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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Change Your Mind

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Change Your Mind

Written by Steven Griggs |

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”
Lao Tzu

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Wayne Dyer

“To change your circumstances, you first need to change your mind”
Steven Griggs

I was thinking about all the self- help books out there that offer ways to change your life by implementing a new regimen or new approach. This could be around your relationships, your diet, gaining more control of your time, making money, etc. These are all great topics and there is a lot of good information out there.

But there is something missing. The one topic that is almost never addressed is what to do about your inner game. The real game. The majority of information out there addresses the symptoms of your life. The circumstances you find yourself in.

Some people love to swim in the soup of their circumstances. It’s easier and simpler to accept their circumstances and buy into it as their reality. They feel that life is happening to them rather than they are happening to life. As part of this process, they actually blame other people, the economy, companies, the government. Anyone but themselves. They simply do not and cannot take any responsibility for their circumstances. They capitulate and slip into victim hood.

To break out of this paradigm you must begin to take responsibility, to accept that YOU created your circumstances.

This is hard because it doesn’t resonate with your conscious mind. Your conscious mind can’t acknowledge that you attract everything thing you are and have into your life. It doesn’t make sense to it.

So begin by taking small steps in accepting responsibility. For example, when something “happens” to you watch how you think about it. Do you immediately blame someone or something? Can you see any part of how it might have come from you, even the tiniest bit?

“Well maybe if I hadn’t been so pushy, the waiter might not have been so grumpy and our food wouldn't have been cold”. Or “If I hadn’t been trying to make the yellow light, I might not have been speeding and gotten that ticket”.

Just a small bit acknowledgement that maybe this didn’t happen in a vacuum, that maybe you did have a just a teeny bit of responsibility.

Just try look at situations from a “responsible” viewpoint. Try saying “I’m totally responsible” for something even if you don’t really believe it at the time.

It may begin to open you up to seeing that “Wow, I really did create that situation” or at the very least you had some part in it.

To change your life, you need to change your mind. Start today.