In my early research here at Think Right Now, I discovered 22 mental patterns that literally control everything we do in every area of our lives. These patterns govern everyone. They are one of the principles of being human.
No matter what it is you do, these core programmed mental habits are controlling all your emotions, attitudes, decisions and actions every minute of every day.
One of the essential positive patterns is noticing and appreciating/enjoying your achievements.
The terrible truth, though, is that most people can achieve even gigantic goals and achieve dreams they've had their hearts set on for many years, but get no lasting joy once they've reached them.
This is typical of Olympic champions who often feel depressed on the medal stand as the gold medal is being placed around their necks. They often say that they feel like their lives are over. They were so focused on one goal and now that their one big goal has been achieved, they no longer have a purpose in life. So their triumphant moment - reaching their lifelong dream - turned sour because of their mental focus.
The exciting part is that the lack of joy, maybe even deep sorrow, can easily be turned into incredible happiness and power with just a tiny tweak in just one pattern of thought.
This is what happened to the lady below. She just sent in her story about 30 minutes ago and it perfectly illustrates this failure pattern. Happily, it also illustrates how easily it can be changed and what happens when it does.
Dear Mike and fellow workers,
I can't thank you enough for helping give me back a quality life. I have used Supreme Confidence Now! for about 2 1/2 months and I have now been using Unstoppable Motivation Now! for 2 days. In addition, I have Think Right Now! for Windows on my computer at work.
I don't even know where to begin to tell you about all of the positive changes in my life. Here's a little background on me. I've been divorced for 6 years and I've had so many bad relationships. My divorce left me in a lot of debt and just as soon as I caught up from that, I met another loser that lied and told me how wonderful he was and different from the others only to land me in so much debt I never could imagine being able to crawl out of it. Luckily I wised up and got rid of him nearly 2 years ago.
I did finally accomplish my dream of buying my very own house, just me and my animals. It was a happy day and I couldn't understand why I was still so sad about life. I knew the debt was pulling me deeper and deeper under, but I finally had my house. Well life was getting pretty hard for me to even look at. I started drinking. A LOT. Most nights I would come home from work and head straight for the fridge and a beer and proceed to get drunk most nights out of the week. I had been struggling with my size (which bad relationships always caused plenty of) and I just hadn't been able to lose any permanent size in the last 2 years.
Finally in October 2005, I said something to my doctor and she diagnosed me with severe depression. I started on anti-depressants in November and I really tried to give up the alcohol. I'd do fine for a little while, but it was always in the back of my head calling me. Then I'd fall of the wagon and go on a drinking binge. I hit rock bottom in December and finally sought out a counselor. I couldn't have been luckier. She is fantastic and isn't just my counselor now, but my friend. She has been super supportive and had done a lot to get me back toward the right track.
Then I stumbled across your website. I had ordered some Cd's several years before, but they don't work very well when you don't use them. I ordered some new ones and started using them. I used Supreme Confidence and couldn't believe how much better I felt about myself in no time! I was confident again and I didn't need alcohol. I haven't had a drink in 32 days and it doesn't even bother me!!!!
I just received Unstoppable Motivation and I started using it immediately. I have only been using it 2 days and I am already on a roll. I have lost interest in my job and it isn't my passion. I hope to open an animal shelter some day. Well I have actually started getting organized at work and accomplishing some things. I'm cleaning and organizing at home. I'm starting to do research to make my dream come true. I am starting to workout again. I've lost 6 pounds in the past month. Dreams I had long given up as hopeless are coming true. It is now June 2006 and I can't believe that I am actually enjoying life again! I'm even doing yard work and spending a lot of time outside, which I haven't done in YEARS. I've even joined a debt settlement company to get my finances in order. And this past weekend, a really nice guy asked me out. Been a long time since I've met a nice guy.
All of the positive changes are just happening like crazy, and my counselor is very impressed with the amount of progress I have made in a matter of weeks.
I finally have my life back.
I will be turning 30 in just a couple of weeks. I have dreaded getting older for the past couple of years because I had so very little to show for it. But now it will be a happy celebration and I have much to show for it.
Thank you, thank you so very much Mike and all of you at Think Right Now! I can't begin to express my gratitude.
Now, my experience says that as long as Cari continues to override the old belief and emotional patterns of the past by continuing to hit the "play" button, positive growth and exciting things will continue to happen and expand in her life.
Keep in mind, even these powerful behavior modification programs, in many people, don't perform miracles immediately. It can take time to instill the new patterns deeply into you.
Old beliefs can die hard... especially if there are many good reasons and excuses to keep them.
Social and family pressure often prevent us form making big changes.
Financial and career pressure may prevent us from doing many things that would improve our overall experience of life in so many ways. The list of life pressures that prevent spectacular growth is nearly endless.
So if you own some Think Right Now programs or are about to order some, remember that the magic comes from consistency.
Here is a little-known factoid...
As a sophomore in high school, Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.
But he kept "playing" and the rest is history.
The programs Cari mentioned in her letter were these: