YOUR BRAIN IS YOUR TOOL FOR CHANGE
TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NEW IMAGE YOUR STRONGEST IMAGE
Your strongest picture is the way you are right now. The trick is to create a picture of the
future as you want it to be…. And then bring it into the present by telling yourself it is so
NOW. It does not matter that it isn’t true yet; Just keep thinking about it, and it will
become the stronger image.
Your Creative Subconscious will start to find ways to close the gap between the new image and
your reality. Which way will it go? Always, it will follow the strongest picture. Not the easiest one
– the strongest one. It may take a while to get there… but get there it will!
Pick 2 or 3 things you would like to change about yourself. Don’t try to change everything at
once. Concentrate on what your self images are – not the things you do. Do not think about how
you’ll accomplish the change. Let your creative subconscious find the how.
On a 3x5 card, write down a simple affirmative that says what each new self image is.
(Not: I’ll try, or I’ll stop, or I will, or I should, or I want to……… Say, I am, I do, it makes me happy
that I…) Stay with positive images, and keep them in the present tense. Put these affirmative
statements somewhere you’ll see them every day. Read them a lot — and picture yourself living
When you make a mistake (and you will make many of them), your subconscious will try to drag
out a long list of mistakes you’ve made in the past, parading for your review all the dumb things
you’ve ever done in your life. You’ll hear a little voice saying to you, “See, that’s just like you. I
knew you would do that. You always do that. You’ve always been a loser, in fact you were the
slowest reader in second grade. Etc., etc., etc.”
Don’t buy it! Hold up your hand to yourself, and say, “Stop! That isn’t like me any
more. The next time, I intend to….” And say in your mind what you wish you’d done
Do this even if you feel silly. It doesn’t matter that you didn’t do it this time. There is
no limit to the number of next times you get. You get as many next times as you need.
AND TEAR UP THAT MENTAL LIST! Don’t ever look at it again. Whenever you
see it coming, go right to “Stop! That isn’t like me any more. The next time I intend to…”
If you think you can do something… you are right.
If you think you can’t do something… you are right.
We move toward and become like what we think.