispers to each of us. To truly change we must find the roots of how, why, and what we perceived to create the current situation. Self love is the key to all change.
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