Note: This is my personal aha from reading the book, The One Minute Millionaire – The Enlightened Way to Wealth written by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. Feel free to check out the previous aha blog post tagged under aha’s or start from here. Whatever works for you.
I realize I have not posted about the Aha’s in a while. I guess I took a break for the month of December. While I wasn’t posting I was still thinking about all the Aha moments from this book and doing my best to incorporate them in my life. Okay, let’s get to this chapter – Changing your reality is a snap.
There are a few sentences that stand out to me in this chapter that I have to share with you. It is, “You can control your thinking. Your thinking controls your behavior. Your behavior controls your results.” Wow – that just makes sense. Our thinking can really control our behavior and ultimately our results.
Here is an example, if you think that working out can be fun and it is great for your body and helps reduce your stress you might want to work out. But, if you think I am so tired I can’t work out right now it is too much effort then you probably will sit on the couch and watch TV.
Another example is instead of saying, “I don’t know how to do that.” you can say, “I am going to learn how to do that.” Even saying the words to yourself gives you a different level of energy. Try it.
This chapter also talked about the “yeah, but . . .” that we do in our heads. I was just doing it about a project I am considering doing or shall I say finishing. I had so many “yeah, buts . . .” and then I read this chapter again and it got me thinking maybe I will finish the project. I am not sure if I am trying to talk myself out of it with my “yeah, buts . . .” or if I really am not interested in finishing it. Guess I need to think about whether my “yeah, buts . . .” are taking over and influencing my decision. More to come on that one.
Next time you notice yourself feeling or saying negative things to yourself or you get the old “yeah, buts . . .” going try to stop yourself and change your thoughts and see how you feel afterwards.
One more idea from this chapter was to put a rubber band on your wrist and every time you are thinking something more negative you snap the rubber band. When I did this for about a month I noticed that I wasn’t actually snapping the rubber band much. It wasn’t that I thought positive all the time but it did show me that I tend to lean more to the positive of a situation versus the negative. I already knew this about myself but it was a fun exercise. You might try it and see if you snap it a lot or not so much. It will give you a good perspective on your thoughts and if you are snapping a lot then you know you need to make a change for the positive.