How to Create a Breakthrough in Any Area of Your Life
We all have stories, those narratives we tell ourselves about why we can or cannot do or achieve something in our lives. Whether we believe we can or can’t, we’re usually right, because our expectation controls our focus, perceptions, and the way in which we feel and act.
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It directly influences how you experience things in life.
Our words play an important part in shaping our existence, so if your internal self-talk is negative, your external exper...
The words we attach to our experience become our experience.
Words have a biochemical effect on the body. For example, if you use a word like “devastated,” you’re going to produce a very different biochemical effect than if you say, “I’m a bit disappointed.”
Replace just one word that will transform the way you experience something “negative.” This is how you create a choice instead of a habitual reaction.
These small changes in your vocabulary give you the power to change your experiences in life by lowering the intensity of negative emotions to the point where they no longer control you.
The secret to effectively setting and achieving your goals is to have a large vision and an achievable plan.
The pursuit matters just as much as the goal.
Consider why you're pursuing your goal and how the journey to achieve it will help you grow as a person.
People often give up on their resolutions because they set unattainable goals.
Try to set a goal that you can reasonably achieve within one year. If it is challenging to complete it in your set timeframe, you might become overwhelmed and give up. If the goal will take more than one year, try and set a benchmark for what you'd like to accomplish in a year.
Most people want to change themselves completely. The problem is wanting to do everything at once.
Because this intense motivational boost can backfire — you shift from over-enthusiasm...
It is a byproduct of self-discipline — it requires a method, not just a positive attitude.
Rather than worrying about the end result, focus on how to make daily progress.
But by pushing ourselves too hard, we exhaust the mental muscles needed to stay focused, to avoid temptations, and to persist in the face of frustration or failure.