Success doesn’t just happen, it takes intention and work. The human brain operates just like a computer. Very similar to the way we download apps onto our smartphones, we also download the inputs by which our brain will determine our thoughts, moods and emotions.
Here are three ways you can begin downloading success into your life starting today.
1. Change/Control Your Inputs
What are inputs? Inputs are the messages the brain receives from different parts of our body. What we smell is an input. What we taste and eat is an input. What we hear is an input. What we see is an input.
These inputs influence our behavior and state of being. For example, if you eat a heavy meal, shortly afterwards, you’ll begin to feel fatigued. That fatigue, is a consequence of your recent food input.
Is there a song that makes you feel a certain kind of way? Maybe this song makes you feel sadness and regret. Well, music is a powerful emotional input. If sadness doesn’t serve your present circumstance, change the input…change the music.
If success is what you want, start getting strategic about all your inputs. Whatever it is you want to do, make being an expert in that profession, part of the information that you hear and see. We have the benefit of living during the Information Age so education is practically free. Just read what you want to learn on Google, listen to it on iHeart Radio and watch it on YouTube.
Maybe you need motivation and inspiration to accomplish your goals. If that’s the case, just make inspiration and motivation part of your input regimen. Cut back on the music a bit and increase the inspirational and motivational audio.
2. Be Intentional About Your Thoughts
Your thoughts define you. You become what you think about. Here are a few quotes that drive this truth home:
- “A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” ~ James Allen
- “You are now, and you do become, what you think about.” ~ Earl Nightingale
- “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” ~ Guatama Buddha
It’s real simple.
If you think mostly about shoes and clothes. You’ll be a well-dressed individual.
If you think mostly about fast cars. You’ll drive and own fast cars.
If you think mostly about work. You’ll be a hard working employee and probably a workaholic.
To what do you give the majority of your thoughts? What ever it is, will probably define you.
Get intentional about your thinking. If you think mostly about your purpose and success on this planet, you’ll end up living your purpose and being a success.
3. Print and Post Messages To Yourself
There are three places I can pretty much guarantee you look throughout any given day.
- You’ll look at the mirror.
- You’ll look in the refrigerator.
- You’ll look at your phone.
The mirror, fridge and phone are great places to post reminders and affirmations to yourself. This also is a great practice for controlling your inputs. If you’re not sure what to print and post here are a couple of examples of things I have either instructed a client to print and post, or I’ve posted for myself.
- I am worthy, because I breath.
- What I really want to do is…_______ (fill in the blank)
- I possess insurmountable power, ultimate capability, and endless capacity to achieve tremendous results.
Get creative! The idea here is to use the input of your eyes to begin programming your brain to produce whatever it is you want to achieve.
Let me know how I can support you with your progress.
Good luck and stay inspired, it’s a lifestyle choice!
About the Author:
Global Entrepreneur – Certified Life Coach – Media Personality – Speaker
Linal Harris is a global entrepreneur, certified life coach, author, and media personality. As the founder of Inspirational Perspective® Publishing, LLC and Insights 4 Life™ Coaching, LLC, Harris challenges his global audience and coaching clients to Murder Mediocrity® and live their best life possible. Harris concentrates his work as an ontological coach with clients on what he calls the 4 pillars of life; the relationship we have to ourselves, the relationships we have with others, our relationship to work and money, and the connection we have to our spirit and life’s purpose. Harris coaches CEO’s, executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and celebrities. Harris is the author of “Slay Your Goals”, where he provides his readers with scientific and research backed tips for achieving their goals. Harris is an expert goal-setter and has been called upon by Fortune 500 companies to assist with setting their strategic priorities, facilitate goal-setting sessions and provide inspirational talks.
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