Right now there’s a major battle waging for control of your mind. Yes it’s true. Two powerful forces are in conflict within you. And this epic confrontation is occurring outside of your awareness.
The first opponent is an adversarial character called your inner Critic (iC). It’s a nasty gremlin that takes your greatest ambitions for a brighter future and smothers them before you even realize. Your iC is an insidious demon that has wedged itself between your thoughts and your actions. It’s that nasty voice in your head that convinces you that you’re not smart/talented/worthy enough to try something new. Your iC has the power to persuade you to negate your proactive thoughts and dreams of personal improvement.
The other rival in this battle for your mind is called your inner Creative Warrior (iCW). Your iCW is on your side and ready to help you overcome the negativity of your iC. Your iCWhas a consistently positive and uplifting message for you. Think of the two opponents this way: If your iC hits your awareness with an “I Can’t (do it)”, then your iCW counter-punches with an attitude of “I Can and Will (do it).”
Your iCW is a quiet force, at first. You’ll want to get to know your iCW and connect with its power. As you do, you’ll see the negativity of your inner Critic rapidly decrease. The strong self-defeating impact it once had on you attention will vanish. It’ll be replaced by an enhanced confidence provided by your iCW. Your iC will soon be a distant memory.
Your inner Creative Warrior is ready and willing to help you move towards your big life goals. Your iCW is your friend, your muse and your personal life coach, all in one. You’ll soon win the battle for your mind by teaming up with the supportive strength and pervasive power of your iCW.
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How to Become the Boss of Your Mind
“If you lose self-control everything will fall.” -John Wooden
Daily life is a maelstrom of activity. Every moment of every hour there are a myriad of things to see and do. Your mind is like a super computer designed to help you make sense of this daily cacophony. It’s main purpose in to solve the problems which, in turn, will move you closer to your success. Your job is to prioritize your goals and then program your super computer (mind) of your decision. You’ll need to make a firm decision, or else your mind will try to do that for you. That’s like letting the guy you recently hired to clean your office take charge of your billion dollar company. Remember that you are ‘the decider’.
Here’s how to take control of your mind:
Notice the Thoughts Running Through Your Head
Socrates said that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” That may be overly dramatic as everyone lives their life in their own way. However, if you‘re unaware of the thoughts that are running through your mind then you’ve surrendered the opportunity to control the trajectory of your life. And even worst, you won’t realize what you’ve giving up. Well, now you do.
Know That Everything Happens in Real Time
The mind is your most powerful tool to help you reach your goals. It’s also your worst enemy. How can it be both simultaneously? Your mind has an annoying tendency to quickly shut out any ideas you have which involves doing something new. It’s built up a lifetime of habitual routines for you to follow. You are where you are now because of them. And your mind is proud of those routines. Any action you may take or simply think about taking, which runs counter to your entrenched habits, will threaten your mind. Taking charge of your mind is difficult. The key for you is to develop your awareness of the contents (thoughts, feelings and sensations) filling your mind.
Watch Out for Your Inner Critic (iC)
On your way to taking control of your life, you’ll find a particularly insidious gremlin lurking in the dark corners of your mind. It’s that negative voice in your head telling you that you’re not good enough and you’ll never amount to anything. That voice is the main obstacle between you and moving forward on your path to success. And the sad thing is that we listen without questioning its validity. Why do we listen? Because we identify with that voice. Know this: you are not that voice and never were that voice. You’ll see your progress accelerate rapidly as soon as you make the break from that sly demon.