Today I want to share with you a trick to change your mindset.
The way you feel about anything comes down to two things. The pictures you make in your head and the words you say to yourself.
Never ever forget this. Your mind responds to these two things always.
This is fantastic because we can control these pictures we create and the words we say. We simply have to choose to do it.
Let me give you an example of how this works.
My dog is 14 and has gotten to the place where she needs to go outside to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. She won’t leave the porch unless we go out with her and walk her around the yard.
Night after night I would say to myself how awful it was. How I just wanted to be in my own bed. How I wouldn’t be able to fall back to sleep and how tired I would be in the morning. My brain saw pictures for all of this. The more I thought it and pictured it the more dramatic it would become.
I was feeling irritated, frustrated, and grumpy. This isn’t how I wanted to feel. After all it’s not her fault she’s getting old and is having these issues.
What I really wanted to feel was love and patience and of course, I can’t change my dog the only thing I can do is change how I react to the situation.
Knowing that I can change how I feel by changing the words I say to myself aka my thoughts and the pictures in my mind that is what I choose to do.
The words I choose were, “There is no place I’d rather be in this moment than helping my friend feel secure”. The image I had was I was helping my old friend who I love and who loves me.
When I say these words each time they quiet my mind. I relax and I look for the stars. I walk near her favorite spots and she follows. I feel patient and loving.
Some might say I am just lying to myself because I really would rather be in my bed but telling the truth doesn’t make me feel loving and patient so yes, I lie to my mind. I trick it so I can feel how I want to feel and be who I want to be in this situation.
When I’m at my best I’m lying to it pretty often. I not only lied in this situation,  I cheated frustration and irritation and then I stole back the emotions I want to be feeling.
And here’s a secret. This doesn’t just work for situations with dogs in the middle of the night. It works when you apply it to that impossible goal you want to achieve. Give it a try. Create the pictures and say the words and you’ll change the outcome.
What if you could cheat fear, self-doubt, and confusion when it comes to your impossible goal? What would be possible if you could steal back clarity, commitment, and confidence? In my 1:1 program, you’ll not only learn more about this trick you’ll learn other tools you need to shift your mindset and turn that impossible goal into epic existence. If you’re ready for this kind of support book a free call with me here 
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