Change Your Mind

Change your mind, change your life.

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 "Change your mind, change your life" right? The best thing about life is that we can change our minds at any time. However, the simple change of mind is not enough to create or sustain a changed life. We have to decide to make a decision. That may sound redundant, but there is a big difference between having a desire to do something and making a decision to do something. The former is simply a wish. The latter requires action.

 

As the Bible says, faith without work is dead (James 2:14-26). When we make a decision to change something in our life, we must back it up with action. Like science, every action has an equally and opposite reaction. Taking this into consideration, let's be purposeful in our action plan. Expect the best and plan accordingly, but most importantly, follow through with your decision or it will simple remain a wish that you may regret not acting upon. Ask any old person or someone lacking in their physical capacity what their biggest regret in life is, and almost certainly their answer will be not doing the things they always wished they wanted to do. Just a thought. 

 

For further context, think about it this way. The more you do something, the easier it becomes. It reminds me of my time as a gymnast. With constant repetition, skills that once were difficult and nearly impossible for me at the time became easier because the simple act of repeating them over and over again which allowed for easier recall and, in this sense, muscle memory. Our brain is the most powerful muscle in our bodies, and when we begin to retrain our minds, refocus our thoughts, and implement decided action into our daily lives, the thing we once believed would be impossible to achieve happens with a lot more ease. 

Check out this YouTube video on this subject from psychologist Bill Crawford. Let me know what you think of this theory.

Have you tried this in your own life? What were the result? Comment below!