Have you ever participated in a play or any type of performance? If so, you can relate to the time, energy, effort, as well as the fears and tears involved in practicing and rehearsing. Rehearsals begin with positivity in anticipation of a great production.
What we practice is what we create, right?
But, not all productions end up as we originally anticipate.
Have you ever worried about an impending confrontation with a co-worker, family member, or acquaintance? Be honest. You practiced – or rehearsed – the conversation in your mind ahead of time, didn’t you?
We all do that.
When you’ve done this in the past, think about the anticipated battles that were the most heated for you. The ones that upset you the most, and where you anticipated the most confrontation, were the ones that probably ended up playing out just as you rehearsed. Or, maybe they became even more fired-up than anticipated.
Let me say that in another way.
When we rehearse a conversation in our heads first, the actual conversation usually goes very much like our imagined conversation. This is especially true when the conversation is particularly important and/or upsetting.
Sometimes we can get surprised by the other party introducing a simple resolution, but this doesn’t happen often.
Because our confrontations not only carry our words at the time … they carry along ALL of the energy of our rehearsed conversations, too. It’s as if the conversations in our minds (the dress rehearsal) already happened. And then the “real” conversation is simply the live matinee performance.
Did you know that the mind cannot differentiate between a real experience and one that is vividly imagined? That means, it doesn’t differentiate between a dress rehearsal and a live performance. Your body experiences, on a physical level, every thought that you have. So pay particular attention to the not-so-helpful ones.
Consider the thoughts that drift through your mind the most. How’s your inner dialogue? How’s your self-talk? Are your thoughts about your health, your finances, your relationships, or your work?
Now here’s the kicker question:
Are those thoughts mostly negative or mostly positive?
You get to choose
what you rehearse.
Whatever you rehearse the most – is what comes to fruition. Creating positive rehearsals isn’t difficult. It just takes practice and a bit of intentional re-directed focus.
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The same actions can be taken for any number of desires including creating a healthier fitness lifestyle, creating better financial solutions for you and your family, and creating healthier relationships.
When you immerse yourself in the topic of your choice, you’ll find that you create positive inner conversations in your head.
Regarding positivity and forward action, keep this in mind:
Getting INTO your head
helps you to GET ahead.
Is your inner production ready to start rehearsals? Pull back the curtain, cue the lights, and get on stage — front and center!
What productions would YOU like to create for yourself? Are your thoughts mostly negative or positive? Join in the conversation below!