03. October 2019 · Comments Off on The rules of the mind · Categories: Article

It’s a little known fact  that your mind isn’t designed to make you happy…..it’s designed to help you survive.  So if it thinks that the best way to keep you safe is by keeping you in the past, then it will do everything to stop you from moving forward….until  you tell it otherwise.

MARISA PEER founder of RTT identified the 4 rules of the mind, as follow

Your mind does what it thinks you want it to do.

So tell your mind what you want, not what you don’t want.

It is designed to move you away from pain, and towards pleasure

So link massive pleasure to what you want to achieve, and massive pain to what you don’t want in your life. 

It responds to the pictures in your head, and the words that you say

So ‘fake it’ until you make it. Tell yourself you are fantastic, clever, confident, happy, successful and well even if you don’t feel that way. ….Keep visualising what you want, just like elite athletes do, not what you don’t want. Replace your negative thoughts instantly with positive thoughts. It may take a little while, but eventually your mind will accept it.

It likes to stay in what is familiar, and avoids the unfamiliar, because it thinks you are safe there

So make the familiar unfamiliar, and make the unfamiliar familiar…….Start doing things you don’t normally do that help you move forward…even if you don’t want to…and soon they will become a familiar habit – and your mind will keep you there.

So if you find your mind straying back to the past, it’s just trying to do its job. You need to keep reminding itof what you really want until it gets the message!

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