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How to use the Mind to Create the Life you Want

July 18, 2016

We all possess a power that we might rarely tap into – find out how to use your mind to create any experience that you desire. 

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As humans we are extremely fortunate to be able to use the mind to create positive life experiences. But either through disbelief, fear that it won’t work, or a lack of know-how, lots of people fail to understand the full potential of the mind.

The way in which you live your life, and your level of fulfillment and happiness, boils down to nothing more and nothing less, than the nature of your thoughts.  

Your mind already plays a massive role in how you live your life, whether you are conscious of it or otherwise, so why not use it to your advantage?

Here I explain how to use the mind to create the life you want. 

Recreate Your Mind

If I could provide just one crucial tip for improving your life, it would be this – reinvent your mind. The only way to make improvements is through change, and the mind is no exception.

Thoughts that are negative, self-depleting and pessimistic, have shown to cause unhappiness. Whereas thoughts of a positive nature, are proven to do the opposite. 

For just a moment, I’d like to ask you to forget your fears, forget any troubles from the past and forget any limitations that have been formed in your mind. You’ll find that when you release old thoughts that are holding you back, you are left with a blank canvas from which to grow.

When you let go of all the negativity in your mind, you then have the space and ability to add anything to that canvas, which is where positive thinking comes in.

Note, the first part of this exercise is essential, for you cannot move forward when stagnant thoughts are still at play.

Just be aware of the fact that you need to be dedicated to positive thinking; after all, you’ve been thinking in a certain manner for perhaps your entire life, so changing it requires determination. In time, positive thinking will become second nature but to begin with, you’ll need to make a conscious effort.

Positive Thinking Tools

When it comes to positive thinking, there are a huge array of tools available to each and every one of us.

Affirmations, for instance, are short, powerful statements that can be used to reprogram the conscious and subconscious mind.

They work by altering self-limiting beliefs and providing confidence in any area that they are applied to, from relationships, to personal growth, right through to career prospects.

If, for example, you are being held back by self-doubt, simply saying, “I can do it” several times each day will do wonders for your life.

I suggest honing in on certain areas that you’d like to improve, and using affirmations accordingly. Affirmations can Transform Your Life in 30-Days, provides further explanations on how to do this.

Affirmations are just one of the many tools that can be used to transform your thoughts from negative to positive. In fact, there has never been a better time to immerse yourself in positive thinking – there are a whole range of free resources out there to take advantage of, some of which I’ve listed below. 

YouTube is jam-packed with useful videos on self-improvement; whether it’s affirmations, learning to master the mind, growing while you sleep, you name it, YouTube’s got it.

Apps – a quick search on your smartphone will reveal a decent selection of apps that are solely focused on mindfulness. Many of them are free and/or have paid options. Apps are great because they’re available at your fingertips and can provide positive encouragement at any given moment.

Newsletters – if you’re always on the go and haven’t the time to sit and trawl the web, why not sign up to a newsletter that provides positive encouragement straight to your inbox? I may be biased but many people have found value in Soul Analyse’s weekly newsletter.

Blogs – there are countless brilliant blogs out there that provide support to those interested in improving their lives. The Master Shift – a non-profit organisation, for example, offers a plethora of mindfulness information.

Tune Into Abundance

The father of motivation, Wayne Dyer, once said, “Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”

Whether you want improved health, relationships or opportunities, it is all there waiting for you, you just haven’t aligned with it yet. Energy flows where your attention goes.

If you want a new job, for example, firstly, you need to believe that you are capable of securing a job that meets your wishes. Secondly, you need to channel your energy into getting it.

If you don’t believe you are capable of reaching your goals, chances are you won’t. In a similar vein, if you wholeheartedly believe that you have the ability to achieve whatever it is you set your mind to, it’s pretty certain that you’ll make it happen.

Take a look at the world’s most successful people; some of them came from impoverished backgrounds but their upbringing and past didn’t hinder their chances of success. Why? Because they tuned into their goals.

Positive thinking is an evergreen cycle – with all facets supporting one another; you can’t have goals without belief and you can’t have belief without goals. When combined, however, the results are tremendous.

You can use your mind to transform your entire life – affirmations, positive thinking, self-belief and aligning with your goals – are powerful ideas to get you started.

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  • Sarah Glanville

    Great tips for mastering the mind, thanks SA. What about when it comes to negativity, how can I be positive when there’s a lot of ‘stuff’ to handle?

    • Mike Straw

      Sarah I always try to think, will this be important to me next year? If the answer is no, I don’t sweat it 🙂

      • Sarah Glanville

        Thnx Mike, the answer is more often a resounding no 😉

  • Mike Straw

    I’m learning to recreate my mind, it’s a long process but I’m getting there 🙂

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