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You Can Pretend Anything And Master It

“‘If you take intellectual knowledge that you learn as a philosophy, and then initiate that knowledge into your life by applying it enough times until you master it, you ultimately move from being a philosopher to an initiate to a master.’ Dr. Joe Dispenza.

He states there is ‘sound scientific evidence that this is possible.’ I love Joe’s work and if you are not familiar with it you should be. Do a search. It’s worthwhile. The famous hypnotherapist, Milton Erickson was fond of saying, ‘You can pretend anything and master it.’

So what is this mastery these fine gentleman speak of? It is applying what you know until it is automatic and reliable. You don’t have to think about it. It is YOU! It is natural for you. You have wired it in and it has become a habit. Habits operate unconsciously.

The More You Do The More You Can Do

Use the information you are gathering to transform yourself by applying it. Without application, you benefit little from the information itself. Knowledge doesn’t change people, but applied knowledge can. To know and not to do, is to not know at all.

Skill or mastery comes from spaced repetition of correct practice, consistently, for a long enough duration of time, to become habit. Habit makes it second nature, reliable and automatic. You can master anything given dedication, correct practice and repetition.

If you meditate daily or visualize you will get better and better. If you affirm or direct your mind with questions you will get better at it. When you think positive in the face of difficulty you will improve. The same is true of swimming, skiing, juggling, playing piano. Get it?

What We Ultimately Do With Ease We First Do With Difficulty

What you practice you get better at it. Without practice you won’t. So practice your attitude and gratefulness. Build success habits and you will become more successful. Build happiness habits. Most people habitually live ho-hum, so-so lives of worry and frustration.

You don’t have to. You can change and transform yourself. You can learn to create your best life ever. Practice gratitude. Practice being delighted. Practice having fun. If you don’t feel it at first, pretend you do and you will master that. Get it? Do it! Practice and celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Why Shifting Is So Important!

“When you focus on problems or the distance between where you are and where you want to be you loose energy. You loose steam. You vibrate low or you feel low.  When you concentrate on lack of money, health, love or anything your system is stressed and low.

Your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual energy wanes when you are focused on problems and not having what you want. That is why you need to shift from focusing on less than glorious circumstances to what you want to create instead.

Stop focusing on how far you have to go and focus on winning the race. Imagine the race already won and all the accolades and awards and cheering and celebration. Get your spirits and your energy up. When you vibrate high, you are happier and more productive.

Positive Energy Heals – Everything Is Energy – Focus On Positive

The act of shifting from the negative to the positive is the basis of forming a new positive habit. When you are aware of feeling less than gloriously, and you consciously decide to change it, it is a good thing. You are developing the habit of shifting your attention.

You deliberately shift your focus and your energy. You develop the habit by repeating this, each time, as necessary. Soon, it becomes automatic. Soon, fewer and fewer things bother you or pull you down. You move from Donnie Downer to Upbeat Uma. Get it?

You will develop a new pattern of thought. You will raise your feeling point, you vibrational point, and that will cause you to create and attract the kind of people, circumstances and things, you like and want more of in your life. Remember, you attract who you are!

Be The Energy You Want To Attract – Be It Now – It Is Up To You

This is why the shift is so important. This is why being grateful is so important. The more pleased and happier you are with the present, whatever this present moment is, the more happiness you get in return. You generate it. That is why it is important to train your mind to see the good in any, and all, situations and focus on the positive. To be able to do that more easily, celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Some Useful Secrets To Powerful Transformative Affirmations

“People ask me what affirmations are good to use. They ask me what I use. The most powerful are, anything that follows ‘I am’ in present tense. Such as, ‘I am confident. I am loving. I am rich. I am intelligent. I am healthy.’ Phrase it as if it is currently the case. You’re it, right now.

It is simple! Most important are the feelings you say the affirmations with. Even more important than the words are the emotions behind the words. So say them with conviction, passion, enthusiasm, confidence and joy. That is what is truly important. I promise you!

If you feel nagging doubt when you say the affirmation there are two things you should know. One, you may be comparing where you are to where you want to be, and notice the difference, and  feel less than glorious. Stop that! Focus on what you want, as if it is reality.

Whatever You Focus On – Talk – Read -Think About – You Create

Two, anytime you seek to make a change your brain, attempting to keep you safe and the same, will throw doubt, worry, fear, limiting beliefs and negative thoughts at you, to attempt to keep you from changing. It is why most people abandon the pursuit. Stop it.

Don’t let a thought prevent you from doing something good and positive for yourself and others. Stop listening. Put your attention elsewhere. Say, ‘thanks for sharing  but I go this covered. I’m going to go ahead and be rich, health, intelligent and loving anyway. Thanks!’

Don’t fight it. Work with it. Accept it and divert it. Use the phrase I just gave you. Take a break. Go for a walk. Take some deep breaths. Jump up and down. Interrupt the pattern when it fires off by doing something else. Anything else! Just be safe about it. It works.

When You Affirm You Imagine – If You Imagine – You Can Create 

If it just won’t seem to go away, and IF you repeat your affirmation with conviction consistently, EVERY day, IT WILL. But, in the event you can’t see your way through it, and make the changes for yourself, you can always ask a question or place yourself in a learning process.

You can say, ‘I wonder how soon before I feel really healthy. I wonder how soon before I realize how truly rich I am. How quickly can I discover it is easy to feel confident.’ This is an aspect of using my Directed Questions™ approach. Another aspect of it, is this.

‘I am in the process of getting really, really healthy. I am learning how to appreciate how rich I am. I am in the process of learning to be delightfully confident in the appropriate situations’ Get it. You direct your mind gently without setting up any conflict. You’re in process.

If It Is To Be It Is Up To Me – Accept Responsibility And Do It

Of course, the wise person will realize you can do both and blend them. So I hope you will. What follows are a few of the affirmations I use morning, before bed and throughout the day. You can  use affirmations from others, but it is best if you create your own.

‘I love my life. I am blessed. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Everything always works out for the best for me. Unexpected good always comes my way. I don’t know how, but everything always works out and I am grateful. Thank you. Thank you Thank you!’

Well, there you have some tips and some affirmations. Put it into daily regular use and you will transform your life and experience. Do nothing with it, and nothing much may change. It is the application of knowledge that is transformative, not the knowledge, itself. Get it? Do it! Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Success And Happiness Is Determined By How You Think!

“In recent blogs, I taught and I encouraged you to ask, ‘does this support me? Is this supportive or non-supportive?’ A very important consideration. Something either supports and uplifts you, or it does not. I snuck in another question, too. Perhaps, you noticed it.

If something is not supportive, ‘what can I change; what thought, feeling or behavior?’ If you discover your thoughts aren’t supporting you, then you should, you must change them, to supportive ones that help get you the results you want. Awareness, then shifting, is key!

If you do something that makes you feel bad, you want to change it to something that makes you feel good. Realize, you should have a conscience too. You ought to do what is best for you and everyone involved. I am never suggesting you do anything to harm anyone.

Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can’t You’re Right

That includes you and others. Be sensitive and be good to all. Another consideration, prior to getting into the next question I share, is this question? Is it positive or negative? If something is negative and doesn’t support you, change it? Focus on the positive.

You get what you focus on. You want a better life? You don’t get one by focusing on negativity, what is wrong or lacking. You make your life better by focusing on those positive thoughts, feelings and actions you can take, to get you positive and better results. Get it?

The point of these questions I am sharing, is to bring your awareness to the moment. Is what is going positive or negative? Does it support you or not? What change can you make to your thinking, feeling or behaving that will shift it from negative to positive and supportive?

Change Your Mindset And You Change Your Life – Be Positive

More next time. For now keep focused and keep asking. Stay tuned to what you are grateful for. This combination of gratitude and positivity, with questions that direct  you into being and feeling supportive, is unstoppable. Make it your new habit. Master it. It is amazing. Celebrate everything! Rex Sikes

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Your Answer To This Question Will Determine If You Can Succeed

Most people claim they are ready and willing to be happy and succeed. Most may even claim they have had enough of life the way it has been and they want it to be different. They will do anything to get out of debt, depression, anxiety and fear. BUT will they?

Will you? What most people claim and what most people do are  worlds apart. The honest answer to my question can determine the likelihood of whether or not you change AND whether you change easily. You can’t bullshit a bullshitter. So be true to yourself.

That is the most difficult thing to do, sometimes. If you really want to change you must face certain things. Here is the question: How willing are you to change? That is it. What is your willingness to change quotient. Are you actually willing to change your life?

If You Want Things To Change – You Have To Change

Okay, I asked the same question three different ways. So what is your answer? Many people say they will do anything to change, but they won’t. What about you? If you truly want your life to change you must change some things in your life. You can’t remain the same!

If you always do what you have always done, you will always get the same results. You will continue to get what you have always got. Get it? Unless you are willing to change, and actually change things, everything remains the same. You need to learn new habits. So…..

How willing are you to change? How much money will you spend? I bet some went, ‘Whoa, money! I’m not going to spend money? This will cost me? I can’t afford much. Do you know how much debt I have? It is always about money!’ Or some variation. Right. Did you?

If You Want Things To Be Better – You Have To Be Better

It always comes down to money, doesn’t it? Well, yes and no. How much time are you willing to dedicate? Someone just thought, ‘I have no time as it is!’ Or some variation. What are you willing to give up or go without? Would you give up your favorite TV show?

Would you go without your favorite show, or past time, for a year, if it meant you could get your goals and live your dream life? Would you give up junk food;  Alcohol; Tennis: Golf; Poker; Whatever it is? What are you willing to give in exchange for changing your life?

People say they are willing but, more frequently, do nothing to change. Would you read positive, books and articles and blogs for an hour each day? Would you for 30 minutes? 5 minutes? What are you willing to do? Would you listen to inspirational audios? Well?

If You want To Have More – You Have To Become More

How about you take a seminar or program. Attend a learning event or workshop. Would you commit to a weekly, or monthly, meeting? What will you do to change? The bottom line is your change IS going to cost you something! Either money, time, energy or habits.

Either you pay the price or you don’t change. Get it? You can’t do everything the same way you always have and expect things to be different. That is truly insane! Right? That IS the definition of insanity. To be different you must do things differently! Get it?

So how willing are you to do whatever it takes to get what you want? That is the question. How willing are you to change? What is your willingness? If you say you are very willing then prove it to yourself. Take some immediate action in that direction. Don’t wait. Do it.

Your Life Is A Reflection Of Your Thoughts and Feelings – Mindset

If you wait, you won’t! If you have to think about it, you won’t. Old habits die hard. Do it right now. Do it within 24 hours. That way you convince your brain you are serious about changing. Take action in the direction of the changes you want. Don’t let it go or it goes away.

People give lip service to change but make all manner of excuses. They whine, complain, and blame. They say, ‘If you only knew how hard it is…’ Blah blah blah. Anyone can make an excuse. If the first thing that goes off in your head is one, learn to change that. Do it!

You need to develop automatic, reliable, supportive thought, feeling and behavior habits, that are aligned, to help you get yourself what you want in life. We all have many that distract and keep us limited, weak, angry, doubtful and fearful. We need to change these.

So What Positive Good Will You Do To Change Your Life

When you shift from the less than supportive habits to the more supportive ones sometimes there is inertia to overcome. ‘Old habits die hard’. Still, we can change. Sometimes in some time. Sometimes instantly. But only if you are willing, can it happen. Are you willing?

How willing are you to change things, so that you transform your life for the better. I show you how in these blog pages every day. There are tips and suggestions, powerful principles and practices. Do you use and apply them? Do you go back and study these blog posts?

What do you do to make you, and your life, better? To develop a new habit you must consistently, correctly, apply yourself. That means daily, even numerous times during the day. So how willing are you to change? How committed? Be honest. Be true to yourself.

When You Decide To Take Action – Act Immediately – Do It Now

If you are truly willing and committed then you can and will change. Have you watched my video? I linked it below. Do you practice gratitude? Can you count everything as a blessing, yet? If not you have some practicing and celebrating to do. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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How The Mind Helps Heal The Body

Here is a method for increasing our health and well being. We only have one mind and one body this go around,  at least, as far as we know. It makes sense to make the best use of our mind and body and to take as good care of it as possible. Imagine feeling better.

While mindfulness is a brand, the practice of meditation is of immense value. The benefits of meditation and positive thinking are worth making these a daily habit. Both of these have been shown to help us to live healthier in both mind and body. We get good results.

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Perception Is Everything – Change How And What You Perceive

The sub-header says it all, ‘How mental and physical health is affected by the way we perceive and relate to it’. Our mindset determines our mindset and our physical well-being. We cannot escape the affect of our thoughts and perceptions.

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It is cyclic too. Our health affects our thoughts. When you feel on top of the world you think better and clearer. Mind and body are part of the same cybernetic system. The are one, in reality, but we tend to divide them. We use mind and body to navigate the world.

A healthy mind and healthy body is obviously optimal. This is why it is important seek to improve both as best we are able. It does begin with our thinking. Maintaining a positive attitude is one of the best things you can do for yourself. So is maintaining a healthy body.

Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can’t You’re Right

Meditation is a practice that can help you do both. If you don’t or haven’t I suggest you give it a go. As with anything it takes time to master. Patience and persistence is required. Take it lightly and enjoy it. Practice gratitude too. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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How To Stop The Struggle Inside You!

“Your mind will always believe what you feed it. That is what it has been doing since you were born. Your subconscious mind doesn’t evaluate the content you are presented with, to determine whether it is right or wrong, or good or bad for you. It just accepts it.

It learns unconsciously through repetition. You and I have been fed some pretty crappy programming while growing up. Our mind’s believed it. It accepted it. It is not the truth! You and I only think it is. Get it? It is not YOUR programming. You borrowed it. We did!

You borrowed it before you knew what you were doing. Hence, you have lived from it as if it were yours. It isn’t! You can change it. That is what we have to do in order to transform. We aren’t responsible for the programming we adopted, but we are for changing it.

Think Positive – Be Positive And Positive Things Will Happen

Once we become aware that we have some crappy, limiting beliefs and programming we are 100% responsible for changing it. If you want your life to change, you have to change some things in your life. The ancients knew this. Buddha knew this. We aren’t our thoughts.

So we can change our thoughts to better serve us. Napoleon Hill pointed out we can begin to believe anything, any new thought, through repetition, and by the intensity of our feelings. This is how we were originally programmed. This is how we change it, too.

Feed your mind what you want it to believe, instead. Choose supporting, positive, helpful beliefs, instead of the limiting ones. Fill your mind with these. Repeatedly affirm with strong emotion, daily. Control your thinking. Manage the process and you become free.

What Consumes You Mind Controls Your Life

Stop limiting yourself. Start  feeding it faith. Feed it optimism. Feed it strength. Feed it hope. We become what we think about most frequently. What we focus on expands. Fill your mind with positive, optimistic material repeatedly, consistently, for long enough.

Your mind will accept it. You will begin living from the new thoughts. You will develop the positive thinking habit. Your life will transform. ‘Be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind’. Renew your mind and be transformed!

Do you know the story of the two dogs? A wise old native told his young son that within him were two dogs fighting. ‘Which one wins?’ asked the boy. The wise man replied, ‘the one you feed’. What are you feeding YOUR mind? It makes an incredible difference!

A Negative Mind Will Never Give You A Positive Life – Change It

Feed it gratitude. Feed it positivity. Do it daily. Moment to moment. Make this a part of your mission. That which occupies your thinking determines the results you get. Shift from the negative, less than glorious, crappy, thinking and believing. Do it. You can do this!

Shift from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’ and ‘I can learn to do anything’. Anything IS possible when you believe it is! Henry Ford is famous for saying, ‘If you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.’ Think you can! Begin today! Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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