Turn Any Setback to a
By Valerie Greene
people would love to find the mythical genie in a magic lamp. They’d
rub the lamp, set the genie free, and instantly get three wishes
that could change their life. What would you wish for? Money?
Success? Health? Well, guess what…you already have the magic genie’s
power within. That’s right. The power of the mind can literally
change your life and make all your wishes come true.
that everything we say, do, or think sends a message to the brain,
and the brain works very hard to make our messages come true. So if
you focus your mental energy on negative things, then in most cases
you’ll get exactly what you envisioned. On the other hand, if you
focus your mental energy on positive things, even when a situation
looks bleak, you can create a positive outcome.
saying “if life hands you lemons, make lemonade”
rings so true in creating your
outcome. While most of us often struggle with applying this to our
everyday lives, those who go on to achieve great things despite what
seem like insurmountable odds have discovered this secret—that you
can achieve what you believe is possible. Believing is the key.
also important to understand that sometimes situations are put on
our path to direct us to a destiny that we would not have otherwise
chosen on our own. So negative situations can turn into blessings.
Sometimes it can take years to realize how a situation impacts you,
but it can turn into a positive—if you allow it to. Following are
some suggestions for making the most of any situation and turning it
into a positive.
Become aware of your thoughts: Because of our busy
lifestyles today, many people aren’t aware of the majority of
thoughts they think. To get an idea of just how many thoughts
pop into your mind in a given minute, take a few moments to just
sit in a quiet spot and clear your mind. If you’ve never
consciously tried to clear you mind before, you’ll find that
it’s not as easy as it sounds. However, with this exercise you
will become aware of the messages that stream through your mind.
When you’re in solitude without interruptions of traffic, the
kids, the television, etc., you can finally hear the internal
messages that the outside world distracts you from. Knowing
these messages is key to changing your situation.
Visualize the message you send: Think of your brain like a
command center equipped with the most advanced sonar system
capable of hearing and feeling the smallest of your thoughts.
Every thought you think and word you say becomes like little
soldiers set on a mission to fulfill every command, desire,
thought, or action you initiate. Their job is to successfully
carry out the command you set.
when you catch yourself saying things like “This is going to be
hard,” you are programming your brain to believe that whatever
it is will be hard. That message then becomes an image in your
mind. Instead, create a positive image in your mind. Rather than
visualize something being hard, say, “I will enjoy this new
challenge.” The power of your mind’s eye is extraordinary. See
it, believe it, and then achieve it.
ready to cancel negative input, whether it’s from you or someone
else: Have you ever caught yourself thinking or saying
something that you realize is not actually what you wish to
create? When this happens, simply tell yourself to cancel that
Or, if you hear a negative message, in your mind visualize yourself
putting up a shield in front of yourself that will protect you from
the negativity. Let the negative messages bounce off of you. When
you think and perceive yourself as more powerful than the negative
situation, you will conquer negativity and create positive outcomes
in your life.
Give yourself permission to change your outcome: Often,
people get stuck and don’t realize they can change their
outcome. Why? Because most of us were simply never taught that
we could. What messages are you giving yourself? It’s up to you
to change your mind and to want different and better results for
yourself. You don’t have to settle for the same results you’ve
always had or the same outcomes your family and friends
experience. You can change your situation and outcome.
Create Your Future Today: Once you realize that your brain
strives to prove you right, you immediately become the master of the
messages you hear, think, and say, which in turn propels you to
create what you believe. Therefore, turning a negative into a
positive actually starts with a dream, a belief, planted so deep in
your heart and soul that it saturates your mind with endless
possibilities. Practice it every day, and you WILL change your life.
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