Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Think and Speak Like a Winner

Hello Friends and Fellow Networkers,

I hope you are having an incredible summer spreading hope, opportunity and the American Dream across this great land. I am so thankful to have a thriving network marketing business in this economy, and I feel that it is my obligation to get the word out to people who may not believe that there is a better way...a MUCH better way!

It is amazing at how much negativity surrounds us each and every day. Negative people, negative friends, negative relatives...and negative news! So how do we keep our heads right so that we can live a fulfilling and prosperous life?

Our thoughts determine our actions, our moods, our self-image, even the words we speak. We can change our situation in life simply by changing the way we think.

Our thoughts determine our destiny.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you.
You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
When I started my journey in network marketing. I wanted to be we a winner. I quickly realized that I had to start THINKING and SPEAKING like a winner. Even though I had some success early on, I knew I needed to change my thinking and how I reacted to situations, in order to have the success that I truly desired. I began to read and listen to positive books and audios that would help me in my own personal development. I discovered that there is one distinctive trait that all winners have:
They KNOW that Success is a MENTAL GAME - they understand the POWER OF POSITIVE THOUGHTS.
The most important thing that I did was learn to guard my mind. There is a constant battle going on in your mind between positive and negative thoughts. Remember, you will become what you think about. If you make the mistake of dwelling on negative thoughts, you are going to wind up someone and somewhere you don't want to be. Negative thinking is the utter destruction of your dreams.
It was amazing to me when I started to learn that I could control my thoughts and the direction of my life. Most have never learned this powerful information. When our mental muscles are weak, we are easily swayed by the influences, opinions, and ideas of others.
When your Belief in YOU and YOUR DREAM
is Greater than your belief in other people's opinions,
You will have mastered your life!!
I believe that there are two main sources of negativity that assault our minds and thoughts.
Our environment: Outside influences feed us negative information all day long. Turn off the news! It is OK to be informed, it is not OK to be fully immersed. News has to sell, and what sells better, positive or negative news? Sadly, we all know the answer.
Unfortunately, most of us are surrounded by pessimistic people - family members, peers, business associates, even people who we casually meet. Most of these people are not negative intentionally; they are just affected by the same negative environment that we are. However, that doesn't change the fact that if we constantly listen to negative, depressed people, we will become negative and depressed.
Self-destructive thoughts - to many people believe that their past equals their future. In other words, they think that their past failures and disappointments will continue and that they will never achieve the success they desire.
You must train your mind and develop the mental muscle and the will to resist the negativity that comes at you from all directions. Condition yourself to think positively, or you'll go back to the pessimistic state of mind that most people live in.
If you don't control your mind, it will control you.
Here are few steps that helped me, they may help you as well.
1. See things as they are. It is easy to think that things are worse than what they are. Most of the things that we "worry" about NEVER happen. This type of thinking drains our positive energy. When you consistently see things as worse than what they are, you become overwhelmed and discouraged.
2. Be aware of your thoughts. Are they positive and uplifting or negative and destructive? Ask yourself, "Is this type of thinking empowering to me and my dream?" Self-awareness is the first step to change.
3. Get rid of any negative thoughts immediately and replace with positive. Keep your mind strong by feeding it positive thoughts of success.
What is wrong is ALWAYS available. So is what is RIGHT!
If you want to be a TOP achiever, choose to find the positive in EVERY situation. Instead of asking, "Why did this happen to me?" Ask yourself, "What can I learn from this and how can I use this to grow and serve others?"
If you change your thoughts, you will change your beliefs.
If you change your beliefs, you will change your expectations.
If you change your expectations, you will change you attitude.
If you change your attitude, you will change your behavior.
If you change your behavior, you will change your performance.
If you change your performance, YOU WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Feel free to email me your thoughts or comments on this BLOG. If you have any topics of interest or questions, please let me know.
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Until Next Time,
Dream Big, Live Big, Give Big!!
Johnna