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Become The Master Of Your Mind

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan
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Become The Master Of Your Mind

You’ve probably heard this before:

Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.

Robin Sharma

You probably also know it to be true.

Everything you see before you was first visualized in the minds of those who created it.

What if I told you the same process can be used both positively as well as negatively.

Creative people had it worse

What kind of people procrastinate the most?

According to David Allen:

It would be the most creative, sensitive, and intelligent people—because their sensitivity and creativity give them the capability to produce in their minds lurid nightmare scenarios about what might be involved in doing the project.

As a creative person, you want to be the master of your mind.

Letting it run wild and imagining all the negative consequences is only going to freak you out.

And you cannot afford to freak out and get stuck at this time.

Play forward consciously

Visualization exercises are not new.

What you might not have tried is to play forward—as opposed to play back— the scenes consciously you’re about to engage it.

By consciously means you are to choose positive imageries to feed your conscious mind. Until such time when you get good at it, your subconscious mind will then take over.

Before you start your day today, practice visualizing that you will learn and gain insights from everything you come into contact with. As the day goes by, monitor the invasion of negative thoughts and consciously replace them with positive ones.

Melvyn Tan

Despite living the good life at midlife, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My aim here is to reinvent midlife, learn new skills, and understand how the world works post-COVID.