Thursday, March 12, 2009
Students of the human mind tell us that our minds cannot tell the difference between what actually happens and what is vividly visualized. Therefore, it is imperative to fill your mind with positive thoughts. Abraham Lincoln said it was his observation that people were just about as happy as they made up their minds to be and Henry Ford said that whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're probably right. By "Acting as if" you have achieved your goals, you mind will react as though you have in fact achieved that goal. For example, if your mindset is that you weigh 200 pounds and need to lose 80 pounds, your mind perceives you as a 200 pound person and adjusts your appetite and metabolism accordingly. If you eat a reduced calorie diet and your mind thinks you are not getting enough to eat, it will slow down your metabolic process. Conversely, if your mindset is that you are a 120 pound person who is temporarily carrying around an extra 80 pounds, you mind will set your appetites and your metabolism to that of a 120 pound person and your body will take care of itself and shed those extra pounds you are carrying with you like it was a bag of rocks that you could set down on the roadside.