Before you finish that next negative thought, you might want to think again.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, author of the “Power of Your Subconscious Mind” certainly believes so, and after reading this strangely addicting self-help bible, you might tend to agree. “Never finish a negative statement; reverse it immediately, and wonders will happen in your life!” Murphy commands, as he prophesizes that the mind controls the body and turns our thoughts into reality. Instead, begin to turn your wishes into power statements or “mantras” that you recite to yourself throughout the day. I have earned the promotion, and it will be announced soon. I am well-spoken and people enjoy listening to what I have to say. The raise is already mine and on its way to me. “The sky is the limit on what your mind can believe and once the mind believes, the body achieves,” says Dr. Murphy. “You must make certain to give your subconscious only suggestions which heal, bless, elevate and inspire you in all ways. Remember that your subconscious mind cannot take a joke. It takes you at your word.”
The author goes on to tell the story of a man who found himself locked in the freezer compartment of the train he worked on. When he was found a few hours later, deceased, he had written a note on the wall about how he could feel himself freezing to death, only there was a twist. The freezer car was broken, and temperature in the car had not gotten cold enough to harm him. He believed he was dying, and his body had made it so.
So how can we harness the power of the subconscious for our benefit? Focus on positive thoughts and statements in your day. Immediately replace self-criticism and negative self-talk with empowering statements that put you in the right frame of mind to tackle your goals. I WILL finish the 5K in under 40 minutes! Leave statements that undermine your self-worth or belittle your accomplishments at the door, you didn’t get lucky to be where you are, you earned it!
I highly recommend the “Power of Your Subconscious Mind” for the mental reboot that you’ve been craving. Available in hard copy, e-book, and audio book, this self-development delight is the perfect way to refocus this Fall.