Have a Great Life

I want to thank my friends at the Crack On Foundation for this one.

http://www.crackon.org

Here are four strategies to help you live an exceptional life:
 
1. CHOOSE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP – CAREFULLY.
 
Those around you always influence and have an effect on your
state-of-mind and feelings. The fact is: part of your brain models
the behavior and possibly even the thoughts of those around you.
 
Perhaps this is a good time for you to do a quick and honest
inventory of your friends, acquaintances and business associates.
 
Do they inspire and recharge you – or deplete and frustrate you?
The reality is that you may need to make some new and tough choices
about the people you surround yourself with.

 

2. MODEL EXCELLENCE.
 
Brain science studies leave no doubt that we, as humans, model and
internalize the behavior of others. So doesn’t it make sense to
model and learn from the best and the brightest? Consider taking
the time to review your goals and pinpoint your passion. What
engages you and sparks your creativity?
 
Once you have identified your passion, you can explore and seek out those
who have already successfully achieved what you wish to achieve. You
will be pleasantly surprised how much you can learn about their habits,
their thinking and how they manage their time. Professional
athletes and coaches have taken advantage of this built-in brain
skill for years by using mental practice and imagery. You can too.
 
3. BECOME AWARE OF HOW YOU SEE YOUR FUTURE UNFOLDING.
 
The same mirror neurons fire whether you perform an action or task,
watch someone else perform an action or task, or simply “imagine”
performing an action or task. This mind-bending discovery opens up
endless possibilities for you to apply your imagination. What,
specifically, do you imagine happening in your future? What are
your goals and expectations? Is your imagined future positive or
negative? Will you achieve success or succumb to failure?
 
4. APPLY YOUR IMAGINATION IN A PROACTIVE, POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE
WAY.
 
Choose one specific goal you want to accomplish. Create a
realistic, clear, emotionally-based “mental movie” or
“visualization” of your goal “as if” it has already occurred –
successfully. It is your success movie of the future that will
impact your subconscious to take the actions necessary to make it
happen. Visualize your success movie for 1-3 minutes a day for 30
days.
 
Your brain is equipped for success. Reread this article, follow
these four strategies and you will live an exceptional life.
 
~ James Mapes   http://www.JamesMapes.com
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