I leave for an early morning flight tomorrow and so I thought I’d sleep in this morning because I deserve it ok. By 630 Angie was nudging me awake saying, “it’s time for Waking Hour.” I resisted saying, “I will, just later cuz I need to sleep..” That’s when she said, “hey, I want to do this and your my Guru so..” It was the kick I needed. Thanks hon.
This second analogy came to me during my reflection time.
` 2. Bear Attack: When we see a bear in the woods we instinctively want to run from it. When we do, this seemingly logical decision backfires as it guarantees a terrifying chase that we cannot win. The fact is, we will never be able to out run a bear. What if we didn’t run? What if we stayed where we were giving control back to the bear? The bear would either move on disinterestedly or move closer and upon recognizing we were not a threat, move away completely. Negative thoughts work the exact same way. If we can learn to stay with the thought that angers us, terrifies us, or tries to break our heart we will see that it’s just that, a thought. It has no power over us unless we give it power. The moment we recognize that the chase is over, relief is not far behind. I have practiced this habit over the years with great success yet I still need almost daily reminders to not run. Speaking of power, if negative thoughts can cause us this much grief, imagine what positive thoughts can do? This is what emotional planning is all about. The power of practicing positive thinking! Our mind prefers to dwell on the negative as it think’s it’s job is to keep us safe. What it doesn’t know is we are safe so it can actually focus on helping us gain fulfillment. It needs our help though which is where Waking Hour comes in! I would still like to hear your experience with this! Send me a message!
Conclusion: I keep forgetting to do my Emotional Planning time. The positive visualization has been used with great success by top performers in every walk of life. If you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.