How to easily install a profitable mental software system

Brain of an artificial intelligence. Automation and AI concept.

Would you attempt to run the latest software programs on an obsolete Operating System?

No?

Why not?

Because it wouldn’t work – right? You wouldn’t be able to achieve the results you want.

Yet we expect this of our mental Operating Systems all the time.

Though we’re not consciously aware of it, we were programmed with most of our belief systems during the very early years of our lives.

Would you agree you’ve changed significantly since then?

Would you agree the world has changed dramatically since then?

Would you agree the demands upon you have increased a hundredfold since then?

It’s estimated that we think about 60 000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot of mental energy being used.

But what is triggering most of these thoughts? And are they producing the results you want?

Our society is conditioned to instant gratification. Self discipline has become a dirty word. The result? We allow our thoughts to run anywhere they want. Like unruly children, they become feral (and often more destructive than we realize) because they have no guidance and direction.

You may find yourself unconsciously repeating mental mantras that trigger a stressed, anxious, or depressed state – thereby blocking your brain’s ability to formulate solutions or spot opportunities.

An undisciplined mind is easily hijacked – especially given the volume of random stimuli it is exposed to on a daily basis.

A disciplined mind on the other hand allows you to take control of your destiny.
We live in uncertain and volatile times. This can easily induce fear. Fear automatically triggers protective mental programs. Our focus becomes dedicated to survival. This causes our creative brains to shut down. Those in leadership positions need to be extra aware of their predominant state, because it’s infectious.

When fearful thoughts are left to multiply, they create our experience of the world.

This will give you an idea of how it works:

Habitual thoughts trigger feelings to match.

Habitual feelings create an attitude.

Attitude builds your brain’s neural highways

Brain’s neural highways form beliefs.

Beliefs filter your perceptions of yourself, others and the world and generate behaviors.

So if your thought programs are creating a fear based reality, clearly the content of this program has to change.

Just as you would change your physical diet if you want to change the shape of your physical form, your mental diet needs to change to achieve the mental “shape” you want.

Change 60 000 thoughts a day! How are you supposed to do that?

Clearly you can’t monitor every one of your thoughts. You don’t need to. But you can change the predominant content of them by:

• Consciously feeding them a daily mental diet that produces the feelings, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors you want.
• Doing this consistently, so that productive thought programs become automated – forming your default program.

Your quality of life is dictated by the quality of your predominant thoughts.

All athletes and high achievers create and stick to a mental and physical routine that becomes second nature; automatic; a default program. The initial discipline of doing this is what makes them successful.

So, just as I do physical gym daily, I do mind gym daily too. I program my mind profitably with guided meditations and affirmations. This means I start each day in a state of relaxation and confidence. I feel in control of my life. I’m more resilient, and more focused. It gives me courage to deal with challenges, builds my immunity to the chaos around me; and helps me bounce back from the inevitable failures and curved balls.

It helps me become mentally bulletproof.

Anyone can discipline themselves to change a habit – whether it’s mental, emotional or physical. It’s just a skill and it can take as little as 10 minutes. Are your quality of life and future worth 10 minutes a day?

Is it any wonder that we often feel powerless when the pressure is on, if we’re working with obsolete mental software? You are not a helpless pawn. You are the programmer.

You get to choose what programs to install and when to upgrade them.

We are so fortunate! We have access to a vast choice of inspirational audio and visual guidance online, at the click of a key. You don’t even have to be actively watching. Just listen to the soundtrack while you’re getting ready in the mornings, driving or commuting.

I choose to install mental software that uplifts, inspires, builds confidence, and makes me feel brave and bulletproof. What mental software are you going to install today?

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6 Responses to How to easily install a profitable mental software system

  1. Kenn Schroder December 14, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

    Love this => “A disciplined mind on the other hand allows you to take control of your destiny.
    We live in uncertain and volatile times.”

    An article on How to Discipline Your Mind would be great and maybe you have on floating around here. I’ll have to check around.

    For me, meditation, a long walk or a fun day off where the mind is not being used work incredibly well. 😉

    I’d love to know what you personally do.

  2. Pamina Mullins December 15, 2016 at 8:38 am #

    Hi Kenn – thanks for this feedback!

    Okay, I will delve deeper into this. Yes, anything that unplugs us from demands and “active” mental mode and gives us “recharging” time works well 🙂

    As stated in this post, I start each day by programming my mind with powerful affirmations or guided meditations. Then if I become aware that I’m getting stuck in a hyper-active state, I deliberately break that state and take time out to exercise, go for a walk, meditate or connect with people or material that lifts me up. And I dedicate Sundays to recharging ME….no work stuff is allowed!

    • Kenn Schroder December 15, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

      Super … you should totally write about it AND share your activity (maybe you have in other posts, if so, try linking those posts to this post).

      I love the “State -> Story -> Strategy” model for starting the day or planning or strategizing things.

      1. Essentially get your mind/body into a good space (meditate, sleep, eat well), usually 1st thing in morning is good. Then affirmations/goals like you’re doing.

      2. Story would be dreams goals outcomes selftalk and the likes to get a good story going in your head.

      3. Strategy, great ideas and plans come from that very good space.

  3. Pamina Mullins December 16, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    Yes Kenn absolutely – will explore this further in a future post 🙂

    It’s not rocket science, we just have to be constantly reminded so we don’t wander off track. What we put in we get out – mental, physical or emotional!

    • Kenn Schroder December 19, 2016 at 1:36 am #

      Yeah … but how often do we wander off track?

      If I had to advise someone on this, I’d say (from what works for me):

      (1) Morning reminder, revisit goals, take the time to review goals.
      (2) Make shorter term goals so that they are on the radar … cause weekends, for me, sort of take me too far away from projects to remember where I left off come monday.

      😀

  4. Pamina Mullins December 19, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    Interesting you should say this – I will explore this sustaining the motivation theme in a future post.

    What I am involved with which fills this need admirably is a digital coaching platform which provides this consistent motivation and evaluation automatically….definitely the way to go 🙂

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