Exercise: You are what you constantly think.

What do you think about?

You are constantly in an internal dialogue with yourself.  You are asking yourself questions and producing answers.  This form of internal dialogue is “you.”  The dialogue never stops; it goes on consciously and subconsciously.

One of the great discoveries in Psychology is that we can consciously take control over this dialogue and use it to our advantage.  If you are in a negative dis-empowering dialogue, you may be having an internal dialogue something like this:

“How could I be so stupid as to…?”
“Why does this always happen to me?”
“Why can’t I ever learn?”
“The glass is half empty.”

With dialogue like this, you will only dig yourself deeper and deeper into a negative state.  However, you can consciously change this dialogue.  The change requires diligent effort, but is definitely possible.

If you have the dialogue above, you can consciously change this by asking or saying to yourself:

“What did I learn from doing …?”
“I am in control of my life.”
“I have learned and I am now prepared for new challenges.”
“The glass is half full.”

You will need to repeat the new positive and empowering pattern to yourself many times before it becomes automatic, sinking into the unconscious mind and replacing the current pattern.  You might say that you are “brainwashing” yourself.

This brainwashing can be a positive change when you have consciously chosen it and are in control of it.  If your subconscious mind is telling you that the glass is half empty, you might need to tell yourself hundreds of times that the glass is half full before your subconscious mind will accept it.

For this next exercise, you will identify which thoughts are constantly in your mind, the questions you often ask yourself and the answers that you produce.  List any generalities you make about
yourself, the ideas you have about yourself, your life, and how you see yourself.

“I need to solve my financial problems.”
“Why did my wife not kiss me this morning?”
“I hope Sarah does not get into trouble.”

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Table of Contents

I. Chapter One: Introduction to Life Planning

II. Chapter Two: Your Past

III. Chapter Three: The Influence Of Generations

IV. Chapter Four: Your Present

V. Chapter Five: Your Future

VI. Chapter Six: Your Alternatives

VII. Chapter Seven: Making The Decision

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