Article Title: One Small Electronic Devicecan turn Your Life AroundAuthor Name: Doug C. GrantContact Email Address: doug @dougcgrant.comWord Count: 781Category: Motivational/InspirationalCopyright Dat...
Article Title: One Small Electronic Device can turn Your Life Around Author Name: Doug C. Grant Contact Email Address: doug @dougcgrant.com Word Count: 781 Category: Motivational/Inspirational Copyright Date: 2002 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Publishing Guidelines: Thank you for publishing this article in its entirety including the resource box. When possible, please notify me of publication by sending either a website link or a copy of your ezine upon publication via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE SMALL ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAN TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND
By Doug C. Grant
How much does it cost?
A few billion perhaps...if it could be duplicated.
But cost is incidental. You already own it. The real concern is what you do with it?
Most people just let it run wild. Sort of like an Indy race car with no steering wheel. Sooner or later (mostly sooner), it will crash into a wall. That's when the despairing cry goes up, "Why me, Lord? Life is so unfair."
Okay, so you're probably a mile ahead of me. You already know I'm talking about your brain. But I'm not talking just about your brain brain but your subconscious brain. That's the part of your brain that controls 90% of your mental activity.
So how to you control it?
You program it with the video camera incorporated into your conscious mind. Seriously. This is a fantastically powerful technique overlooked by many people. Here's how it works.
Quick, without any thought, think of one thing you'd like to change in your life. Sure, you could make a list. So could I. But power comes from focusing. So select just one turn-around project to work on starting today.
Write down your turn-around project
If possible, use just one word like 'money' or 'health'. Wordiness tends to get in the way at this point.
Let's say you have written the word 'health'. Perhaps you have a chronic health problem. Or, maybe you're just concerned about your overall health. Whatever it is...FORGET IT!
Yeah, I know. That's not so easy...particularly if you've been nursing a chronic condition for any length of time or been diagnosed with a terminal disease. But forgetting is possible. Let's begin.
Start writing a number of reverse-words
For example, maybe you've had a back problem for years. You might even be in considerable pain at this moment.
Some reverse-words you could write down might be vibrant, active, energetic, youthful. Let your mind free-wheel. Write whatever the mind suggests.
Just one word of warning. Don't use anti-words such as 'pain-free', 'disease-free' or anything suggestive of the problem.
For one thing, your subconscious won't accept these anti- words. For another, they will tend to agravate the problem by reminding you that the problem exists. Write and think as though your problem or situation never existed.
You are now ready to begin your video
Bring life to your reverse-words. See them as reality in your life. Continuing with the above back example, you might see yourself walking tall and limber. Imagine yourself stretching, bending and feeling the freedom and flexibility of youth. It is as though your back has always been wonderfully strong and flexible.
Once you have a good video, play it through a thousand times a day. Well...maybe a thousand is a bit of a stretch. The point is you want to play it through anytime you have a spare minute. Waiting on the telephone? Run your video. Sitting at a red light? Run your video.
This requires some discipline until it becomes habit. But you'll be hardpressed to develop a more powerful habit.
Medical science is well aware of this technique
They call it The Placebo Effect. When developing a new drug, researchers will give a control group a sugar pill and tell them it's a new wonder drug. Absolutely guaranteed to cure their 'whatever'.
Instantly, powerfully, their video is created. They see themselves as cured. They cannot think of anything else. They expect the healing. They anticipate the healing. And soon their 'whatever' symptoms disappear.
Of course, when the research project ends and they learn the truth, their 'whatever' symptoms come storming back. They might even insist that they had never been cured in the first place.
But they were! And could have continued to be so if they hadn't reversed the video in their head.
Any doctor will tell you that faulty mental videos will poison the body. And if the mind can make you sick, it can also make you well.
Skeptical? Give it a try.
Produce your reverse-video. Keep it simple and focused on only one problem or situation.
Play it at least five times a day for 21 days. Why 21? Because that seems to be the magical number for establishing a new habit. And that's what you're doing. You're creating a new habit of thought.
Remember, you're committing to less than a month. You're filling numerous empty holes in your day that would otherwise be wasted. And if you're persistent, I guarantee you'll greet a future morning with the statement, "Hey...I do believe I've got that old problem on the run."
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Doug C. Grant retired from a successful career as a nationally recognized business writer & marketing consultant. He now helps members of the 'Over-50', crowd (or any age) live healthier, happier and more productive lives throughhis Empowered Maturity Web Site (http://www.dougcgrant.com) and an on-line interactive seminar.