The first exercise is to notice your thoughts. Until you master this exercise you will tend to look at the world and yourself from your thoughts instead of looking at your thoughts. In other words you will tend to identify yourself with your thoughts instead of being a third party and looking at your thoughts. We are not our thoughts but most people follow their thoughts. Good or bad they are taken for a ride tied to their thoughts.
It's like standing by a road, a car goes by and you attach yourself to the bumper being dragged along by the car. Instead you could remain on the side of the road and watch the car go by just as you could watch your thoughts come and go. So the first step is to watch your thoughts as a third party. Notice what you are thinking and feeling. Just observe your thoughts and don't judge, compare, analyze, try to change or decide if the thoughts are true or false, just observe them.
If you're like I was you will be very surprised at what you experience and how different you will see yourself and the world. You will learn a control of yourself you never thought possible. But this control will only come with continued practice.
For example, if something or someone makes you angry, if you're like I was you would follow those angry thoughts and become more angry. You might say or do something you later will regret. But if you stay detached from your thoughts you won't get sucked in deeper. You can just remove yourself from the situation. This relates to what I talked about earlier. To focus and be aware of things you can be grateful for and love or at least like. How can you do that if you're constantly being dragged along by whatever thoughts happen to come into your mind? You always have a choice to follow the thoughts you want.
It all works together. Your thoughts lead to how you feel, your feelings not only lead to what you do and don't do but the frequency you're on (like a radio frequency whether positive or negative) will attract more of the same into your life, which leads to the reality that manifests into your life. Legendary Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard said; You have to think you're going to win, you have to know you're going to win and you have to feel you're going to win. I believe the same goes for motocross. That's why racing legends like; McGrath, Carmichael, Reed, Stewart, Dungey, Canard and Villopoto have done so well. Once they win they believe and feel they can win and continue to do so. Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi said Winning is a habit, unfortunately so is loosing.
Belief - "He can who thinks he can and he who thinks he can't, can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law". (Orison Swett Marden)
Belief - "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right". (Henry Ford)
Belief - "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today".
Belief - "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you belief 100%". (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
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