I spent New Year’s Day mulling over goals. Normally, I come up with a fairly long list of things I want to accomplish over the next 12 months. This year, however, I decided on only one.
Neuroscience research has convinced me that this single goal is so astonishingly powerful, that if I stick to it—and I fully intend to—will produce profound changes in my life. And yours too if you care to join me.
My one goal for 2021 is: Whenever I notice I’m having a negative thought, I will immediately replace it with a loving one.
Words are powerful. Language literally shapes our brain.
Whatever you repeat often enough—whether the words are in your head or come out your and mouth, even if they are a lie—your brain will hold as truth, your words become self-fulfilling prophecies and your behavior will follow suit.
Case in point: How drastically different conversations are with high earners than with their lower paid peers.
Underearners are constantly grumbling about the lousy economy, the lack of jobs, their fears and insecurities, refusing to believe life could improve, so why even bother.
But high earners are surprisingly upbeat about their likelihood of finding success, even those hit by hard times.
If you’re ready join me in this grand experiment, here’s how it works.
Start observing what you’re saying to others (and to yourself). Consciously talk about what you aspire to achieve, not everything that’s going (or could go) wrong.
And for heaven’s sake, Stop Telling Your Old Story. If you keep evoking your past, you’ll inevitably repeat it.
Similarly, notice those little voices in your head urging you to play small, be safe, hold back. When they pop up, thank them for sharing and immediately focus on what you deeply desire, not what you’re worried about.
Granted, this isn’t easy. That’s why I want to help you (and keep reminding myself) to be hyper vigilant. I created my virtual community, The Wealth Connection to do just that. It’s a community of women supporting women where you can talk freely about money, get support to stay on track to your financial goals and coaching from me.
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What have you resolved for 2021? Leave me a comment below and remember, language literally shapes your brain.