What's Gratitude Worth?
Today's Empowering Quote
"I was complaining that I had no shoes
till I met a man who had no feet."
Today's Fast Session
Alright! Let's go!
Let's take stock of ourselves, shall
What do we have? Legs? I wouldn't take
any amount of money for mine. How about you?
How about your arms? Would you sell
them? Your eyes? Would you take even a million dollars
for them? Well then certainly your brain. After all those
times that you cursed it for forgetting something and called
yourself a stupid you-know-what?
Would you take a million for it?
Didn't think so.
Did you know that scientists and
doctors have studied many thousands of people under hypnosis and
have found that we have virtually perfect memories? People who have
had electronic stimulation to parts of their brains have shown the
When stimulated, people have been
literally "brought back" to days and moments in their lives and they
remembered every thought, word, look, step, everything. Just
as if they were in the moment again. Even 30+ years later.
That's astonishing, isn't it?
But to get more out of it and yourself
on a daily basis, you have to be in the right state of mind.
Hypnosis is simply a state of alert relaxation. In that state,
photographic memory can occur.
Let's make a commitment together.
Let's commit to keeping a watchful eye on our states of mind.
How else can we possibly do the things
that we want to do today and in our tomorrows?
If you say and think those woe-is-me
thoughts every second of the day, you're going to get sub-par or no
performance at all. You're absolutely killing your chances of
success and happiness...
And with a magnificent brain like
yours, that is a tragedy.
So write down on a 3x5 card two
1- "What is great about right now?"
2- "What am I thankful for right now?"
Calm down... there's something. You
just need to find it. Even if you're an extreme optimist, do
this. Tomorrow might provide you with some challenges that you don't
normally have and you need weapons, too.
What could be good/great? After we
come up with our laundry list, look at each one and feel it. Is this
a made-up list? A fake, a fraud? Well, let me ask you
what all those disempowering worrying thoughts you've had over the
years and decades that didn't amount to anything are? The
truth? The way it really is?
Hey, the truth is what you believe it
to be. And I contend that we should bend our beliefs towards
what is USEFUL-not just the way something seems to be on the
What could be great? What could you be
Keep this thought in mind, "And this
too shall pass." Life goes on. And there's never a
better time to practice leveling our moods than NOW. This is
not a dress rehearsal. Today IS practice for tomorrow.
Your physical health - tens of
thousands didn't wake up today.
Your significant other - your soul
Your best friend - your confidant
Your boss - many don't even have a
boss (or a job) to curse
Your co-workers/teammates - can't do
it without them
Parents - make up with them. If you
don't, ultimately, you'll wish you did.
Your country - and the freedoms it
provides to you
Hey, stop reading and start writing...
yes, that means you, too. These are my ideas. What are yours?
Your favorite TV shows
The habit you just gave up; the weight
you just lost
Any other accomplishment - no matter
Your new car/house/clothes/furniture
Your education, degree
Your future prospects/next month/next
year (imagining can help you feel good now)
Your new do /weekly massage
Your chance to learn something right
now and what it will mean to you in the future
Your chance to rise above the problem
and how that will make you feel
All the people at the end of the phone
who are waiting to serve your needs
Mike Brescia - yeah, me. I'm here for
Wow, you sure have a lot to be in a
good mood about. Now don't just read this and say, "Hey that's
neat. I feel pretty good." You need to do it now...
The magic is in the doing.
Do you want to feel good today, but
not be quickly able to get back here?
Nothing lasting will happen unless you
get out the pencil, write it down and feel it.
And when you have a moment or a day
when things aren't going well, remember that your state of mind
DICTATES what you'll do next and the way you do it.
When you need to, just pull out your
sheet of paper with all the things you can feel good about, and
before you know it, you will feel better.
Maybe not great, but better IS going
in the right direction... Isn't it?
And when you feel good, you are more
likely to do good.
Today's Winning Beliefs
-- I'm grateful for all that I have
-- I have so much to be thankful for in my life
-- I can feel great any time I want simply by remembering my
-- I quickly let go of negative thoughts when they threaten to
-- My mind is a powerful tool that I have at my disposal any time I