12 Ways To Train Your Mind For Positive Thinking

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Can you really train your mind to succeed? Can you reprogram your mind to think positive, to capitalize on the power of positive thinking? Positive thinking comprises auto suggestions that influence the subconscious and positive affirmations that guide the conscious mind. Positive thinking can help you succeed where you would rather fail. Here are 12 ways with which you can train your mind to think positive and succeed in your endeavor.

1.    BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Believing in yourself, your talents, capabilities and unique skills is important both professionally and psychologically. Firm self-belief helps you helps you achieve happiness and satisfaction, because you’ll be effectively utilizing your abilities to the highest possible degree. Self belief allows you to maximize your personal potential by rising beyond any current limitations.

2.    BE COMFORTABLE WITH WHO YOU ARE

Be happy with who you are; be comfortable with your physical, mental and emotional selves. When you present yourself, know that you’re presenting an empowered, positive thinking individual. Allow this very belief, self confidence and self-esteem to radiate from you. A healthy level of self esteem and self confidence is vital in order to issue positive affirmations, and employ the power of suggestion.

3.    EMPOWER YOURSELF

Feel that you are in charge of your life, of your destiny. Accept responsibility for your destiny. Firmly believe and accept that you can use your ideas to shape your own destiny. This feeling of empowerment is a key success factor. People that are successful don’t wait for other people to shape their paths. They do it themselves.

4.    ELIMINATE AUTOMATIC THINKING

The mind, once it’s engaged in a task pattern, tends to drift and automatic thoughts keep popping up without invitation. If you’ve got a history of negative thought patterns, these automatic thoughts will instill doubt and uncertainty in your subconscious. Proactively clear your mind every time you drift and think positive thoughts only.

5.    CHANGE THOUGHT PATTERNS

Evaluate negative thought patterns that trigger failure inducing thoughts, behaviors and attitudes.  Do you start a job with great enthusiasm and then suddenly face some blockage and decide you cannot go on? Has this set into a pattern for you where you are not able to go beyond a certain point? Your success is limited by your thought pattern, not your ability. Introduce thought patterns that induce thoughts of success and trigger positive results.

6.    ENSURE YOUR MIND IS RECEPTIVE TO THE MAXIMUM

Your mind must be in a condition where it can take in and internalize your suggestions. Your mind must then be able to “own” the information and be able to make autosuggestions. Use relaxing audio elements such as soothing classical music, a repeated tantric chant, trace music or any audio aid that gets you in a maximum relaxed and receptive mood.

7.    POSITIVELY AFFIRM YOUR MIND

Find a peaceful spot and settle down for a positive affirmation session. Divert your thoughts from your everyday activities and worries. As you relax, your brain’s serotonin levels increase, making you feel more peaceful and harmonious. When you feel calm and relaxed, center your mind and focus your mind on your goals. Think repeatedly of what you need to achieve and make positive affirmations to your subconscious.

8.    HELP BUILD AUTOSUGGESTIONS

Even as you suggest thoughts of success into your subconscious, your inner mind internalizes this and turns it into autosuggestions. This helps you leverage the full power of positive affirmations and the power of suggestion. See success, feel the triumph and hear acknowledgements from your peers. Impress all these suggestions on to your inner mind – everything that you feel, hear and see.

9.    VISUALIZE SUCCESS

See yourself succeeding. Watch yourself in your mind, completing your tasks and walking free, unfettered by worries of failure. Don’t visualize a sense of relief; visualize, rather, a sense of triumph. Relief indicates that you are glad it’s all over. Triumph indicates you’re happy with the job you’ve done and you feel on top of the world.

10.    ENSURE REPETITION

Repetition is the key to a successful conditioning program. By repeating the session every day, you will target the same area of your mind which has been receptive to your suggestion, positive affirmation and visualization methods. Repetition helps the mind to absorb, retain and internalize beliefs. These beliefs then impact your behaviors and cognitive patterns.

11.    VIEW LIFE AS A SEA OF OPPORTUNITY

Life is a sea of opportunity. If one thing doesn’t work out, another will. There’s an endless ocean out there and as long as you believe firmly in your unique value-add, nothing can stop you. This, in itself, is a cognitive retraining suggestion. When you perceive life this way, your mind focuses on possibilities rather than limitations. Bad luck is a matter of perception. When your mind is receptive to opportunities, you will mine every inch of the sea of life and not view rejection as bad luck and give up.

12.    EXPECT AND ACCEPT POSITIVE CHANGE

Change is good, change is constant and change is positive. Learn to expect change and to accept change as it happens. Change is good for you when you embrace it, not when you fear it and run away from it. When you welcome change, you demonstrate the courage to explore new ideas and arenas of potential success. In consensus, an open attitude toward change is extremely essential for any kind of positive change to take place.

Teena works for SelfDevelopment.net, a one stop destination to download Self Hypnosis CDs and nlp programs recorded by world’s renowned Hypnotists.

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