Be Energized With The Power Of Positive Thinking Part 3

Unlocking The Conscious And Unconscious Mind

How do you take your brain off its default system and use it to create miracles, magic and some really amazing opportunities in your life? Your brain is a powerful force indeed and when you learn how to control it you will be amazed at what you can actually achieve.

According to Earl Nightingale, “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”

This is the key to a world where you can use the subconscious mind to better your life and become all that you were meant to be.. The subconscious is active all of time yet most of us don’t have any clue as to how to tap into the sheer power it possesses. .

We think a little positive thinking will go a long way but that is only have the battle. The idea is to reprogram the mind to change what needs to change and benefit from the reprogramming. The subconscious learns through constant repetition to make things a habit. That habit drives you wherever you go and whatever you do.

The Struggle Between The Conscious and The Subconscious Mind

How do you create a life full of miracles, magic and amazing opportunities?

Inside your brain stem is something called the Reticular Activating System or RAS which is considered to be the gatekeeper that screens out data that the brain deems unimportant or not worthy enough to follow from your environment.

RAS is one of the most powerful forces known to man. According to Kris Hallbom and Tim Hallbom, “All of your future goals and dreams are not only a reflection of your subconscious thinking but they are also mediated by your Reticular Activating System (RAS). The RAS is the part of your brain that serves as a filter between your conscious mind and your subconscious mind. The RAS, which is located in the core of your brain stem, takes instructions from your conscious mind, and passes them on to your subconscious mind.”

Its main function is to process information that comes through. It can only process 147 bits of information at any one time therefore, it only lets in information that is relevant and important. Everything else is screened out. When you feel overloaded, your mind cannot process any information at all. It’s like a computer without enough memory. It slows down and cannot function properly.

Your brain focuses on the things it says are important and relevant to your survival and well-being but you can learn to control the RAS to better equip yourself in life. In Annie Grace’s well-written article entitled, “Liminal Thinking: The Key to Unlocking Your Unconscious Mind” she states, “Your unconscious mind is responsible for your desires. We don’t think about the distinction between our conscious and unconscious thoughts, but that distinction is vital to realizing why we continue to do things we vowed to stop. Studies confirm we have two separate thinking systems—the conscious and unconscious. The give-and-take between unconscious choices and our rational, conscious goals helps explain why we continue to do things we no longer desire to do.”

How does your brain decide what is important and relevant to you?

It does this by assessing the external environment against what is contained in your long-term memory. This included your core beliefs, experiences, values and conditioning. This is what is considered your default system. If you choose to believe something is impossible despite it existing for real, you will not see it. It will become
impervious to your field of vision. This is why beliefs must change as part of the reprogramming effort. It must fall in line with what you want to change as long as it is part of the authentic you.

You have the power to override this default system with your thinking part of the brain which is known as the frontal lobe. It is a simple as choosing to put all your focus and attention on what you want because what you put your focus on what you find.

Quantum physics has proven this model to be true. It states that in any point in time, all possibilities exist and the moment we focus on one thing, the rest drop out of existence. But when we alter our focus, the possibilities change in our mind and we lose track of what we’re doing.

Here are two good examples of that model:

  • Finding a parking space for your car – Ever tried to find a parking space for your car and got really frustrated when you couldn’t. Everything changed when you put your focus on getting the parking space. You convinced yourself it was opening up and boom, a spot became available. When this becomes a habit, it gets easier every time to get a parking space. It is not a game of chance but RAS working in your favor. When you focus and believe, your brain kicks into gear and your RAS is activated to see opportunities for parking spaces.
  • Noticing things you never noticed before – Returning to the idea of cars, ever decided you wanted to buy a new car but didn’t know which one to buy? You happen to see one in the paper or on a commercial and all of the sudden you see them everywhere? Before they weren’t on your radar but
    your brain now has been activated to see them. Even though they were always there only now has your RAS been activated to notice them.

How Does The Brain Activate RAS?

The RAS works on both a conscious and unconscious level. At any given time we are bombarded by 2 million bits of information but the brain cannot process all this data at once. Instead, we observe things at an unconscious level happening all around us so that we can focus on what we feel is important. That is when RAS kicks into overdrive and starts doing its magic.

The brain has the capacity to see the smallest things once you put your mind’s focus upon them. You cannot do or find things if you don’t believe in yourself. This is the whole point of positive thinking. Activating RAS based on the belief that you can and you will! That is how great things happen and how feats that once were thought to be impossible become the norm.

To most people, this seems like pure magic or sleight-of-hand but it isn’t. It is what your brain was built to do. RAS was put there for our most basic of instincts, to find food, water and protect us for survival. As humans evolved, our brains grew and we learned coping mechanisms that helped us survive. What we learned to focus on helped us evolve into the beings we are today.

How Are You Using Your RAS?

Are you living on automatic pilot and letting your conditioned brain dictate what you see and don’t see? Or, are you taking matters into your own hands and focusing on the things you really want? Positive thinking will get you there if you allow your RAS to be activated to do its job.

Have you ever focused on other people’s faults and weaknesses?

The more you focus on their faults and weaknesses the more you see them. The same goes for your own faults and weaknesses. Start focusing on your strengths and good points and let RAS work for you instead of against you. No one is perfect but focusing too much on the negative side of things hurts your potential and keeps you from pursuing your greater self. This is the self God created you to be. It’s not about being weak but gaining strength. Strength to carry on, believing in one’s sel, and learning from our mistakes. That’s where positive thinking gives us the edge.

What you focus upon you will definitely find. When you focus on new ideas do you focus on whether other’s will like it or hate it. Whatever you focus on will happen. Positive thinking gets you past the gatekeeper and puts you on the pathway to success. Whatever you focus on will ultimately happen whether you like it or not. You must focus on the positive for positive things to happen.

What you focus on becomes your perception. You miss things you don’t focus upon. Life is filled with both good and bad so what you focus on you’ll receive as well as see and react to.

All possibilities exist in the universe. You decide where you choose to put your focus on and attention on as it will decide the difference between an expansive life of amazing miracles and great opportunities or a life filled with drama, excuses and limitations.

What will you choose?

This is amazing stuff isn’t it? The more you learn the secrets of positive thinking the more you will become the person of your dreams. Implement these strategies and see how much better your life becomes!

Be Energized With The Power Of Positive Thinking Part 1

The Power Of Positive Thinking

What can the power of positive thinking do for you? Just imagine all your hopes, all your dreams, and all your visions becoming a reality!

Most people live their lives in quiet desperation with negativity as their soulmate. You can’t have what you want if you are always pushing it away. Instead, it’s all about bringing the goodness and the love that is all around and living with a positive mindset.

You can accomplish everything you want but you have to take positive action on those positive thoughts. Nothing comes that easy but when you practice being and living a positive lifestyle, a whole new world opens up and you can bring happiness back into your life.

Many of the celebrities started out from the bottom and worked their way up. Nothing came easy but they believed in themselves and used positive thinking to get where they wanted to go.  They made their dreams a reality because it was real in their minds.

In this article, I’m going to help you get to where you want by teaching you how to have a positive mindset and how to take positive action to make your hopes and dreams a reality for you. The idea here is to access the power of positive thinking and begin to manifest the kind of life you’ve always imagined having. It’s sitting right in front of you but you have to be strong enough to take it.

Mind Control – The True Power Of Positive Thinking

For centuries, people have used the power of positive thinking to improve their lives, get what they want and make a big impact on the world. In this video, here are the reasons why controlling the thoughts you have can change your life for the better and harness the power of positive thinking.

According to Steve Maxwell, there are 17 ideas that govern mind control. He takes a stance on why fear and thought go hand in and how you can break them.

1- Fear in general is all a big lie. It’s something manufactured and you must look at fear from a different perspective. Fear has been given a power it was never meant to have. You must seize the power back and take a stance on where and how you deal with fear.

2- Fear has no control over you if you can control your thoughts. Control what comes in and how you perceive those thoughts. Control how you act on them as well as know where they are coming from. You biggest area of strength and power is awareness. The more aware of what your mind is doing, the easier it is to control those thoughts and actions.

3- Every thought that enters our minds doesn’t just come from us but outside stimulation. The collective outside is influencing what we think, what we feel and how we act. Understand this and give yourself the power to be yourself. You are an individual and the power that outside influences have need not apply if you live and exercise your right of free thought. Just because others think a certain way doesn’t mean they are right. You have freedom of choice make sure you use it.

4- The world is full of fear. Everyone is scared and paranoid at the next calamity or catastrophe about to happen. Terrorism, social media and mainstream media influence and touch those inner fears by scaring you with thoughts of loss… loss of your job, your freedoms, your rights and even your loved ones. The more you allow negative thoughts and negative vibrations to overtake your positive nature, the more fear will tighten its grip on you. The media loves to scare its citizens yet , if you understand why, then you don’t have to be fearful of anything anymore.

5- Stop thinking and listening to all these outside influences. They have no control over you unless you let them. Stop thinking of all the things you don’t want to happen and start concentrating on the good things, the positive things you want for yourself and your family. bad things happen when you set the table for them. Instead of fearing the future, embrace what you don’t know, see, hear or understand and let knowledge be both your guide and your teacher.This way, you will have nothing to fear.

6- Stop worrying as if worry will change your circumstances. Those negative thoughts will manifest themselves in our everyday lives with negative consequences. In Matthew 6:25-27, we see what worry will do for us. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” 

7- The idea is to concentrate on controlling what comes into your mind. If it is negative in origin, understand that it has no control over you and let it pass.

8- When you control your thoughts with positive energy, you can manifest anything you want. You need to learn how to harness that powerful bundle of energy. Why? Because the power of thought can take you anywhere you want to go. It is what success is built upon. It is how transformation happens. It is where you seperate the the doers from the talkers.

9- Positive thoughts have the capacity to bring good events and good circumstances as well as good people into our lives. You have the power to influence what happens to you by the power of your thoughts. Hope is based on positive thinking and positive reinforcement for each circumstance that happens. When you hope for the best, you are putting positive vibrations into the air. This why you can influence life and manifest anything you want if you live with positive energy.

10- For every negative thought, replace it with 2-3 positive thoughts. Overwhelm the negative thoughts until they can’t control you. The benefit comes in forming a good habit of always having positive thoughts. What is even better is using those positive thoughts and taking focused action that brings good things into your life. Overload and overwhelm the negative thoughts to such a degree that positivity rules the day.

11- It is the universal Law of Attraction. You attract the energy you put in. Einstein once said that energy cannot be created or destroyed. That is why you must control it so it works for you instead of against you. Attract good energy wherever you go. Get in the habit of attracting good things, good people and good situations into your life. Only then will success and happiness follow you through life.

12- Whatever you are thinking of or concentrating on is like putting in an order to the universe. With that thought you are asking for it to happen. The more negative it is, the worse the outcome and the more positive the thought is, the better the outcome. There is no such thing as a return with the universe. You get what you put into it so be wise and only put in positive energy. Remember, all that negative energy is like a huge weight that keeps getting heavier until it wears you down and you can’t function anymore.

13- As thoughts enter your mind, you have to weed out the bad and cultivate the good. Think of every thought and its consequences on your life. Once you understand this, you can consciously and subconsciously affect the outcomes of events in your daily occurrences. Be like the farmer that tends his field. prune the bad and allow the good to flourish. If you allow the weeds to grow they will suck the life out of you and you will not be able to have a good harvest.

14- Understand the awesome power of the spoken word and why is can have such an effect on others. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Your words determine the trust others have for you and how people ultimately treat you. Words are like daggers. They can hurt even the strongest among us. Allow your words to penetrate with love and care. Even if you do not like someone, do not talk badly about them because words are energy. They can and will travel right to that person. Let your words be the water that nourishes the world at large.

15- Always watch what you say because the next step beyond thought are words and you give energy to that thought when you speak them whether in public or private. Relegate those thoughts to the trash and give only your positive thoughts reason to grow. Try to only speak when you have something positive to add and learn to listen more. Knowledge comes from listening to others not teaching the learned.

16- Energy is the basis for all thought and action. Take that energy and put it to good use. Find ways to give back to others as well as the world where you are creating beauty and love instead of hate and cancer.

17- God is the source of all energy and his love is eternal. His unconditional love is pure energy. It is full of positivity and when you access this energy, God can work wonders in your life. No matter where you are not God can use you to make the world a better place to live and work in. in Isaiah 64:8 we are told, “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Allow God to mold you like clay so that you become a positive force for love and care.

Positive Thinking Is a Way of Life

Each and every one of us has the choice to live either with a positive or negative mindset. How we live is  contagious if it positive. The more negative you are the more you push others away.

According to Remez Sasson,“People are more disposed to help us, if we are positive, and they dislike and avoid anyone broadcasting negativity. Negative thoughts, words and attitude, create negative and unhappy feelings, moods and behavior. When the mind is negative, poisons are released into the blood, which cause more unhappiness and negativity. This is the way to failure, frustration and disappointment.”

Brian Tracy, the dean of modern positive thinking asks this one question: “Can you guess what the most successful and happy people think about all day long?

The answer is quite simple…

Healthy, happy people think about what they want, and how to get it, most of the time. In this way developing a positive attitude can truly change your entire life.”

What are you thinking about all day long?

Your problems, your bills, maybe even the negatives from past? This is a prescription for unhappiness.

Brian goes on to say, “When you think and talk about what you want and how to get it, you feel happier and in greater control of your life. When you think about something that makes you happy, your brain actually releases endorphins, which give you a generalized feeling of well-being. As a result, you develop a positive attitude.”

Living with a positive mindset is an attitude. One that takes training, motivation and time. Most people think they can just be positive and that covers it all but it goes way beyond just thinking positively. You must make it your life’s work. Just as a painter or sculptor makes it their life’s work always trying for perfection we must follow their example.

Be positive and make it count. Follow through and you will see big changes in your life. That terrible attitude that has been holding you back will fall to pieces when you allow positive thoughts to rule your mind. Good things will start to happen and it will be like a tidal wave that takes over your life.

Ride the wave and see it through. You won’t regret it.

In part 2 we will delve into the idea that  self-talk creates its own reality and how to change your reality with positive thinking.

Let’s take positive thinking to the next level.

How Thinking Positive Leads To Positive Success

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How Thinking Positive Leads To Positive Success

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Your mind is a powerful tool and when used for good, it can create great success in your lifetime.  If you want to achieve your goals, remaining positive during the tough times is a must.  Those that can harness the power of positive thinking create the strategies to become a success in all areas of life.

Anyone who wants to be successful needs an edge and having the proper mindset gives you that confidence to become an overachiever.  Whether you are an athlete, student, business leader, teacher or just starting out in life, learning how to think positively is your secret weapon to get ahead.

Success is just a state of mind but you need help along the way.  There are three bible verses that show that God is there to help you to become the success you want to be.

  1. Philippians 4:13, “I can do everything through him that gives me strength.”
  2. Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
  3. Proverbs 16:3, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.”

God has given us a great mind to reason out and to make wise choices with our lives.  What you think about you become.  Those that wallow in negativity will forever be stuck in the cement of their negative thought patterns but to those that remain positive no matter the situation, they are the people who are tested by fire and become strong in their determination.

We have a loving God who wants the best for us but if we don’t believe in HIS love, we are lost.  We need to see the bigger picture in our lives and remaining positive during times of trouble is when faith takes over.

Always Focus On Thinking Positive 

Life can be tough at times and how we deal with it says a lot about how successful we ultimately become.  If we complain and see ourselves as the victim we will never amount to anything of substance. Our hearts and minds takes us where we want to go.  Start using positive words in your conversations with others and be the kind of person that lifts the spirits of those who are down.  Keeping everything positive brings good karma to every situation and allows you to see the good in the world.

Ever been around negative people?  They are such a bore and bring everyone down who they come in contact with.  Physically they can drain the energy right out of you.  Instead, be generous with your how you treat others.  Encourage and support others, whether it’s your work colleagues, friends or family and you create an atmosphere of love and positive vibrations. Successful people stay motivated because they make good use of their environment by changing other people’s state of mind.

Using creative visualise techniques is a great way set up a positive future.  No matter how hard your life is right now don’t waste time complaining about it. Instead, visualise a future that you want for yourself. See yourself with a better-paying job, a house with a loving family, and a life filled with love and security. What happens to you now doesn’t have to be a predictor of how your future will end up. Positive thinking will help you achieve your goal of that better future.

How To Make Thinking Positive Work For You

We all have unlimited potential. The key to unlocking this infinite potential is by using our minds to think in a positive manner instead of dwelling on negative feelings.  New research has revealed that positive thoughts actually create genuine value in your life and  help you build real world skills that impact your work, your overall health, and your attitudes.

When you focus on the negative aspect of life, your emotions prevent your brain from making wise choices about the things around you.  You get stuck in survival instinct and you close off the logical side of your brain.  But when you activate the positive emotions inside your brain which allow you to see the vast possibilities that life has to offer.  Joy contentment and love bring about powerful changes in attitude, emotions and confidence.

According to Barbara Fredrickson, a positive psychology researcher at the University of North Carolina, claims that the “Broaden and Build” theory of positive thinking  (You broaden your possibilities that opens your mind, which allows you to build new skills and that provide value in other parts of your life).

Why Happiness Brings Out The Power Of Positive Thinking

Happiness plays a big role in success.  The happier we are the more positive we become.  They go together to build the skills we need for success.  Our  attitudes have an enormous effect on who we become.

Here are five ways we can make positive thinking work in our lives.

  1. Take responsibility for your actions –  When you take responsibility everything comes down to you.  Be responsible for you and you alone.  Whatever someone else does do not tie it to your happiness.  They are not responsible for your happiness and you are not responsible for their happiness.
  2. Stop blaming yourself –  Don’t play the blame game everytime something goes wrong.  Whether you win or fail understand it’s all part of life and you learn from your mistakes.  Successful people use their mistakes as a stepping stone to greatness.  It is a great motivator.
  3. Focus on what you can do not on what you can’t – Don’t get caught up in what you can’t do.  Can’t is a word that should be removed from your vocabulary.  Instead, see the possibilities life has for you and do your best.
  4. Eliminate your ego –  Remember, it’s not all about you.  Ego is the great divider.  Instead, be the kind of person that helps others and brings a smile and a laugh to everyone.  When you eliminate the selfishness all you have left to give is love and care.
  5. Surround yourself with positive people – The more positive people you bring into your life the more you can achieve.  When everyone is acting is a loving and positive manner it makes it easy to strive for success.  Those with a positive outlook on life are happier and their success rubs off on you.

According to Darshan Goswami, M.S., P.E. from Self-Realization.com, he says, “Positive thinking can change your life. I f you want to live longer, be happy, healthy and successful, all you have to do is think positive.”

Positive thinking helps us cope with life, and is a skill all of us need to apply to every area of our lives.  If everyone was more positive, life would be much safer, we’d all be much happier and love would really be all we need .

Let me leave you with this quote: “Your life is your garden, your thoughts are the seeds.  If  your life isn’t awesome, you’ve been watering the weeds.”

How To Focus On Positive Thinking

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Reducing Stress With Positive Thinking

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Positive thinking can have an amazing and powerful effect on our lives but when we are stressed out we tend to forget all the positive thoughts we’ve had before and succumb to the rigors of our stressful lives.  Society as a whole has put stress in the forefront in the hectic and fast-paced life we all lead.

Negativity creeps up when we are stressed and those good thoughts that kept us sane before are nowhere to be found.  People with a positive mindset see things in a different light as opposed to those who constantly struggle with life because of a poor mental attitude.

Doctors at The Mayo Clinic have found that using positive thinking as a tool in managing your stress can have many useful benefits.

1- Helps you live a longer and happier life
2- Reduces the instances of depression and anxiety
3- Lowers the risk of both heart disease and heart related deaths
4- Less likely hood of developing colds and flu
5- Helps develop strong coping skills which makes you a stronger and tougher person
6- Helps boost your natural defense system

Believing In The Power Of Positive Thinking

For some people, the power of positive thinking can be difficult thing to accept.  They don’t understand the power that the mind has over our actions.  The universe delivers what we ask it to so when we are negative, we are really asking for a negative solution.  Positive people see the endless possibilities of life and live in the now.  They believe stress is just a perception of our reality and alter that reality with a clear vision of what they want to happen.  They live their lives according the present moment.  They don’t waste their time creating all kinds of “what if” scenarios that may never happen.  Instead they control their reality by believing in choosing a course of action that leads to a positive outcome.

When you have a positive outlook on life, you have a clear focus what needs to be done.  This way you create less stressful situations which keep you calm in a sea of swirling negativity. Positive people tend to anticipate happiness, good health and bring forth real success in their lives while believing they can overcome any type of obstacle and difficulty that comes their way.

Focusing On Positive Thinking To Control Your Stress

There is an easy way to turn negative thinking into positive success.  It starts by creating a new habit within your mind. Expect good things to happen.  When you look for the good in life you will find it just as expecting bad things to happen they will appear.  It’s all in how you perceive life.  Start identifying areas in which you need to change.  Become an optimistic person and engage in thinking positive about every situation.  The more positive you are, the easier it is to handle stressful situations.

Watch what you are thinking about.  Negative people tend to let their minds wander and fall into negativity.  The more you listen to your thoughts the more you can control them.  Identify areas that cause you to be negative and work on them. Practice the idea of positive self-talk.  Listen to your inner dialogue and when negativity enters, change the conversation to a positive affirmation.

Try to surround yourself with only positive people.  It has been said that you are comprised of  your five closest companions. If they are negative or spout negative comments, they are influencing you in the wrong direction. They can prevent you from reaching your true potential.  Make sure your circle of friends are supportive of your ideas, dreams and are capable of giving thoughtful and helpful advice when you need it.

Before doing anything, visualize a positive outcome in any given situation.  It will give you a leg up on whether you succeed or fail.  When you know you will succeed, it gives you the confidence to make it happen.  When you are dealing with negative feelings, stress makes you doubt yourself thereby increasing the stress you already feel.

Positive Thinking Is A Way of Life

To enjoy the fruits of positive thinking we must employ it everyday in everything we do.  In fact, we must ooze positive vibes which in turn bring positive people, outcomes and things into our lives.  What’s the difference between positive and negative people?  It’s all in their attitude.  Positive people are uplifting and fun to be with.  Negative people are  physically draining and brings us down.  Our body language shows the true way we feel.  Positive and negative thinking are as contagious as the flu and whichever one you decide to adopt you will attract like-minded people to you.  The more negative people are in your circle the more stress you will feel.

Did you know that when you are negative, you release poisons into the bloodstream which causes you to be more unhappy and much more negative?  That is why failure, frustration and disappointment follow negative people like the plague.  A positive attitude brings optimism into your life.  It helps you to think constructively, helps you to become a more creative person as well as giving you the energy and motivation to accomplish your goals.

The next time you are feeling stressed out and feel like  screaming, take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and meditate on some positive affirmations.  These are like giving yourself a pep talk.  Get into the habit of praying and believing you are loved.  Positive affirmations bring on a quiet confidence and allows you to be calm in the most stressful of situation. This takes some practice but the more you do it the less stress you will feel.

We all need to reduce the stress in our lives and using positive thinking is the best remedy I know to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.