Saturday, 14 September 2013

Do Your Thoughts Defeat You? by: Susan Russo

"Self-sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn't happen." -Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby 

Do you think a trained athlete goes into a game thinking, "I know I'm going to lose, I can just feel it." Or, "I'll never win this I'm just not as good as the others." Or, "Who am I kidding, with my luck I'm going to lose.

No way! These people are not only trained in their field of expertise but they are "mentally" trained to prepare for the big events in their lives. They are mentally pumped up! They visualize peak performance. They see themselves winning. They master their mental skills so they perform at their best. They are in the "Zone." 

It's the same with your life. Do you believe you will succeed? Do you know without a question that no matter what life throws you, you are a survivor? Do you look at life with hope and anticipation of good following you? Or, are you a defeatist? Do you approach your life with a negative attitude and a foreboding that if the worst can happen, the worst will happen? 

If you are walking around saying things like, "I'll never do or have whatever it is I want," whether it's to get married, lose weight, get that job, find a way out of debt, be happy and on and on; you will suffer defeat before you ever get in the game. 

It's time to take a look at the glass and be honest as to whether or not you see that glass half empty or half full. Decide how you want to approach life. If you are on the "right" thinking path; keep on going. But, if you find yourself walking down Poor Me Highway, it's time to get off at the next exit and put yourself back on course. 

People will go and work out for an hour, they will shop till the drop, they will spend hours reading a book, they will spend time watching or playing a sport but, when do they take the time to get in touch with their inner-self and in particular their inner dialogue? 

If you slow down and breathe and really listen to your thoughts you will start to see why your life is where it is right now; why you haven't met anyone yet, why you're still fat, why you won't let go of the past, why you're still in debt and why you're still unhappy. 

Your thoughts are the conduit for your experiences. Whatever you mentally put out there, whether you're aware of it or not, is exactly what you will see showing up in your life. Your life is a mirror of what you think. 

So if you want to get into the game of life and play it like a champ; enjoying the thrill of winning and being a viable contender. Then don't allow your thoughts to defeat you before you even give yourself a chance. 

Start today and let yourself know that it's inherent in your nature to be a winner. You have the God/Allah/Higher Power given ability to do the thing you think you can't and have success in any area of your life. 

Tap into the strength that is already within you to be the best you can be and leave the rest behind. Get the word "loser" out of your vocabulary and triumph over a defeatist mentality to win the prize of your life - Happiness, peace of mind and the confidence to be anything you want to be and do anything you want to do!

About The Author
Do you want to live a better life or do you just want to talk about it? Susan Russo is an author whose direct approach is a wake-up call for those who are sleep walking through life. Find out how to wake up each day and enjoy your life at: