So how do you change your self talk that is programmed in your
head? The answer is change your programming. Your
mind is like a computer. A computer is actually useless without the programming. Once
you input the programming you desire, a computer will perform the tasks you request. Your mind is no different.
It needs the appropriate programming in order to meet your needs.I am going to give four simple steps
for self programming for change.
There are four simple steps: Step
one – Visualization – All successful individuals practice visualization. There are actually
corporations where people just sit around visualizing new ideas and practices. The astronauts visualize
for years all the procedures for going into space before they go. Visualize in the morning; before you go to sleep at night
and at least one time during the day. Find a quiet place, relax and imagine you are living the life you
desire. Imagine yourself performing the tasks and hear the words you will saying and see the positive
outcome. Experience the moment.
Step two – Practice-Practice-Practice. Someone said
it takes 20 days to create a habit. You must constantly reinforce your own self image through practice.
People create change in their lives by doing the new thing consistently. Successful salesmen, politicians
and public speakers practice their presentations over and over again. Professional athletics visualize
in their minds “making the putt, the basket, the homerun and the touchdown. Practice helps you refine your craft.
If you want to bring about change in your life you must emulate the qualities of the successful individuals in their
field. Do this repeatedly and consistently. By the time, it is your turn
you will be ready.
Step three – Execution. Action
equals Outcome. Just do it. You must execute. Every successful attempt reinforces your
confidence and ability to do better. If you are not successful, then practice in your mind, what you want
to happen. Replay your actions, modify your play and than execute again. Jump back on
the horse and ride!
Step Four – Positioning – Go to those places
where “the person you want to be would go.” Place yourself in forums where you can execute
your skills. Go to networking events, conferences and workshops. Check out the new play, restaurant, festival
or concert. You will never become a great swimmer standing on the side of the pool. Sometimes
you are at the right place at the right time. By going to new places you can exercise your new skills.
People will see you and after awhile they will think you belong. In the meantime, you will refine your
style and technique.
comes from taking action. Take Action-Be the Change.