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Sing and Remember

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Steve Siebold on says to clarify your weight loss goals to the point where someone could wake you up at 4 in the morning and say "What are your goals?!" and you could spit them out even in a half dazed state of sleep. Siebold says this level of mental clarity is crucial when the going gets tough, "which it will."

For me the way I learn something to this level of automatic, intuitive ownership is to sing it. Over and over. (For example, in this process there came to mind a French song I learned as a child; it is stuck there forever!) So I looked at my lists and tried to cut things down to an irreduceable minimum that I could sing.

*Be thin for God's miracles in my life.
*Feel good when I look in the mirror.
*Wear cute clothes and walk tall and proud.
*Honor my awesome Creator.
*Do fun stuff. Live better and longer.
*Inspire and encourage others.

I'm singing it to a simple nursery tune. Past experience has proven it will be popping into my head at unpredictable times. Now maybe it will tra-la-la into my thoughts when the going gets tough, which it will.

But I'd still rather not be waked up and questioned at 4 a.m.!
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    I can definitely do that. I sing everything. It would only make sense to sing myself thin too. emoticon
    1918 days ago
    I love the idea of singing your goals!

    Which French song would that be? We had an LP of French folksongs when I was a kid and I can still remember a lot of the words. In fact, I'd rather have "Il etait une Bergere" going around in my head than the silly German popsong that's been there since I watched part of an awards show over the weekend!

    Mental toughness - I just started the videos but am putting them on hold till after my project is finished.
    1918 days ago
    Great idea!
    1919 days ago
    What inspiration!! I don't remember Steve S. telling us this, makes me wonder what else I did not absorb. Good thing I'm listening again.

    As I'm reading your blog, I see the birds flitting around with the ribbon in their beaks. You have a way of making me think light and airy as opposed to heavy and serious. Life is good. emoticon
    1919 days ago
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    Great Idea! I used to remember telephone numbers by giving them a rhythm (now they are on a contact list on my cell phone, lol.) Putting our goals to a rhythm is a stellar suggestion.
    1919 days ago
    Reminds me of a scripture in Job 22:28: You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.

    What we say carries a lot of weight in influencing how we act. So, sing your way to success!

    1919 days ago
    What an awesome idea! I'm more of a lyrics person, but I suppose I could borrow a tune from somewhere. It would be a good thing to be humming when I'm on my stationary bike. Some days, I play old hymns in my head while I'm riding. You are just full of great ideas! Thanks so much!
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    1919 days ago
    I like the idea of singing it. Songs are so easy to memorize. Might have to follow through on that suggestion.
    1919 days ago
    Uh-oh..... emoticon I've got my own tune in my head now.... Lol!!
    Just look where this blog has led me - Music is my passion! Now to come up with the words..... emoticon

    emoticon Songbird! ~ Laura
    1920 days ago
    Sounds like fun! Singing can solidify memory and also brighten the day. What a great plan!
    1920 days ago
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