Knowing These Secrets Will Make Your Productivity Look Amazing
Changing our day-to-day behaviors may be easier than previously imagined. By meditating on and repeating motivational and inspirational quotes, we're better prepared to alter our thought patterns, productivity, behaviors and, consequently, change our lives.
Here's how it's done.
If we believe something to be easy, we find little, if any, struggle in accomplishing it. However, if we imagine something to be challenging to achieve, then our struggle becomes more apparent. If we imagine it is difficult to alter a particular behavior, we will always find experiences that may justify that belief.
Take this, for example. We awaken one morning and decide that:
"Here is the day I start losing weight. When things get difficult, I will not take junk food, but rather, I'll focus on something else to help keep my mind occupied. It'll be tough in the beginning, but I'm going to give it a try."
If you continue with this particular thought pattern and belief, don't be surprised to get yourself struggling more frequently than not. Why?
If we look at this example closely, we find a couple of thought patterns and beliefs already in place. We have determined to accomplish something best for ourselves, but we do ourselves an injustice by choosing certain negative thought patterns, beliefs, and words that accompany it.
We have said,
"When things get difficult...."
(This has already been assuming that there will be difficult moments! Strike one!)
"It'll be tough at first..."
(This has already been assuming it is likely to be difficult in the beginning! Strike two!)
"...but I'm going to give it a try."
(Remember the movie "The Karate Kid"..."There is no "try," there is only "do." Strike three!)
Now you can find hundreds of products on the market that may assist people in losing weight. Or even all of them, some may benefit various people at various stages of their goal. However for many individuals who have convinced themselves that slimming down is difficult, some products may are unsuccessful when our thought patterns are more powerful than our want to change.
Here's a thing that I've done to alter a behavior I no more desired.
I recently lost 20lbs in about 12 weeks. I didn't like just how I looked, felt, as well as thought, for that matter. I wanted to alter and take some action towards it.
First, I realized that I had to alter my way of considering losing weight. My old thought patterns were no more employed by me. My thoughts were like little tiny pictures that I projected within my mind of how heavy I was. I no more wanted these pictures or thought patterns part of my life. I had to choose a thought pattern and belief that would be easier to consider about.
I chose this thought,
"Losing weight now is easier than I thought."
Perhaps not probably the most suitable for everyone, however it worked for me.
Secondly, I chose a phrase I wanted to focus on for that day, week, or month to greatly help me accomplish my goal (Start with just a day, or just one hour for that matter. Keep it simple.) The phrase I chose needed to be in regards to the change I do want to make. For instance, I chose the word "FOCUS," as I felt that I wanted to consider it all the time, focusing more on slimming down than gaining it. Choose any word provided that it relates to your situation. (Attitude, Energy, Action, Belief...)
Following that, I scoured the Internet for motivational and inspirational quotes that resonated within me related to that specific word I chose. Quotes that I could remember, especially ones that spoke as to the I desired to accomplish.
But here's the most crucial part.
I wanted quotes that have been powerful enough to alter my thought patterns the minute I read them. Quotes that spoke if you ask me when my eyes fell upon them. Quotes that forced me to pause and think for a moment. Quotes that had that extra "edge" where my mind said, "Yes. That is one."
They are all signs of a quote that held power for me. I "focused" on the following quotes.
"All that we are is caused by what we have thought." Buddha
"The only way to find out the limits of the possible is to rise above them in to the impossible." Arthur C. Clarke
"It's not what you achieve in the end that matters; it's who you feel in the process." Author Unknown
I found dozens of quotes that I resorted to from time to time, but I came back to these three. They spoke of who I was, what I desired to accomplish, and who I desired to become as I worked towards my goal.
I wrote them down. I carried these quotes with me constantly. I read them and meditated in it whenever I had the chance to. At the job, home, or at the gym (yup, I finally got myself to exercise, primarily by focusing on Arthur C. Clarke's quote!), I centered on these three powerful quotes to greatly help me FOCUS on which I wanted.
Because I changed my thought patterns over time, I can honestly say I am 20 lbs lighter and a lot happier. I can honestly say I am 20 lbs lighter and a lot happier. Yes, I will be the first ever to admit that accomplishing the target involved more than just thinking, but it all began with my thoughts. The thoughts then permeated into my actions. (Now I need to FOCUS on maintaining that weight, so for me, a whole new thought pattern begins.)
Here are the three steps again:
1. Decided to alter your way of considering a behavior, making it easier for you personally to consider it. Phrase it simply.
2. Choose a phrase to focus on to alter that behavior for a few time.
3. Find a minimum of three motivational or inspirational quotes related to that specific word powerful enough to alter your overall thought patterns the minute you read them. Meditate in it and repeat them, silently or aloud, every chance you get.
Be patient. Stick to it. Give it some time.
Why you think companies provide a 30-day money-back guarantee? They know that it becomes a habit if you do something for 30 days, and so long as need to go back it! (Learned something, huh?) Give it time.
The first step to what you need to accomplish is changing the mind and the thought patterns and beliefs associated with your behavior. Thoughts are the precursor to action, and thus thoughts occur before any action takes place. That's what needs to be changed first—your thoughts.
It worked for me, and I am hoping this inspires and motivates you to achieve your goal.