"You throw like a girl."
You broke my favorite_______, You are such a klutz.
You’re eating again? You are going to be so fat.
Fix your hair—you look like a moron.
You keep dressing like that you’ll turn into a bum.
Why can’t you be like everybody else? You need to fit in; otherwise people will think you’re a lunatic.
You are never on time. You’ll be late for your own funeral.
You’ll never find a mate—who would want you?
Go to school. Get a job. Nobody ever makes it in business unless they lie, cheat, and steal.
Rich people are all bad. Be thankful you’re poor.
You’re trying what? Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!
You are such an idiot.
BUT—you have within you the power to change all of this.
Understand that this nonsense has been running your thinking process for a very long time. It will take work to re-program your mind. But it can indeed be done. And if you feel like you’re stuck in some kind of rut, always trying to get ahead but can’t, this re-programing must be done before things will change.
Here’s the good news—you can do it. It’s not difficult. But it does take determination.
The first step is realizing that these programs are running things and need to be changed. You didn’t put them there. But you have allowed them to control you nonetheless. Time to rewrite them.
Belief is a strong motivator. Believe that you can have or become whatever you wish if you’re willing to work for it.
"But I work my tushy off," you say. "And I still have not amounted to anything."
That’s because you still believe you can’t. The only thing holding you from your dreams is your mental programing.
Before you can change this, you must desire to change it. You must take a good hard look at what the programing is, which can sometimes be painful, and then you must
let it go.
You must fill your mind with positive-ness. By the books you read. By the things you THINK about all day long. By the things you say. By the actions you take. By your REACTIONS when things don’t go as planned.
For example, let's say you do something stupid.
We all do at times.
But HOW WE REACT to that determines our future more than you might realize. Do you immediately RE-AFFIRM how stupid you are? Do you let it ruin your day? Your week? Or are you able to let it go and laugh about it and MOVE ON?
When finances are tight and bills pile up, do you rant and rave about how you are never going to get ahead? If so, you are RE-AFFIRMING the old programming.
Take the time to observe yourself doing this. And then, once you see it, you’ll be able to catch yourself the next time. REVERSE IT. As you pay your bills say, “Someday people will be sending their money to me.” BELIEVE IT.
It’s ALL IN THE HEAD. And YOU are in charge. If you decide to be. You can determine what gets put into there. You can determine what you say and do. So—are you doing that?
I used to watch the 11:00 PM News every night before bed. I always woke up grumpy. What was happening was that all night long my mind was processing all that negative information about the world around me. It took a broken TV for me to realize that when I didn’t watch the nightly News I woke up happy. By the same token, when I stopped reading the morning paper, my days started to go much better.
PROGRAMING. Put in crud; guess what you experience all day. Put in positive-ness, suddenly the whole world seems so much better.
But the world isn’t what changed—YOU HAVE.
I don’t know too much about cars, but I do know that if you have bad stuff in your gas tank, or your oil hasn’t been changed for a while, or you have a dirty air filter, and so forth, your car doesn’t run so well. Isn’t it amazing how much better it runs when those things are changed. Cleaned up. Replaced. Wow! So why do we allow our MINDS to become so cluttered with crud?
Oh, I know we didn’t really have control over our upbringing and schooling and the place we grew up. But we have control over where we go from here.
Stay with me. I’ll help you through this mess. There’s much more to come.
©2015 Gabriel Strump