You Can Do ANYTHING You Put Your Mind To
- By Carla Spark, creator of CosmicTravellerBlog.com
Yes, that title is very bold but I’m here to tell you that it is true.
And before we get into popular retorts such as, “What, so a paralyzed person could walk if they really want to?” or, “Ok so all the starving kids in Africa can just ‘put their mind’ to acquiring food and it will happen?”, just STOP. These things come from the mouths of naysayers who want to pick holes in everything rather than actually listen to the message at hand.
After all, proving it doesn’t work means you don’t have to apply yourself to it. And that’s just another excuse. So no, this statement does not apply to a paralyzed person walking.
You know who it does apply to though? You.
And I know it’s hard to believe it – honestly, I’ve been there – but you really can do
anything you put your mind to!
1. Visualize Your Success
There are scientific studies to prove that visualizing success physically affects your brain. How? Well, the neurons in our brain can’t distinguish between what is real and what isn’t.
This is also why our bodies react in a fight-or-flight response to perceived threat – it hasn’t happened yet but our brain acts as if it has.
We all know that worry causes stress, fear and upset... well, what if we chose instead to be confident in expecting success, happiness and fulfillment?
What would happen then?
Well, our bodies and brain would react to these stimuli and prepare us for all the good things that could happen. Effects of this include increased focus, improved mood, better concentration and cultivation of a positive mental attitude... effectively giving you all the tools you need to succeed!
Tip: Create a Pinterest board to display images that reflect your dream/s. Refer back to this whenever you need motivation or inspiration!
2. Rid Yourself of Limiting Beliefs
“I can’t do it.” “But I’ve always been poor.” “I don’t have enough experience.” “I can’t do it on my own!”
Said any of these things before? Well, they’re all limiting beliefs, and they’re holding you back.
Saying you can’t do something is the same as saying, “I’m not going to try”. And even if
you do try, these limiting beliefs will jeopardize your success. The problem lies in the fact that at some point in your life, one or more events caused you to make a generalization that is now holding you back.
- Identify the generalization - where in your life did this idea come from?
- Acknowledge it – Tell yourself what it is e.g. “I am scared of commitment”.
- Set about changing it. - Find examples of this belief not being true and take action against it (ex. if you believe that you’ll always be poor then act and talk as if you were financially comfortable.)
Removing limiting beliefs take A LOT of hard work but identifying them is the first step to changing them.
Tip: Seek out of examples of people who against the odds have achieved their dreams, even better if it’s people with a similar dream to you. This will show you that you CAN achieve what you always dreamed of!
3. Believe That Your Goal or Dream Is Going To Materialize.
Instead of wanting something, you have to know that it is going to come.
You have to act as if there is no doubt in your mind that you will achieve your goal. This
- Investing money in a business that is not yet making a lot of profit – Investing money in it proves that you believe its going to happen
- Telling people about the goal you’re trying to achieve - being unabashed about your dream shows others and your own subconscious that you mean serious business, so much so that you’re willing to put yourself at risk of embarrassment just to prove that you know it’s going to come true
- Starting to keep this goal in mind when you make future plans.
You have to act as if you already KNOW it is going to happen!
This mindset breeds the idea of success in your mind and will make you more set on your idea, and therefore find ways to make it happen. If you’re putting everything you have into making this thing come true then trust me, it’s going to happen!
As long as your mindset and your actions consistently reflect the idea that this dream is definitely going to enter your life then your mind and body will create the tools you need to make it happen.
Tip: Keep a notebook and consistently note down thoughts, ideas and notes to keep your mind on the goal you wish to achieve.
Don’t just take my word for it – the internet is saturated with articles about high-profile people who’ve achieved success through believing they can achieve it - Jim Carrey, Muhammad Ali, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith and Oprah Winfrey, just to name a few.
All of these people came from challenging backgrounds but still achieved their dreams.
Oprah, in fact, once said, “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe”. She could be your best proof!