I’m about to tell you something here which you may think you already know. However, if you are not living the life you truly desire then you do not know it, you only think you know it!
Which means you are building your life on an assumption that is wrong, and is hurting your progress, and overall enjoyment and fulfilment.
You may know what I’m about to share with you on an intellectual level (the weakest level of knowing something). But knowing it so that you make it part of yourself is something completely different.
Well what I’m about to share with you is what you need to make ‘part of you’ either consciously or unconsciously…
In other words, if you want to have the life you desire, then you must learn it on purpose, or by mistake. But you cannot get there without it.
So if you don’t make it part of you then you are almost certainly going to remain trapped in life pretty much at the level you are at now.
Though without it in a few years time, you will probably be struggling to get back to where you are now… This is because your mind and life are not static and if you are not expanding your life, then by default you are contracting…
The skill I am about to share with you today is one of the key secrets to wealth, success, fulfilment and even becoming rich.
So you may well want to pay close attention to something which you probably think you already know!
However, before I tell you it, I need to point out that it is simple…
So simple that your learned socially conditioned human mind will assume that you either know it already, or you know it and therefore do not need to consider it…
Unfortunately what you are highly likely to do as soon as you’ve read it is this; You will go back to your life and within 20 minutes you will have completely forgotten you read this!
You see, that’s why you are trapped at the level where you currently are.
Your ego (the voice in your mind – which you assume is you) has a very cunning way to keep you trapped. Your ego is a master of distraction, and it’s primary weapon against you is its use of your existing socially conditioned thought patterns.
I saw a report a while back which said 90 – 95% of what people think about each day was the same as the day before. This doesn’t surprise me at all… However, figures are always just a guide in these sorts of things.
So if I were you and you want to create a new constructive thought pattern, then you may wish to pattern interrupt your usual tendency to slip back by simply putting a rubber band around your wrist for the next few days.
This serves as a nice pattern interrupt, to snap you back to thinking about this. Every time you see it, you are snapped back to remembering you had forgotten this again… Then overtime you can create a new thought pattern which helps, and does not harm.
Each time you notice your rubber band, think what thought you were just thinking about and evaluate it using the technique below. Remember I said it was simple and probably too simple… So please be careful…
Okay, right now I think you should be very present and ready to hear something as powerful as this, and really hear it as well.
It is a real gem and well worthy of your thought, that’s if you wish to create the life you desire…
Your thoughts are pretty powerful stuff…
Your thoughts create your outcomes…
No thought stands still, it either helps or it hurts. If it hurts then it takes you away from your desires and if it helps it takes you towards them.
Told you it was simple! Don’t let how simple it is fool you 🙂
Not all thoughts are the same, meaning they don’t have the same level of power. Every thought is different…
Some thoughts take us towards where we want to go very fast and some very slow. Some thoughts drag us away from our desires very fast and some very slow.
So each thought you allow into your mind is different and so has different levels of power… Your thoughts do not fit into a neat box…
BUT… There are ONLY TWO CATEGORIES… They either help or hurt.
And if you want to have more in your life than you currently have, then you need to remove the ones that hurt and nurture the ones which help.
Told you it was simple! Don’t let how simple it is fool you 🙂
You may wish to stop and consider this for a few minutes and let your mind adjust it’s neural pathways to cope properly with the simplicity of this…
Did you know… That there is nothing in the entire Universe which stands still?
Even the chair you are sitting in is moving at 1,040 miles an hour!
There is nothing, NOTHING… That stands still!
So think about it… A thought which has no substance… Do you think that could possibly stand still?
But even though it has no substance those thoughts can take you to all sorts of places. They take some people everywhere they want to go in life, and they take some people nowhere…
If you doubt your thoughts can take you places, then try doing anything without a thought!
But what matters most of all is the direction you allow your thoughts to take you…
When you are mindful you can have access to the power required to control your thoughts… Notice I said when you are mindful… As most people live in a waking sleep and being mindful is not something they can choose to be.
However, if you can remember to notice your thoughts then you can have the power to direct where you go because you have free will while you are conscious.
But you have to be present to watch your thoughts to be sure they are taking you in the direction you want to go in. Because if you are not present then your ego will put thoughts in your mind which take you in the direction ‘it’ wants you to go in.
Evaluating your thoughts will get you present… The present is a very important place… As it is the only place you can affect the future. You cannot create the future in the future, you cannot create the future from your past… You have to create it in the present.
If your ego is running the show in your mind then you are not in the present. You are either regretting or reminiscing about the past… Or you are afraid of or wanting the future.
Most people live their lives out of the present and allow their ego to run their life for them in their absence (the waking sleep).
This way they are allowing their ego to suggest and therefore decide their thoughts. Unfortunately if you are not leading the life you dreamed of then the chances are you are currently one of them.
And the other horrible bit is…
That the chances are even knowing this, and applying this, that you are HIGHLY likely to remain one of them… Even though you may spend a few days, weeks or months out of that unconscious state of living.
Don’t worry though, this only matters if you want to get whatever the success you seek in life.
If you are happy with accepting that where you are is as good as it gets! …And happy that you may have to settle for less than that in a few years time… Then you can stay thinking this way.
If you want more from life than you currently have then you need to change, overcome and adapt…
However, your awareness can actually reverse this problem and you can become predominantly present again, you just need to remove the bugs from your mind that are tugging you in the wrong directions.
The way to do that simply is to just evaluate each of your thoughts and ask this very simple question:
Is this thought helping me or hurting me?
You will quickly start to see which ones are hurting.
When you notice them, either decide to drop them or decide to observe them… And see if there is any value for you in them. This invokes the power of awareness.
As you notice it so you are able to stop repeating the same mistake again and again.
Snap your rubber band when you notice that you thought something which is hurting you… And decide to either not think about it anymore. Or to look and see if there is any value for you in the thought…
Now, when you find a thought which is good and helps you, why not consider thinking more about those sort of thoughts…
If it helps, maybe stroke the rubber band as a reward if you like, for thinking the right way.
Now imagine this…
If you could spend a day in your mind like this, thinking about what you are thinking, noticing when your thoughts were harming you and noticing when they were helping you… Then pretty soon you will start to notice your thoughts all of the time.
That’s when you begin to overpower the little saboteur that has set up home in your socially conditioned mind…
If you can’t devote a day to it as it’s too simple… And probably not worthy of your very busy but not terribly effective at getting what you want life 🙂 I like to laugh at the socially conditioned insanity. That way I spot it when it tries to get me too…
So if a day’s too long… Then the rubber band will trigger you to evaluate what you’ve recently been thinking about, so this will snap you back to presence.
If you start using this all too simple technique then pretty soon you will start to notice how you have been thinking so many bad thoughts and how they haven’t been helping you.
Then you should also see that as you fill your mind with more good thoughts and more good things to take you in the direction you wish to go in, then so you fill your mind up with good thoughts and you no longer leave any space for the bad ones.
Now please understand that this is not positive thinking.
If you like it is just correct, natural, accurate thinking. As funnily enough it is unnatural to think of things which do not help us… Though this doesn’t stop nearly every single human on the planet doing it!
We humans are the only species alive stupid enough to do this! There are a few people who have managed to escape this trend of the world, we call those people ‘successful people’.
Though they will still self harm with thoughts in some areas of their lives.These people still occasionally think poorly, however, their predominant thoughts help them.
Whereas the vast majority of people who haven’t got what they want from life, predominantly have thoughts which hurt them.
Now the question is…
Have I done a good enough job at explaining that this is too simple, but that it can do amazing stuff for your results in life?
So are you starting to see and understand the power of how it can change and enhance your life?
So no thought stands still and your thoughts really do create your outcome.
If you wish to get back your natural success mindset then you have to start predominantly thinking thoughts which help you and stop predominantly thinking thoughts which hurt you.
If you can become the master of your thoughts then you can easily become the master of your life… All that it takes is you not being distracted 🙂
P.S. On Tuesday the 1th December I am doing a Livecast called Discovering Happiness.
You have experienced a little of Saltori Structured Thinking now, and taken the Discovering Happiness Quiz…
Well now I’d like to help you to see how much further you can go…
Next Tuesday I’ll be teaching live some of the techniques which in the last few years have helped change the lives of people from every country on earth.
Tomorrow I’ll send you a more detailed email explaining a lot more of what I’ll be covering on the Livecast… Though I strongly suggest registering for the event sooner rather than later…
Because I don’t do these very often and anyone who has known me for a while will tell you that my Livecast’s usually fill up quite fast.