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Question everything. Ask yourself what you might be assuming.
Dig deeply, and look at every facet of that assumption. It might be helpful to type or write this out.
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... and find evidence for at least one of them. Your mind is subconsciously finding evidence for its assumptions, and now you are going to fight fire with fire.
Repetition is how the mind learns. Eventually, your subconscious mind will accept your redefinitions, and you will s...
... without judging. However you feel is fine. Emotions are attention-getting devices that the mind uses to help you observe your thoughts.
Notice, especially, when you don’t feel good.
Feelings are caused by thoughts. You can access these thoughts by asking “Why? I feel this way?”
The thoughts behind the emotion can show you your mind’s misunderstandings, because any thought that causes an unpleasant emotion is likely caused by an assumption. And assumption...
Look at the “evidence” for your belief.
The mind can only see evidence for what it already believes. Seek what experiences is your mind using to prove its “negative thought” true. List them. Then ask why they are true and if they make sense.
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...to counteract that ask yourself better questions.
Questions that will help you to feel better but also to learn so you can grow.
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An excuse is often masking the real, but hidden reason you're avoiding doing something.
If you catch yourself making an excuse, ask yourself if it is true, to discover what lies behind the excuse.
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