This week, we are continuing with part 4 of our series "7 Practical Ways to GET UNSTUCK."
So far we have learned about:
Today we are coming to one of the most important aspects, UPLOADING THE CORRECT PICTURE
in our mind. With other words, the proper way to renew our mind through REPLACEMENT PICTURES
In order for a behavior to be corrected or a habit to be altered, it is not enough to just tell ourselves, "I am going to stop tomorrow!"
, or "No more, I am not going to do this any more..."
(Please listen to the video I shared with you in part 3 if you have not done already).
Our mind is created to seek images; those images when vivid enough (both positive and negative) create a new reality in our mind as we meditate on them. Whatever is the predominant image in our life, that is what we naturally intend to do the next time we find ourselves in a similar situation.
When you find yourself in a situation that you are not performing at your best, tell yourself, "I am better than this, the next time I intend to..." and now fill in with descriptive words how exactly you intend to handle the situation next time.
REMEMBER, if you want to change the old 'black and white picture,' the new one needs to be in vivid colors.
Words are powerful. Choose words that create emotion, that connect to your heart and that bring vividness
to how your "Next Time" in dealing with this situation will look like. Unless you have a new descriptive image of what you will do better next time, your thoughts will naturally recreate the old picture. You are the only one in control of your own thoughts - words - actions! It's time to UPLOAD A NEW REPLACEMENT PICTURE!
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. (Phil. 4:8-9 The Message)
Written by Ceitci #GetUNSTUCK™