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  1. 1. KILL THOSE ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts) Presented by: L. Susan Fischer, MCJ, CFC Workforce Specialist, Consultant, Speaker, Educator
  2. 2. The Mind is a Battlefield <ul><li>Personal journey </li></ul><ul><li>Recent events - challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t have it all together </li></ul><ul><li>We are in a daily war, so arm yourself for battle </li></ul><ul><li>The battle is won by small, repetitive victories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It takes faith, strength, endurance, and hope </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Concept of ANTS <ul><li>Concept comes from Dr. Daniel Amen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Power of Thoughts <ul><li>All you are is what you’ve thought about – Buddha </li></ul><ul><li>A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it – Marcus Aurelius </li></ul><ul><li>A man is what he thinks about all day long – Ralph Waldo Emerson </li></ul><ul><li>Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind-- William James </li></ul>
  5. 5. Power of Thoughts <ul><li>People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw </li></ul><ul><li>What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives we need to stretch our minds . –Wayne Dyer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Power of Thoughts <ul><li>As a man thinketh, so is he -- Proverb </li></ul><ul><li>You become what you think about – Earl Nightengale </li></ul><ul><ul><li> / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You become what you think about most of the time – Brian Tracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Power of Thoughts <ul><li>Thoughts are energy </li></ul><ul><li>Brain doesn’t know what is true from what is false </li></ul><ul><li>Our mind will return anything we plant in it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gardening concept (fruit or poison) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thoughts begin everything – feelings, actions </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts create </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gardening Example <ul><li>Sunlight </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Air </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Soil </li></ul><ul><li>Fertilizer </li></ul><ul><li>Shovel </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds </li></ul><ul><li>Pruning </li></ul><ul><li>Faith and Belief </li></ul><ul><li>Routine steps to take </li></ul><ul><li>Oxygen, health, self care </li></ul><ul><li>Control thoughts/attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Support, encouragement, reinforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Starting point </li></ul><ul><li>Idea, need </li></ul><ul><li>Input, feedback, analysis </li></ul>You return what you plant. Plant the right goal in your mind!
  9. 9. The Power of Positive Thinking <ul><li>Remez Sasson: </li></ul><ul><li>Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth, expansion and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable results. A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action. Whatever the mind expects, it finds. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 10. Constructive Thinking <ul><li>Your Elevator to Success —Dr. Seymour Epstein of the University of Massachusetts researched the thinking styles of highly successful people .…The most interesting survey result was the fact that superachievers think differently than average achievers. Dr. Epstein found nine key differences: </li></ul>
  11. 11. Constructive Thinking <ul><li>Superachievers think in ways that make them less sensitive to disapproval and rejection. They brush off rejection faster. </li></ul><ul><li>They think in ways that facilitate effective action . </li></ul><ul><li>Their thoughts are more focused on the task at hand and they refuse to let their minds drift to unpleasant events of the past. If they cannot do anything about a negative situation, they do not worry about it and they move on with their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>They do not engage in superstitious thoughts. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Constructive Thinking <ul><li>They think that failures are an important source of learning and refuse to equate failure with low self-worth . Thinking constructively saves them from wasting time and suffering psychological pain. </li></ul><ul><li>They do not restrict their thinking by establishing rigid patterns. They do not divide others into &quot;winners&quot; and &quot;losers,&quot; but accept people for who they are as individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>They think thoughts through without jumping to false conclusions. They are able to see their actions and the world in a healthy and realistic perspective . They are optimists, yet think realistically. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Constructive Thinking <ul><li>They welcome challenges with optimism and without fear . When they face difficulties, they find ways to look at the positive side of life. </li></ul><ul><li>They do not waste time in unproductive, esoteric, or catastrophic thoughts . They think constructively and they know that their level of thinking determines their level of success. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Learn From a Sports Example <ul><li>What has made some of the greatest athletes in the world? These athletes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>recognize their potential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eliminate roadblocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are focused, their “head is in the game” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>do not let fear overcome their potential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>put in a full effort, do no slack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>protect themselves from outside influences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dump the insecurity </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Billy Riggs – Magic of Attitude <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>We choose our attitude, it is an act of the will </li></ul><ul><li>I can attract bad things or good things </li></ul><ul><li>We have an illusion of helplessness, a false feeling that can paralyze us. It is NOT REAL. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to seize control of our destiny. </li></ul><ul><li>We have the power to face any circumstance with a positive attitude. </li></ul><ul><li>We need proactivity and courage </li></ul><ul><li>We can master the impossible </li></ul><ul><li>We can change what we believe </li></ul><ul><li>“ Once I got my head in the right place the world came out just fine” </li></ul>
  16. 16. It’s Contagious <ul><li>Ever notice that when you are around a “Debbie Downer” your mood can also be affected? </li></ul><ul><li>Control what you see and hear </li></ul><ul><li>Surround yourself with ONLY positive people! Not only do you become what you think about, you become what you hang around with! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. I Believe <ul><li>I believe every person has within themselves inexhaustible reserves of potential they have never even come close to realizing. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe each person has far more intelligence than they have ever used. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe each person is more creative than he or she has ever imagined. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe the greatest achievements of your life lie ahead of you. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe the happiest moments of your life are yet to come. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe the greatest successes you will ever attain are still waiting for you on the road ahead. </li></ul><ul><li>And, I believe through learning and application of what you learn, you can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal that you can set for yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Tracy International, 462 Stevens Avenue, S-202, Solana Beach CA 92075, </li></ul>
  18. 18. Solutions <ul><li>Think about what you are thinking about </li></ul><ul><li>Take every thought captive </li></ul><ul><li>Tell yourself the truth </li></ul><ul><li>Surround yourself with positive things </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the right things </li></ul><ul><li>Set boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Be thankful in all things </li></ul><ul><li>Work at it </li></ul>
  19. 19. More Solutions <ul><li>Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, courage, health, and hope </li></ul><ul><li>Never try to get even with your enemies </li></ul><ul><li>Count your blessings, not your troubles. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to profit from your losses. </li></ul><ul><li>Create happiness for others. </li></ul><ul><li>--Dale Carnegie. Borrowed from Dale Carnegie’s Golden Book </li></ul>
  20. 20. More Solutions <ul><li>Show respect. </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to nobler motives. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for the worst and try to improve on the worst. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t fuss about trifles. </li></ul><ul><li>Let go of the past </li></ul><ul><li>--Dale Carnegie. Borrowed from Dale Carnegie’s Golden Book </li></ul>
  21. 21. Resources <ul><li>Dr. Daniel Amen </li></ul><ul><li>Joyce Meyer </li></ul><ul><li>Earl Nightengale </li></ul><ul><li>Tony Robbins </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> /SPEC-IDX.HTM </li></ul>
  22. 22. Thank you!! L. Susan Fischer, MCJ, CFC [email_address] [email_address] Also on Facebook