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Thinking Positively - INTRO "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought." Jonathan Swift: English author.

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1 Thinking Positively - INTRO "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought." Jonathan Swift: English author and satirist

2 Thinking Positively Setting goals Keeping focused Why do we set goals? What are your goals? Where will you be in 5 years time?

3 Thinking Positively Lets look behind the scenes 1. How do we set goals? 2. What informs the process? 3. Where does the information come from? 4. Where does emotional well being fit in? 5. How do emotions influence our goals? 6. What is the biggest thing that stops us?

4 Thinking Positively Belief systems – paradigms! These all have their roots in the subconscious programming that occurs from the moment that life begins in the human psyche. (Culture is a group habit). People – which leg of your pants do you put on first? Parental programming!

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6 If you always do what you always do, you will always get what you always get! If you do nothing, then the results will continue to be the same and add to the fuel. Changing the way you think is the only way to make positive changes in your life Making choices - experimenting Where do thoughts come from and how can we change them?

7 Thinking Positively Fears impact goals in a negative way – where do they come from? What are paradigms? To ignore the power of paradigms to influence your judgement is to put yourself at risk when exploring the future – Joel Barker (Author of Paradigms)

8 Thinking Positively What are paradigms? Paradigms are a multitude of habits – often they are other peoples habits! Negative paradigms typically manifest as negative results in life Positive paradigms typically manifest as positive results in life Paradigms are belief systems

9 Thinking Positively How do we think? Think about your car, your sweetheart, your home, your favourite food... What goes on in your mind? So, lets ask the question again... How do we think?

10 Thinking Positively We think in pictures You know what things look like You watch the pictures change as you go through life – you adjust your paradigm Can you picture a broken leg? Can you picture a broken mind?

11 Thinking Positively Can you picture a mind? What does your mind look like? If you dont know what your mind looks like, how can you change it? What can we use to paint a picture of the mind?

12 Thinking Positively Paint a picture with your own understanding Only then can you change your beliefs

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14 The conscious mind Cognitive senses Intellectual senses Imagination The subconscious mind Emotions Feelings Paradigms (behaviour patterns)

15 Thinking Positively Whats the single biggest difference between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind?

16 Thinking Positively The subconscious mind cant tell the difference between what is imagined and what is real. (Its why simulators work!)

17 Thinking Positively The Auto-pilot (subconscious mind) Learning to ride a bike Learning to drive Learning to fly Learning to swim Getting dressed Eating... Etc... Etc...

18 Positive Thinking To create a picture of the mind First create a picture in the conscious mind Then imprint it on our subconscious mind Programme the subconscious auto-pilot Thought – emotion – chemical response in body – action or reaction in outer world Mentally build a better self image – the rest will follow

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20 PARADIGMS Imagine you earn £10,000pa Now try thinking you earn £100,000pa The autopilot rejects the idea It doesnt fit Belief system reinforced

21 Thinking Positively To change the way you think you have to go back and understand how you learned... To drive a car To walk To swim You had to establish a paradigm so your subconscious could take over (auto-pilot)

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23 It is the conscious mind that created the paradigm in the first place. What influences the conscious mind? Seeing Hearing Taste Touch Smell

24 Positive Thinking External stimuli impacts on all the senses These stimuli create paradigms In turn produce automatic responses Responses produce a chemical reaction in the body The body reacts in the outer world

25 Thinking Positively What other factors influence the conscious mind? Reason Will – concentration and focus Memory – a mental muscle Imagination Perception Intuition – pick up energy from others

26 Thinking Positively Imagination is the most powerful force in the world – if you can imagine it, you can make it happen! Everything in the world today is the result of someones imagination – every invention in the world began with just a single imaginative thought!

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28 Negatively charged paradigms: Low self-esteem Low self-confidence Self doubts Fears Anxiety and worry

29 Thinking Positively They are all life denying: Fear becomes internalised Fear Anxiety Suppression of desire Depression Dis-ease Disintegration

30 Thinking Positively Positively charged paradigms Knowledge Understanding Faith Gratitude and Thankfulness

31 Thinking Positively They are life affirming: Sources of creation Well Being Anticipation Accelerated Desire At-ease Creation

32 Thinking Positively Questions: 1. What is the most powerful force in the world? 2. What is the nature of the subconscious mind?

33 Thinking Positively Answers 1. The imagination 2. The subconscious mind cant tell the difference between what is imagined and what is real Who can think of implications for this in sport, for example?

34 Thinking Positively The subconscious mind is an emotional mind Thoughts cause feelings Everything just is until we decide to make it what it is (one persons pleasure is another persons poison) Its all about our paradigm perceptions

35 Thinking Positively PARADIGMS What is their nature? How are we going to change them? How do we convince the subconscious mind that what we now think is real?

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37 Thoughts – Feelings – Actions – Reactions Reactions cause changes – altering conditions, circumstances and the environment of your outer world You think about a goal You get emotionally involved – excited, motivated You carry out your plan successfully

38 Thinking Positively You get the rewards (increased income, for example) Never change the goal – change the plan! Keep experimenting Analyse all your resources so you learn what works Do you think the greatest inventors ever got it right the first time?

39 Thinking Positively SUCCESS: Success comes from good judgement Good judgement comes from experience Experience comes from mistakes Mistakes come from bad judgement

40 Thinking Positively People Look at goals in 3 ways: 1. What they know – repeat performances and stay in the same paradigm 2. What they think they can do 3. In terms of what they want Which of these has emotional content? Which of these stand a better chance of being successful?

41 Thinking Positively Goals are about increasing your aspirations – they are about growth Three stages to creation: Fantasy – ideas, thoughts, mental images, motivation Theory – using your conscious faculties; setting a goal and making a plan Fact – successful resolution; achieving the goal

42 Thinking Positively Steps to Success Picture a goal Feel what it is like to have achieved the goal Own the goal as if it has already happened Feel the emotional response in your body as you own the goal Make a plan Change the plan Achieve the goal

43 Thinking Positively Until you make an image of your goal you cannot challenge your paradigm within. Get excited – get enthusiastic – think positive! Success leaves a trail! All the most successful people in the world create goals Some create goals daily What goal will you set to reach each day?

44 Thinking Positively Setting mini-goals First have the prime goal in mind Then work towards it in easy steps This leads us into the planning stage...

45 Thinking Positively Planning 1. Set a goal – decide where you want to go 2. Plan a way of getting there 3. Take action 4. Review the plan 5. Take action 6. Repeat 4 and 5 then reach the goal

46 Thinking Positively Before you do anything: Understand yourself and what barriers you subconsciously put in the way Understand paradigms If you focus on the doubts and fears, you wont get there Focus on the goal and doors will open for you Then recognise the doors when they open

47 Thinking Positively Financial success has a lot to do with being in the right place at the right time - is quoted frequently – but there is another factor: You have to be AWARE that you are in the right place at the right time!

48 Thinking Positively JFK: What will it take to take someone to the moon, land them there and safely return them to Earth?

49 Thinking Positively NASA (Dr Werner von Braun): The will to do it

50 Thinking Positively There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No-one is ready for anything until they believe they can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage or belief. Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty. Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

51 Thinking Positively There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is yourself. Aldus Huxley

52 Thinking Positively Thank you for watching! Check out this site for more: Graham Nicholls

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