Think of something that at first, you weren’t very good at, but with practice, you improved.
How about walking? Most of us took a spill or two (hundred) when we were learning to walk.
What about writing? It comes easily to me now but watching my first-grader s-l-o-w-l-y
sometimes calls for all the patience I can muster.
I’m fast at writing. I have nearly perfected walking. (Though I still require assistance on black ice.) The more I practiced the better I got. Repetition. That’s what it took.
In 1949, Canadian psychologist Donald Hebb suggested a theory in which he said that “the persistence or repetition of a reverberatory activity tends to induce lasting cellular changes that add to its stability.”
Allow me to restate (in English.) When we think a thought over and over, new connections are created in our brain. Repetition of that thought creates more connections which become engrams – similar to memories. “The more a thought is held, the easier for that thought remembered or activated.”
John Kehoe, author of Mind Power had this to say about the value of repetitious thoughts. “Although a single unaided thought hasn’t much power, through repetition the thought can become concentrated and directed, and its force can be magnified many times. The more the thought is repeated the more energy and power it generates, and the more readily it is able to manifest itself.”
“Weak and scattered thoughts are weak an scattered forces.
Strong and concentrated thoughts are strong and concentrated forces.”
With that in mind what
would you most like create an engram of in your mind? What don’t you believe that you want to believe?
Each day I repeat this phrase in my mind.
“I am a courageous, capable, beautiful, healthy, dynamic woman.”
I think it as I run on the treadmill.
I say it in my head as I get dressed.
I repeat it while I drive carpool.
I think it when I feel insecure and unsure of myself.
I chose those five words – courageous, capable, beautiful, healthy and dynamic, not because that’s what I believe about myself – but because it is what I struggle to believe about myself.
Repeating those words has helped me to believe those words.
Those types of thoughts give us the courage to reach higher, dream bigger, achieve more.
So don’t wait…
Choose your word.
Choose your phrase.
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