What is Self Improvement?
The fact that you are reading this article shows that YOU are part of a special, and rather elite group of people. Rather than settle for mediocracy in some area of our lives, we choose to find a way to improve. We seek to make ourselves better, to grow, and to change and we know that this in an ongoing never ending process. Having the desire to improve, and the willingness to take action to do so, puts us ahead of 99% of people in achieving success.
The bottom line is, the results YOU are experiencing every day are a direct result of YOUR thinking. If you want to change your life, you have to change your thinking, period.
When it comes to the subject of self improvement, I have read many books, listened to many hours of audio, and watched many hours of video by authors like Napoleon Hill, Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar and Dr. Steve G. Jones just to name a few, and I’m still doing it today.
Why Do Some People Succeed, While Others Don’t?
Bob Proctor explains this the best, and it took him 9 years of constant study to figure it out! We all have what Bob calls our paradigm, this is the part of our sub conscience mind that filters all of our thoughts and experiences and controls how we react to them. Our paradigm keeps us in our comfort zone by making sure we are uncomfortable (scared) when we have thoughts that don’t conform to it. Our paradigm is ultimately what gives us our results, and when we try to change, brings us right back to our comfort zone.
I Know What I Need To Do, But I Just Don’t Do It!
This is your paradigm, your subconscious mind, at work. We may force ourselves to change our habits, to take action for a while, but it quickly wears off and we are right back to our old habits getting the same old results again. For example, imagine a person who is in a constant struggle to lose weight. The person might get excited by a new diet, may even see some success and lose a bunch of weight, but after some time they end up giving up on the diet and gaining all the weight back again. The reason this happens is because the person temporarily changed their eating habits, but they didn’t change their thinking. Even though they were taking in less calories for a while, in their mind they were still an overweight person, so that’s the result they eventually end up with.
How Do I Change My Thinking?
The good news is you can change your paradigm, but like anything worth doing it takes time and effort. The best way to change your thinking is through repetition. We have to keep telling ourselves over and over that we already ARE the person that we want to be. We have to feel the results that we want right now. I have found the best and fastest way to change your thinking is through self hypnosis, specifically sleep hypnosis audios. Listening to professionally made self hypnosis MP3s every night as you fall asleep, that are targeted toward the area of your life that you want to change, will absolutely change your thinking and produce the results you desire!