You know, this last week has been crazy! I’ve written, coached and worked extremely hard. I’ve also been making connections and I have a couple of difficult decisions to make.
I’m not the least bit stressed, although I do need to catch up on some sleep. The demands I have in front of me are the demands I’ve chosen. And I accept them and I’m prepared to carry the weight of them. This is what a Player does.
Overall it’s been a great summer so far, I can’t complain. But enough about me, I’m sure you came here for some Game. Due to time constraints I have to keep this one short but I think it will powerful none-the-less.
I was up in Chattanooga this past July 4th to get a change of environment and catch a fireworks show. I watched the families and people around me and I contemplated for a moment. It’s funny how everyone is searching for moments of happiness. Many people look for happiness and contentment outside of themselves. Those are fleeting and become nothing other than memories.
As no surprise to many of you, true happiness should come from within. But that’s easier said than done. But why? Consider this for a moment. We spend a lot of time “in our head”. In fact, the average person has around 40 thoughts per minute. That equals out to anywhere between 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. That’s a lot of thinking!
Out of all those thought, how many are actually beneficial? How many of those thoughts uplift you, inspire you and keep you motivated? How many of those thoughts are of fears, doubts and worries?
The golden question is: If over half of your daily thoughts are negative, dis-empowering, fearful, doubtful and limiting, then what happens over the course of a month to a person? Or even a year?
You can think positive and repeat positive affirmations all you want, but if only 10,000 of your thoughts are “good” and the other 40,000 to 60,000 are “bad", which one wins? Where is the majority of your energy going? Which type of thinking is dominant?
Here’s something to consider… The dominant force always wins.
If I was in an empty room and that room is freezing cold, even if I make a small fire in the middle, the entire room will warm up slightly, but overall the cold is still dominant. I would literally need to make a huge raging fire to fully heat up that ice-cold room.
You could take solid rock and have a continuous stream of water run over it. Eventually, over time, that rock would slowly wear down. The water is dominant because there is a constant source of it. The dominant force always wins.
So what is the dominate force in the way you think?
In the Game we talk a lot about dominant and submissive forces. And real Game can be applied both inside of yourself and outside of yourself. So when we deal with what’s inside us, we need understand that just like in nature, the dominant force always wins.
This takes us back to a very old saying, “If the mind believes it can’t, then it can’t. If the mind believes it can, then it can.” How does this work? Through training your mind in such a way that you control what becomes dominant within it.
Sorry, affirmations and positive thinking are fleeting. They’re not permanent and the mind itself usually fights against them. But these processes do teach us something. They show us that there is a power in repetition.
Some say that repetition is a means to put things into your sub-conscious mind. And this is where the real magic happens. I agree with the power of the sub-conscious mind, but there are much more effective ways to place things in there.
Just like in nature, one of the tricks is that the dominant force always wins.
If the majority of your thoughts are negative repeatedly, that’s what seeps into the sub-conscious. And 30-minutes of repeating affirmations and visualizing goals for yourself will not outweigh the dominance of your overall state of mind.
The continuous stream of negative (water), will wear down the positive (rock).
Think about it. Until next time…
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