You Are What You Think!

February 21, 2021

© Carole Kanchier, PhD

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is a habit.  Aristotle.

You are the director of your life, and create your life script by your thoughts.

Positive thinking is powerful. Whatever you think about, focus on, read about, talk about, will attract more of into your life. Ensure thoughts are positive.

Mind has unlimited potential, but it must be trained. Research, from varied disciplines including neuroscience and psychology, demonstrate that when the body is in peak condition and the trained mind is focused, an individual can achieve the extraordinary.

Olympic athletes practice mental and physical training. Tiger Woods mentally pictures his golf ball rolling into the hole. Champion figure skaters mentally rehearse their routines. Medical professionals teach patients to undergo surgery without medication using similar techniques.

Mind power can help you attain desired professional goals. Beatrice, a former technical writer, imagined herself tending her herb garden and teaching in Hawaii. She’s currently living her dream.

The mind

Your brain contributes to the state of your mind. Your brains waves and subconscious mind play key parts in your quest for fulfillment. Scientists have identified five brain wave frequencies and how they affect an individual’s state of mind: Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta, and Gamma. By learning about the deeper states of consciousness, you can use your subconscious mind to attain desired goals.

Your alert, logical, and critical reasoning mind, Beta, has brain wave frequencies of 14 to 38 cycles per second. At the Alpha level, where brain waves are 7.5 to 13 cycles per second, individuals are in a relaxed state. This is the optimal time to program your mind for success.

Apply these principles to train your mind to attain desired goals.

Goal attainment tips

–  Write your goal and deadline. Have a clear picture of your desired outcome.  Ensure your goal is consistent with your purpose. Indicate why you want this goal. Include the benefits to yourself and others. INTEND and expect to achieve it.

– Focus on your goal. Concentration is like a laser beam that cuts through obstacles. All your activities should lead to your goal attainment.

– Practice relaxation and imagery. Imagine yourself living your goal today. When your mind is at the Alpha level, visualize your goal, include details. Hold desired outcome in your mind.

Experience your goal. Notice how it feels, smells, sounds, and looks. If you find this challenging, make a collage or take a photograph depicting your goal.

– Be positive. Positive thoughts attract positive outcomes. Think and talk about outcomes you want. Replace negative thoughts with positive statements or pictures. Don’t hesitate or try too hard; these suggest doubt.

Expect to achieve your goal. You have the power to accomplish the miraculous…

Award winning ,Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, by Carole Kanchier, PhD, will help you clarify life career goals, and develop a master plan for thriving in changing times.   

Author Bio: Carole Kanchier, PhD, is an internationally recognized newspaper/digital columnist, registered psychologist, coach, and author Questers Dare to Change.  Kanchier has taught at University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz, University of Alberta, and other institutions of higher learning, and worked with varied individual and organizational clients. Carole Kanchier is known for her pioneering, interdisciplinary approach to human potential. Dr. Kanchier walks her talk!

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