Changing Through Repetition
by Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach
If you Do what you've always Done, you'll get what you always got!
Your brain filters information based on your current belief system. (This makes sense, right?)
Think of a time when everyone believed the world was flat. Even when it was discovered to be round, many still had trouble accepting this concept due to their beliefs.
It is easy to close your mind in disbelief to any new or controversial ideas.
When presented with information you have heard before the tendency is to think “I already know this” which again immediately closes your mind to learning.
Unfortunately, once your mind is closed to anything new it becomes extremely difficult to learn and accept new concepts. Our world is evolving very quickly. There are vast amounts of new knowledge presented to us every day.
Improved methods are being discovered for everything from achieving optimum health to accumulating wealth.
Those who keep an open mind and are hungry for improved techniques will live an outstanding life, while those who hang onto their old beliefs will be left behind to suffer from lack.
Why am I telling you this?
As I explained about your conscious filters, realize that new concepts are seldom, if ever, absorbed with your first exposure.
For new information or techniques to become part of you, they must be repeated at least six times... or more like 21 times when you aren't emotionally involved with the idea.
Write your own affirmation on what you are attempting to correct, and repeat every time you remember.
There are no two identical minutes in your lifetime. How you think, feel and absorb new information is different each time you hear or read it. Therefore, you interpret new meaning with each exposure.
Here is how the learning process might look:
1st exposure: “I don’t believe.”
2nd exposure: “I understand the information, but I don’t accept it as truth.”
3rd exposure: “I agree with the concepts but don’t believe they will work for me.”
4th exposure: “This information pretty well expresses how I feel about _____.” (the subject)
5th exposure: “I used this information today and it works great – I am now a believer.”
6th exposure: Now you own the idea. It is part of you and you are happy to share your new knowledge with others.
For income to become fact, or to begin a new habit, requires at least twenty one days of repetition. The more emotion you use to repeat it, the more your mind accepts it as important. You really can change your mindset.
If you feel good about any newly acquired info and wish to make it permanent, continue practicing for 21 consecutive days.
I hope this explanation of changing your mindset will make a huge impact on your ability to change what you don't like in your life. Applying this information, over and over, will get you unstuck and help clear the path to your retirement.
Always remember there are new or better ideas opening up to your consciousness every day. When you are exposed and keep an open mind, you will discover numerous opportunities that perhaps you would have previously dismissed as B.S.
Finally -- when you are reading anything, if you are intuitively interested in the subject, accept that now is the correct time for you to learn it.
Remember “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”