ONCE YOUVE MADE UP YOUR MIND about
something, your mind works overtime to make itself right. Tell
yourself I have a high energy level and your mind
will try to make you right about that youll find
energy reserves you didnt know you had, or your mind will
fool you and make you think and feel you have more
energy than you really do. Either way is better than
The same forces operate just as effectively
with something negative. Say to yourself I just dont
seem to have the energy I had when I was younger and your
mind will make you right. Even if its not true, the times
you feel tired will stand out in your memory, and moments of
high energy will be disqualified, dismissed, or forgotten.
Change what you say to yourself about people
you dont get along with and your mind will work overtime
to make yourself right. If you say shes a jerk, your
actions will tend to bring out her jerkiness when shes
around you because you want to be right. If you say to
yourself she just had a bad day or is improving every day, your
actions will subtly influence her behavior in a way that makes
you right. You have the power. Its not absolute and almighty,
but what you say to yourself influences your state of mind, the
way you treat others, and thus the way they treat you.
Since you have a mind that tries to be
right, you might as well use it. Make sure the things you say
to yourself about yourself and other people are things you want
to be right about. And you will be.
Say things to yourself you want
to be right about.