Enlist The RAS & Prosper!

Your life tends to reflect what you consistently focus on. So, what forces are at work when the Reticular Activating System gets into gear?

It would appear that anytime you make the decision to own a product or (to achieve a certain goal) the RAS moves into high gear… and it’s programmed to make you “rant and rave” about it… No Reserve…

Example: You set your mind on buying a certain Toyota model and on your regular commute this particular suddenly seems to seep out of the woodwork… everywhere you look?

How do you enlist the RAS to stay focused on your goals?

Let’s take exercise – for fitness, weight management, a healthy heart – as an example.

If this is your goal, then you should take a couple of minutes to reflect on why you should exercise. What will exercising help you to achieve? How will it make you feel to have that perfect physique and health you deserve? How will this benefit your life?

Write these compelling reasons down on a piece of paper and pin it somewhere you can see it daily. After a while your mind will automatically create hugely compelling reasons why you should exercise, such as

  • improve physical appearance
  • improve physical conditioning for your sport or hobby
  • enjoy a long and healthy life
  • set an example to friends and family to do likewise

You should also set a long-term goal to keep yourself motivated. What is the most compelling reason why you exercise? Is it to lose 15kg? Is it (for the ladies) to look cute and gorgeous…  like Beyonce in a leotard?

Now add this ultimate long-term goal to your list of “reasons to exercise”

Make a habit of visualizing this goal every time you start on the exercise routine. Remember; if you don’t know where you are going, how will you ever get there?

You might also make a habit of it to remind yourself of your reasons to exercise anytime you spy another woman that has achieved the figure of your dreams.

Not with bad jealousy! Remember;

“To rejoice in another’s prosperity, is to give content to your own lot: to mitigate another’s grief, is to alleviate or dispel your own.” …Thomas Edwards

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