Business Career, Executive, Life Coaching Article Mechanisms of the Mind (Achieving Success)Written by Ruth Zanes
Suppose that human mind is nothing more than a bio-computer and that function of this computer is to get its owner exactly what he says he wants.. The computer mind takes what you say very literally. So, if you say you cannot do something, mind interprets that as a command and makes sure you cannot do it. If you say you are confused and don't know what you want, mind makes sure you have that experience.
That is why harder we try to change, very things we want to change persist stronger than ever. Think about it. How many times in a day do we give our minds negative commands? We say things such as "this is hard for me," or we complain that we don't have something we want in our lives. When mind hears us making these declarations, it hears it as a command, not as a wish it wasn't so. If this is way our computer minds work then we have to find a way to give it commands that get us what we want. Positive affirmations are a way to do exactly that.
There was a time in my life when I used to complain that I knew how to make lots of money, but I could not hold onto it - that I would manage to find a way to make it disappear and thus never seemed to have any reserves. Guess what kept happening? Finally this way of life and "my story" about it became untenable, not to mention scary. With help of a coach, I began to use affirmations such as "I am a competent manager of my money and make good investments." Or, "I know how to educate myself and take actions that will result in building reserves." I would write these affirmations daily, look at myself in mirror and repeat them every day until I started to really hear them and believe them.
Have You Appreciated Someone Today?Written by Ed Sykes
I invested some time with Mother recently and drove her to hospital to visit with her sick sister-in-law, my aunt. While I was standing in doorway, a nurse came by and introduced herself as Ruth and said “hello” to us and said “hello” to my aunt. This put a smile on my aunt’s face. The nurse then introduced me to other nurses working at nurses’ station. She let me know that these nurses are hard working and good at their jobs.
I couldn’t agree with her more. Theirs is a very difficult job with no margin for error. In many situations they know and understand patients better than doctors.
Realizing this, and noticing that some of nurses looked a little tired, I asked Ruth to bring out all nurses she had introduced me to at nurses’ station. I reintroduced myself and explained that my aunt was patient in room 518. Then I said following:
“I would like to thank you for taking care of my aunt. I personally appreciate way you make her comfortable during this difficult time, and I know that my aunt is in good hands. My family, and especially my uncle, appreciates hard work and care you put into making her better. Thank you again and keep doing what you are doing to make a difference with not only my family, but other families.”