Bad things happen all the time. And what do we do? We worry. Read on and you’ll see not only why to stop worrying, but how to stop worrying.
The experts say that your unconscious doesn’t pay attention to the negating factor, the NOT, in sentences like the title of this article. Knowing that, do any of these following scenarios pertain to you and your thoughts?
Someone you know has fallen on some bad times, and their business goes under. Do you find yourself thinking, “Oh, I hope that doesn’t happen to me.”
An older person you know has fallen and broken her hip, and you see how much pain she’s in. Do you find yourself thinking, “Oh, I hope that doesn’t happen to me.”
You watch the news and see that a person was high-jacked, that some people were injured in an earth quake, that someone was killed in a driveby shooting. “Oh, I hope that doesn’t happen to me.” Or even, “I’m glad that’s not me.”
Your unconscious doesn’t pay attention to the negating factor, the NOT. That being the case, what are you continually saying to yourself, if you say the above sentences? I’ll give you a hint. Take the NOT out and see what you may have said to yourself more times than you can count. “Oh, I hope that does happen to me!”
NOTE: That may not be what you were thinking, but it IS what your unconscious mind was hearing. If you tell a two-year-old, “Don’t eat that cookie.” What is the two-year-old hearing? “Eat that cookie!” (Actually, the two-year-old just hears cookie. That’s what his mind is focused on.) If you say to yourself, “I’m not going to eat that second piece of cake” what are you hearing? “I’m going to eat that second piece of cake.” (Your mind is actually focused on the object you are thinking about.) That is usually proven by the fact that you DO eat that second piece of cake. <grin>
Listen to the experts. Change your life around. If you find yourself saying anything like the above sentences, the minute you realize you are about to say it, change it to “I am so happy I am safe.” Or, “I am so happy I am healthy.” If you feel you are being selfish saying that, in light of other people’s bad fortune, change it. How about “I am so happy I am healthy, and they (whoever you had read or heard about) are getting better and better.”
Watch the words you say. If they aren’t stating something you would like, change them until they do. Take charge of your future. Make sure the words you are saying aren’t describing your yesterdays. Make sure they are forecasting the tomorrows YOU want.
Try this technique out BEFORE you need it. How about if you learn how to stop worrying right now? If you like it, pass it on to a friend. Watch as their life changes for the better.
Thanks for reading.
Master Neuro Linguistic Programmer
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