Have you ever noticed how if you believe you've lost your keys, it's harder to find them?
You might stomp around the house looking in all the right places mumbling to yourself "where the hell are the keys? I can't find the keys; I've lost the damn keys" and then you retrace your steps and happen upon them even though you've already looked in that spot 5 times.
It's because the mind only knows what we tell it. We believe what we tell ourselves. If we tell ourselves the keys are lost, then even if they're right in front of us we might not see them because we already believe that we won't.
"You'll see it when you believe it."
We go through life being programmed with the statement "I'll believe it when I see it" when in actual fact the reality is we'll see it when we believe it.
So in order to achieve certain results we need to tell ourselves the things we need to hear to achieve those results.
We need to open our mind, which will open our eyes, to the possibilities.
Next time you lose the keys don't say "I've lost the keys" believing you'll never find them in time and you'll end up late. Instead say "the keys are here somewhere" so that your eyes actually see what the mind tells them to see.
Of course this post isn't really about finding the keys. It's about the power of positive self talk in all aspects of our life. But it actually does help us find keys too. Oh ... and car parks. Try it next time you're at the mall (if you believe there's going to be a car space, you'll find it).
How often do you say "I'll believe THAT when I see it"?
When was the last time you lost the keys?
Had a car space win lately?