The Potential of New Year’s Resolution
Do you want to (re)program your Mind so it can bring you more Abundance, Success and Well Being in the New Year?
Most of you know about Affirmations and probably have used them.
Have they worked as much as you would have liked them to?
New Year’s Resolutions and Affirmations do have the Potential to create a better future.
Here is something I learned from John Assaraf’s book “The Answer“.
“We have a Reticular Activating System (RAS) which is a like a fine netlike structure.
It filters anything we hear, see, feel, taste and smell and matches it with patterns already are in our brain.
It does this 800 times faster than our conscious brain can function.”
So if there is no pattern in our brain of the abundance or success we want
a ‘thermostat’, setpoint kicks in, and sabotages us, stops us from moving
out of our not so comfortable comfortzone.
A personal example of this:
Like most people, I would like to be successful and have more Abundance in my life.
When I explored my resistance to having this by writing I included my inner child and asked her how she felt about Success.
She told me that she didn’t like success and money, because she felt all that mattered to her parents was that.
My foster mother(Mama) from the age of 3 1/2 to 7 was warm, caring , loving and peaceful. She had the nickname Jaja (Ja = Yes in German).
Mama took care of the home the gradens and the few animals. This was a small farm in the country.
At the age of 7 my birth parents took me to their new home. My father was only home some of the weekends because of work.
My mother, meaning well, focused on me being good at school. I never was good enough for her.
So success and money to me meant being alone and unimportant and emotionally barren.
My comfortzone is a simple lifestyle with plenty of time and quality relationships.
I have uses Affirmations in the past and did find they helped up to a point.
To make the affirmations and resolutions work we need to reprogram our thinking
in a way so that our set point/thermostat of our brain doesn’t sabotage us.
This reprogramming involves repeated visualisation in combination with affirmations,
which result in the new feeling.
To help that process we can use Vision Boards.
These can be in the form of a poster on the wall, a wall paper on your desktop and/or a video. Tools like Publisher, GIMP(free Graphic Image Manipulation Program), Windows Live Movie Maker, Audacity can help with the digital version of a Vision Board.
For a mobile option Jack Canfield has created the Success Vision Board App.
Tour of the Success Vision Board App
A vision board can include pictures, words, spoken word and music.
Vision Board for realizing your Dreams
Affirmations for Vision Boards
Images for Vision Boards
Including Sound in a Vision Board