Have you ever been in a vehicle and another vehicle comes aside you, moving in the opposite direction. You get the sensation that your vehicle is moving to the point that you instinctively press hard on the brakes?
Why would one react as such a manner? How does our brains and bodies interact to produce this response? Let’s see:
1.An event – something that happens to your sense of seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling or remembering occurs.
2.Your brain passes information about that event through your “belief system” you may or may not know you have about events like this one.
3.What comes out after your belief filter analyzes the event is called a “thought.”.
4.Every thought – right or wrong – leaves a footprint in our bodies by causing our brains to release certain chemicals. You and I experience those chemicals as emotions.
So, is your Belief system helping you, limiting you or even worse undermining your health?
Our medical community is finding increasing evidence on how our negative emotions depress our immune systems, and significantly increase the incidence of killer diseases.
But just suppose that the thoughts and feelings that trigger these emotions are not true.
Each day we are all subjected to a gushing spigot of bad news like the BP oil spill creating immense ecological damage to our psyche. The unemployment numbers, the grim crime stats, the wicked weather, and the gushing go on.
Think about it: The simple truth is our view of the world is increasingly shaped by the pervasive media; what we see on TV, hear on the radio, read in the papers, or on the internet.
Negative news is far more sensational than positive news …if it bleeds it leads. Thus most of us have a distorted perception of what’s really going on around us, just like the sensation of the two adjacent vehicles!
The results are starkling: the toxic emotions that spring from the ‘crisis environment” paralyze us , sap our creative energy, make us afraid , discourage us from doing what we must to triumph.
Well, relief is available! Put your media consumption on a diet and pick up a copy of Devon Harris’s life changing book, Keep on Pushing, Hot Lessons From Cool Runnings.
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In a very accessible presentation this three-time Olympian has provided a game plan where he shares the success secrets of his life journey. In ten (10) actionable lessons, our defeatist belief system is flushed and replace with the attitudes of a champion.
Yes events and other people may have some influence on our lives, but we have the greatest influence on the outcome of our future.
What a great gift we could give ourselves or a loved on in giving them a solid perspective to launch championship living.