It is critical to change any self-limiting beliefs that you carry with you. What I have learned is that a lot of our “STINKIN” beliefs are passed down to us in the form of family, friends and things not really about us.  We can easily pick up beliefs that others held for themselves and many of those were passed down to them. It isn’t about awareness because if we were aware, we would certainly not buy into some of these.

Here is what I have learned about beliefs:
1) Beliefs are really just thoughts held to be true.
2) They are not right or wrong, true or false.
3) They are simply VERY strong OPINIONS we hold.

To eliminate those self-limiting beliefs, here are a few things that I have done that helped me get rid of them:
1) Become aware of your STINKIN’ beliefs. When you hear that little voice, ask the question, “What would I have to believe to make this true?” and “Is this belief worth changing?” If it is, continue to #2:
2) Change your thoughts. Purposefully change what you think about for the self-limiting belief. Simply re-affirm a positive belief instead. For example, Old belief: “I am a slow reader.” will change to “I AM a fast reader who comprehends everything I read.” Now, just saying those words will not change the belief so you have to go to #3.
3) Re-write or Re-program the old belief. This consists of two parts: 1) Create repetition to re-enforce the new belief and 2) Take action to help convince yourself that the new belief is true. For the reading example above, you would find resources to help you with reading. Maybe you could take a reading class, hire a reading specialist, find something on YouTube, the internet or a book store. Then create the repetition of learning and re-enforcing the new belief.
4) Change the words you use. Create powerful affirmations that support the new belief and practice several times each day. Use the words “I AM” to get maximum effect. It would look something like this: “I AM a powerful, positive person. I read fast and comprehend everything I read with ease.”

What are some of your self-limiting beliefs? Do you care to share them here? If not, please feel free to email me directly.
With peace and gratitude,
Bill

stinkin-thinkin-stinks-bookI have seen a number of book reviews on my latest book, STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS, and have been amazed with the incredible information provided.  I saw this one yesterday and it literally blew me away.  A-MAZ-ING!  It included pictures of her kids reading the book but more importantly how they are using this book.  I wrote the book to provide tips and tools while acting as a resource for parents to work with their kids.  This review absolutely nails that so I thought I would share it with you.  Click here to read this incredible, awesome review by Barb Webb!  Thank you Barb!  You certainly don’t STINK!

With peace and gratitude,
Bill

Today’s Message

Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Stinks! There’s no doubt about it!  So, even though it’s Monday, go ahead and break the cycle! Think positive thoughts!  Say positive words!  And do positive deeds! Only good will come of your efforts!

Today’s AFFIRMATION

I am a positive, powerful force for good!  Only goodness and love come from me and those around me today.

Today’s Quote

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

upset_faceI was working out at the club this morning and while taking a shower, a unbelievable smell filtered into my nice peaceful shower.  And let me tell you, it STUNK!  I was literally gasping for air.  Someone must have taken their shoes off and boy, they must have had them on for days without taking them off.  That was a serious case of STENCH!

It got me to thinking.  What if thoughts really had a smell to them?  How would people react in our presence?  Would we even leave the house?  Just imagine where you are right now and if you knew thoughts smelled.  They could smell SA-WEET or quite badly if you had lots of negative ones.  What would you smell like?  Kind of makes you wonder, huh?  Well, look no further my friend.  You can find out right now if your thoughts are stinky and more importantly, what to do about them.  Click here to determine your current state of thoughts and whether or not they would SMELL.

What do your thoughts SMELL like?  Come back here and post your score and what they smell like.  Or, if they STINK too badly, email me at bill@positract.com so we can help you get your STINK out!

happy_face1Peace and gratitude,
Bill

I found a Napoleon Hill YouTube video last week when I was searching for Friday’s Daily Positive Points video.  In one of the 7 minute videos he produced there was a reference to a Andrew Carnegie lecture where he discussed 2 envelopes.  These two envelopes are made available to us at birth and we get to choose one of them.  The two envelopes are basically positive things and emotions versus negative outcomes.  What a great way to describe how we choose to determine our destiny and that destinies don’t just choose us.   Some of us may not be aware of our choices but this is a great reminder that somewhere, somehow we are choosing what to live.  You can watch the 7 minute video by clicking here.

The problem is that these techniques require discipline and most of us are too caught up in the daily living to dedicate what is necessary to be successful.  If we can get to a place where we love what we do, what we do will love us back in the form of happiness, abundance, prosperity, joy, and love.  Boy, that sure beats the other options, doesn’t it?

The key is to start now.  Watch that short video and practice what he states.  Before very long at all you will start having “coincidences” show up regularly in your life.  Go ahead, try it now and start living the live you were meant to live.

With gratitude and peace,
Bill

P.S. Or I could end using Napoleon Hill’s gratitude: “I ask not, oh Divine Providence, for more riches but more wisdom with which to accept and use wisely the riches I received at birth in the form of the power to control and direct my mind to whatever ends I desire.”

Today’s Message

Have you ever heard the saying, “Fake it until you make it?” Well, it’s time to get really enthusiastic about something. The first place to start is to look for how you can help others and that will change your state instantly. Click here to check out Friday’s awesome video.

Today’s AFFIRMATION

 I AM a shining example of enthusiasm.  The best part is that I share my enthusiasm with everyone I meet today.

Today’s Quote

“Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic” Dale Carnegie

Today’s Messagehappy_face1

The past is the past but only stays in the past if we decided to make it the present.

Today’s ACTION

Today, focus on your attitude. When something negative comes up, acknowledge it, thank it, release it and then change it to the complete opposite

Today’s Quote

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. #quotes Will Rogers

Below are a few of my favorite Tony Robbins Quotes.  Using these quotes and others that he has delivered help me to stay on the track to achieving my goals.  Thank you Tony!

“All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs.”

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.”

“Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.”

“Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential.”

“Commit to CANI! – Constant And Never-ending Improvement.”

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.

“The more rules you have about how people have to be, how life has to be for you to be happy, the less happy you’re going to be.”

“People are bigger than anything that can happen to them.”

“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.”

“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”

“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.”

“If you are truly flexible and go until . . . there is really very little you can’t accomplish in your lifetime.”

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”

To learn more about Tony Robbins, checkout his website at tonyrobbins.com.

With gratitude and peace,
Bill