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Thinking So... Makes It So.

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Let's start with a simple drill.

I want you to look around the room where you're reading this and identify everything you see that is black. Everything.

If you're like me, there's an abundance of things in the vicinity near you that you have identified.

Now, be honest, and without looking, try to recall everything in the room around you that is blue.

Blue? Yes, blue.

How many did you find?

Obviously, your brain is going to find more objects in the room that are black versus blue. Why?

Because we primed it to do just that, and we were intentionally choosing to focus on the black items and objects versus the blue.

Now, when your eyes are open and you're looking for blue, I'm sure you're able to identify blue in many places.

Once you develop a belief, your brain starts searching for information that supports it.

Proverbs 23:7 says, "As a man thinks in his heart, so he is."This is not difficult to understand, but it may be difficult to apply.

How do we change?

We start with small beliefs and small decisions. Let's examine a few questions worth considering upfront.

  1. Is the change you're seeking worth it?
  2. What evidence do you have to support that it's worthwhile?
  3. How can you shift your focus by a small margin today?

The Science of Self-Talk

Neuroscience studies show that our self-talk can significantly influence our brain's structure and function. When you engage in positive self-talk, you activate neural pathways linked to confidence and success. This process, known as neuroplasticity, allows your brain to reorganize itself by forming new connections. By consistently practicing positive self-talk, you essentially rewire your brain to support your goals and aspirations.

Here's one of the best examples of a youTube short video showing neuropathways and how the neurons connect and reach out to one another searching for new connections - - >

The Power of Affirmations

Affirmations are powerful tools in transforming our mindset. Think of them as seeds planted in your subconscious mind. When nurtured with consistency and belief, they grow into realities. For instance, saying "I am a confident and capable athlete" daily can help you internalize this belief, positively influencing your actions and performance.


Let me share a story about Emily, a young athlete who struggled with self-doubt. Despite her talent, her negative self-talk held her back. She decided to change her inner dialogue, starting with simple affirmations like "I am strong" and "I can overcome challenges." Over time, Emily noticed a shift. She began to perform better in competitions, her confidence soared, and she started to believe in her potential. Emily's story shows that with intentional self-talk, we can transform our mindset and our lives.

Emily's story, although fictional, demonstrates that with intentional self-talk, we can transform our mindset, belief systems, and our lives.

Meet Morris Goodman, The Miracle Man

Meet Morris Goodman, known as The Miracle Man. His steadfast belief and focused energy enabled him to rehabilitate and re-connect his entire body and limbs.

Your Challenge

Today, I challenge you to start small. Identify one negative belief you hold about yourself and reframe it into a positive affirmation. Repeat this affirmation daily. Remember, the journey to greatness begins with a single step and a single thought.

Embrace the power of positive self-talk, and watch as it transforms your mindset, your performance, and your life.

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