But, once you become aware of your unconscious thoughts through relaxation, you can learn how to stop the negative thoughts and limiting beliefs in their tracks.
Being in control of your thoughts is the greatest power you can possess.
When you know how to prevent unwelcome thoughts from taking over - you can focus on the present, which is the secret to accomplishing everything.
All successful people have the ability to block off periods of time to complete just one task.
They don't sit there wondering if they're up to that task, and allow doubts and fears to lead them to procrastinate, and waste that block of time. They only focus on what needs to be done - so it gets done.
When you choose Facebook over finishing something - that is your fears taking over.
Learn to hang a "Do Not Disturb" sign up in your mind, and see how much more productive you become.
Once you've accomplished your goal for the day, make time to congratulate yourself on how far you've come.
This is an extremely important part of the process of reaching for your ultimate goal.
If you end your task, and allow thoughts to sneak back in which make you doubt whether what you've done is good enough, then you'll never share it with the world, and your dream will stay locked inside you.
Don't undo the work you've produced through complete focus. Before you look at it to begin checking and editing - immediately tell yourself, "Well done!". Enjoy feeling proud of your achievement. It doesn't matter if you've only found 20 minutes to focus - feel good that you spent the whole 20 minutes on just one thing.
You will get more done in blocks of concentrating for 20 minutes at a time, than you will spending the whole day being distracted by social media, your phone, the TV, listening to music, friends dropping by unannounced etc.
Remember how good it feels to see the results of your focused attention - a whole lot better than regretting all the things that didn't get done because you allowed yourself to be distracted.
When you can control your thoughts, you can control what you produce each day, and take yourself to the finishing line of your goal.
Are you tired of having lots of unfinished projects? Every time you think about them you feel worse - but you can finish anything you choose to.
Please get in touch if you want to know what it feels like to lose your doubts and fears - and know how great it feels to have already reached your dream goal.
"If you chase two rabbits, both will escape." ~ Anonymous
"Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, 'Is this necessary?'” ~ Marcus Aurelius
“The only thing we can control is what we do in the present. The more we replay yesterday, the further we get from today’s opportunities. And the further away we move from opportunities, the tougher the road is to get back. Opportunities never look as good coming as they do going, and they wait for no one. We need to be highly attentive to spot them. And we must be focused on our present capabilities, not past regrets.” ~ John C. Maxwell