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The Science of Why Our Thoughts Shape Our Behaviour

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When the popular movie ” The Secret” was released, a paradigm shift happened. For some people this was only a myth that had no scientific or real life proof, and for others this movie started a whole chain of events that led to massive breakthroughs that shaped and changed their lives forever.

I love that science is now catching up with what the wisest, most successful and happiest among us have known for years: the words we speak shape our thinking, mold our behavior and construct our beliefs.

Neuroscientists are discovering that the pre-frontal cortex (the area of the brain responsible for higher thinking such as creating bold dreams) is connected to the part responsible for our motor activities.

In other words, the quality of the words we think and speak have striking power to influence and elevate our actions.

Every day, from people I coach, from friends, from people on the streets, I hear so many people using the language of victims. It’s all about how they can’t get fit or strong or that they can’t become more productive or that they can’t do what needs to be done to create a life they adore…

And, of course, what they speak about comes about. And their languaging becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy…

But there are three words that will have an almost magical effect on your life once you start using them…

“Yes I CAN.”

When you learn a new idea to raise your confidence, say “Yes, I can make this my new normal with a little focus and practice.”

When someone offers you an opportunity to improve your performance, say “Yes, I can get this done swiftly and excellently.”

When you face a fear or confront a challenge, say “Yes, I can turn this into a gift and see this as a blessing.”

Related to the words you speak are the things you focus on. We don’t really see the world the way it is, we see the world as WE are through the personal lens of our most intimate beliefs.

Look for good and you’ll find it. That’s just the way the brain works.

Hunt for success, and you’ll get it. It’s not a mystical process. It’s just that the brain can’t focus on a million bits of stimuli at once so it selects out what you’ve taught it to think is unimportant.

In my personal entrepreneurial journey I learned that it’s not what I did that brought things into my life, it was the the better I was feeling the more I was allowing flow into my life.

On that note, create a new daily habit to start to feel the things you wish to have and create in your life. Take steps towards creating those things you feel most for and before you know it you will see and feel the power of “Yes I Can”.

Take this challenge and I invite you to create your own experience. Write down all the things you wish to create that you may feel you can’t. Once you have completed the list write down next to each sentence “Yes I can” and list 200 benefits why you should have and create those things. In time you will experience the magic of the universe deliver you exactly that.

You can learn more on how to do this daily using TJS Evolutionary Method that i talk about in my recent book, A Path to Wisdom. To get your copy please visit www.apathtowisdom.com

  • H.R. Bradford

    “I love that science is now catching up with what the wisest, most successful and happiest among us have known for years: the words we speak shape our thinking, mold our behavior and construct our beliefs.” Um… “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” William James (1842 – 1910)