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I was blown away at the number of you who committed to 30 days of listening to The Strangest Secret. These responses are so inspiring and encouraging to anyone wanting a fresh start. New habits are easy to do – and easy to avoid. You get to choose.
Episode #847 September 09, 2022
Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.
Thank you for being a listener of this podcast. I love hearing from you and being allowed to think through the questions we all have about finding or creating work that matters, for people who care.
A lot of people wake up in the morning and grab their cellphones, check their email, Facebook, and the news. They get out of bed on the same side, go to the bathroom, get a cup of coffee, take a shower, and eat the same breakfast. They drive the same way to work, do the same things, push the same emotional buttons, drive home, eat dinner, sit in the same chair, watch the same TV shows, go to bed and repeat the same pattern the next day.
That pattern overrides where you thought you were making decisions. It becomes a program and all of a sudden 20 years have gone by. You look up and your company says “we don’t need you anymore” or you’re 20 lbs overweight. You think, “I need to make some changes.” But that pattern of your life is more powerful than a quick thought or a wish, desire, hope or quick prayer. That’s where the power of the 30 days of listening to The Strangest Secret comes into play. When you hear that message over and over again, your mind starts to believe little by little that change is possible.
Most people wait until there’s a crisis — a big dramatic incident or tragedy like a disease, getting fired, business failure, divorce, etc. before they make up their mind to change and taking clear action.
My question for you is why would you wait for a disaster or tragedy? You can decide to change now. But it takes repetition to walk into a new season of life.
Joe Dispenza says that most people spend 70% of their lives in survival and stress, anticipating the worst possible outcome. I guess if we get used to that, at least the fear and stress are predictable. It’s better than the unknown.
Making big changes, even toward good outcomes, is a scary, unpredictable process. So your mind works automatically to repeat the known pattern of your life. But if you intercept your mind by intentionally thinking new thoughts, you can overcome that pattern, and your mind will become an image for your future rather than a repeat of your past.
The moment you start feeling abundant and worthy, you start generating wealth.
Change your thinking and you can create the future you want.
Here are some of the comments from those of you who wrote your stories:
Even though people consider me a happy person, I had grown accustomed and actually comfortable with negative thoughts and was reaping the fruit of those negative thoughts.
After listening to The Strangest Secret every day for 30 days, I realized that probably 90% of a job that was going nowhere was a result of my lack of vision.
After I continued to listen and develop goals, I realized severl things:
- Success was not in trying to throw those thoughts out of my mind by effort, but by replacing those negative thoughts by focusing on my goals.
- Even though people consider me a happy person I had grown accustomed and actually comfortable with negative thoughts and was reaping the fruit of those negative thoughts.
- I was having and continue to learn how to think positive, which included learning how to look at situations differently and finding the good in what I do.
Once I began to set some goals in my life, I find that my life has a purpose and go to work with a plan to flourish above just the job and paycheck.
The more I listened to The Strangest Secret the more I realized I had the power to change my life.
I have some habits that are going to be trouble areas. The biggest one being taking no action. Striving to listen every day to a positive person gave me something to look forward to. The repetitiveness started to drive the negative thoughts out. This gave room for the good thoughts to come in.
Negative thoughts discouraged me and made me more timid. Scarcity caused me to believe only a full-time job at an employer with benefits was the way to go.
I see now there are so many other possibilities when I banish thoughts of negativity, fear, and scarcity from my mind. After all, we become what we think about.
I have a small garden in my backyard and in one section I planted sunflower seeds. Guess what grew? Sunflowers!
The earth did return to me what I sowed. My mind will harvest what is being planted.
I had been in a bit of a “rut” for the last year, kind of wishing and hoping things were different or better, but unfortunately not really doing much about it. Just continuing on.
I think Proverbs 4:23 says it best advising us to guard our heart (mind) above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Solomon is advising us to be sure we concentrate on desires that keep us on the right place. Keep your eyes fixed on the goal and don’t get sidetracked by detours.
I listened to The Strangest Secret every day without fail for 30 days. I kept a daily journal and reviewed it. The pages I wrote in my journal record a positive transformation.
I plan to keep listening to The Strangest Secret and renewing the 30 day challenge as another means to keep me focused.
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