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The Mind Viruses that are Killing Your Happiness

September 14th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Each of us, whether we choose to believe it or not, are responsible for our own happiness.  Have you ever heard the comment that “happiness is a state of mind?”

Our happiness and success is dictated by the thoughts we predominately think.  If we take responsibility for our own happiness and the thoughts we think, we will be moving in the right direction.  If you are in a position that you are not in a happy place in your life right now, then I have a few tips for you.

1.  What enters our minds repeatedly occupies our minds, but eventually it shapes our perception which shapes our reality.  Our minds absorb and reflects what we repeatedly expose it to.  We are constantly bombarding our minds with the events we attend, what we read, the music we listen to, the TV we watch, and the conversations we have with our family and friends.  What impact is that exposure having on our daily performances? 

2.  Our minds are, also, affected by our daydreams.  Daydreams are not just about warm and fuzzy things such as the next million we are going to make, or the fun we will have on our next vacation.  Many people’s daydreams are vivid mind movies about their debt, what will happen if they can’t make their mortgage payment, or what will happen to them if they lose their jobs.  All of these things shape our mind and become the blue print for our future.  What daydreams are you exposing your mind to on a daily basis?

3.  Not only are we making a deposit every day into the bank of our minds, we are exposing others to our behaviors, conversations, and attitudes every day.  What are we exposing other people to when they look at our behavior?

4.  There has been so much talk recently about the swine flu.  We are concerned about exposing ourselves to the viruses that make us physically sick.  We, also, protect our computers from viruses by buying antivirus protectors.  But what about the viruses of the mind?  They are more plentiful and more dangerous than the virus that attack our bodies and computers.

We live in a 24 hour news cycle.  We hear all the continuous updates about terrorism, bad economy, job losses, health care woes, just to name a few.  90% of what we see on TV and the newspaper is negative.  Negativity sells.  Is it really that important to stay abreast of all that mess?  Being exposed to all the negativity creates a negative view of the world and negative thought patterns in our minds.  If you don’t hear the news today are you in danger of missing that all important world or natural disaster?  I guarantee you, that if something “big” happens you will be told about it. 

The news can be addictive.  We hang on every word as though or world depended on each update.  Well, it does, but not in a way that will help you achieve fulfillment and happiness.

5.  Every day we live with indecent exposure.  No, I don’t mean that little old men are standing on the street corners flashing their raincoats open to show us their shriveled assets.  I am talking about the pollutants of our mind, body and soul.  Those things are; excuses, junk food, procrastination, violence, lack of integrity, inconsistencies, vulgar language and behaviors, fear, worry, lying, and mediocrity.  These are the robbers of our future.

Throughout every area of our lives it’s important to understand that ALL unfinished goals, projects and relationships are the result of broken promises, unfulfilled commitments, and lack of accountability.  Would you like to START doing the things you need to do, STOP doing the things you know you shouldn’t be doing and MAKE monumental performance gains that will change your life?  Gary Ryan Blair aka the goals guy has put together an exciting opportunity to change your life with the 100 Day Finish Strong Challenge.  It begins on September 23rd, which happens to be the final 100 days of the year.  He is giving away a free report and video that, in my opinion is worth its weight in gold!  Check it it here!

We are responsible for our own happiness.  We are also responsible for making this world a better place for all of us.  The only way to do this is to be mindful of our thoughts, be vigilant of the viruses that we expose ourselves to, and watch out for indecent exposures.  if we aren’t careful, those shriveled assets may turn out to be our minds.

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