Diets are always in style. Every time you turn
around, someone is coming out with a new and
improved diet. The latest craves are the Atkins
Diet, the South Beach Diet, and Dr. Phil even
has a diet he's promoting. Everyone is on a diet.
That's how I came up with the idea of a "mental" diet.
I thought it would be interesting if we put
our mentality on a diet.
What I mean by this is let's, for the next
month or two, go on a mental diet. Let's
watch what we are feeding into our subconscious
mind. What I mean by this is let's pay close
attention to the stuff that we feed into our
conscious mind and make sure that we are only
feeding POSITIVE thoughts into our mind.
Let's pretend that negative thoughts are the
new carbs. And every time you feed negative
thoughts into your mind, it's like eating an
entire cheesecake-with strawberries on the top.
Take time to stop and pay attention to the
thoughts that penetrate your subconscious
mind for the next month or two; you might
be surprise by the amount of negative images
that are fed into your conscious mind every
day and even every second of the day.
Just to prove this thought, let's do an
experiment. Today or tomorrow, when you
are at work, go somewhere that a lot of
employees congregate. It could be the
coffee maker, the water cooler, the smoking
section or the cafeteria-and eavesdrop on
If you do this, you will realize that most
people are negative. I'm sure they are not
even aware of the negative thoughts or the
negative energy they are putting out all day
every day. If you just listen to the conversations
you will most likely hear nothing but complaining.
They will be complaining about their work load;
about their supervisor; about their spouse; about
their children; about their day-complain, complain,
complain, on just about anything and everything.
On a mental diet, it is your job to stop all the
negative thoughts and images that come into your
mind. If you find yourself engaging in negative
conversation, remember, you are on a mental diet.
You cannot feed negative thoughts into your mind
for the next couple of months.
Watching the news and certain television shows is
out of the question--too much negativity. Now, I
know that some of you are news junkies and that
you may have news withdrawal. But don't worry. If
there is anything that happens that is really news
worthy, you will know. Someone will feel compelled
to tell you-trust me.
In order to change your life, you must change the
way you think. There's no other way around it.
To become more aware of HOW you think, you have to
become aware of your thoughts and your habits.
Everything that you do is out of habit-the way you
walk, talk, work, dress, and behave is out of your
Your conditioning comes from years of doing things
a certain way. The way you do things is due to the
fact that you have programmed your subconscious mind
to work in a certain way. If you want to change your
life, you have to change your programming. In order
to change your programming, you must first become
aware of the negative thoughts that are penetrating
your subconscious mind.
People who are successful are those who have learned
to eliminate their negative thoughts-they are on mental
diets. They only allow positive thoughts to penetrate
their subconscious mind. All negative thoughts are rejected.
Discovering your life's purpose is the easy part.
LIVING your life's purpose is the hardest part because
of your previous subconscious programming. In order to
make changes you must go on a mental diet and change
your negative thoughts such as "Who would ever pay me
to do that?" "I can't do anything other than what I
have been doing, even if I hate the job that I presently
have." "I have no talents and no abilities."
These are the negative thoughts that we MUST eliminate
in order to move forward with our lives.
ACTION POINT: DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT allow any
negative thoughts to enter your mind for the next
few weeks. If you find yourself having a negative
thought, participating in a negative conversation,
or viewing negative images-STOP. Replace the negative
thought with a positive thought. If you are engaging
in a negative conversation-STOP, and walk away, or
better yet, tell the person you are conversing with
that you are on a mental diet and refuse to participate
in any negative chitchat.
If you seriously go on a mental diet, you will start
seeing the results in your life. Positive attracts
positive. Negative attracts negative. Like attracts
like. It's the law of attraction. It works all the time.
Change your thoughts and you can change your life.
Dawn Fields is a motivational speaker, author and spiritual life coach who teaches about discovering and living your life's purpose. Visit the web site at http://www.dawnfields.com and be sure to tune into her radio show, Your Life's Purpose Interactive Internet Radio Show each Thursday at 9 p.m. EST at http://www.dawnfields.com/radioshow.htm. Be sure to sign up for Your Life's Purpose weekly newsletter by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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