Monday, June 1, 2009

The power of a habit.

“A single new habit can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.”  -Unknown

The most powerful new habit we can train ourselves to adopt is that of self-control, or thought control.  We have thousands of thoughts in one day, most of which are repeated. When we repeat a thought over and over it becomes a belief, and our beliefs will eventually manifest into our reality... Not because it is "true" but because we have practiced it so much that we eventually believe it. 

We either have the habit of believing in our success or in our failure. If you do not have confidence in yourself that you can succeed, then you are missing the most important component of success!  Self-confidence is a habit we can activate within us. It takes strength to build yourself up rather than seeking the approval of others. Others will only mirror back to you what you see in yourself. So make a choice to start seeing yourself in a positive light!

Self-confidence is essential to living a happy and successful life.  But how do you build this force within you? Practice! You must doubt your doubts and believe in your dreams. You must be willing to change your mind, risk failure, step out of your comfort zone, and reach for something better. You've got to be willing to hold the conviction unconditionally that you ARE worthy of success. Self-confidence is built one day at a time.  
You will never change your life until you change the thoughts you think daily.  Make cultivating self-confidence a daily practice. Doubt your doubts. Be firm with yourself and use self-control. Do not let self-sabotaging thoughts linger in your mind. Demand of yourself to reach for a better thought, a better habit, and a better vision of yourself. You are the only one who can change your destiny, improve your life, practice self-control, and build your confidence.  The way to get rid of an old habit is simply to replace it with a new, more empowering one. 

Build the habit of self-confidence and you will awaken the confident, successful person within you. You cannot become who you want to become by remaining who you are!  
When you find yourself doubting yourself, stop and repeat: “Today I demand of myself to reach for something better.” Then stop and visualize the person you intend to become. As you visualize the person you intend to become, remind yourself that all thoughts that are emotionalized and repeated become a new habit or belief, and all beliefs eventually manifest into physical reality. This is the practice of self-control. Master your thoughts and master your life. Be the guardian angel of your mind and be firm with yourself about what thoughts you allow to remain and implant themselves into your reality.  
If you are interested in finding out more about how to build habits of success come to the THRIVE session on June 14th in NYC.  The event will begin with an intenSati workout and followed by a workshop on building powerful habits.  The second part of the day will be on nutrition and building powerful eating habits that will change your life dramatically.  If you are interested go to and register on line or if you have more questions email The cost of the day is $100.00.