I asked myself when I heard Tony Robbins say and then demonstrate how changing our physical body can change our mindset. How can this be true? Everything we have in life emanates from our thoughts. Every piece of written material since we began recording — about 6000 years – says this. There is no dispute!
Robbins suggested that if we walk with a spring in our step, jump up and down, sing, rejoice, etc., while we are feeling low, we will change our mindset, feel better, and create a new habit.
I’ve heard this theory before and therein is an inherent flaw in this theory – that physical change can cause mindset change.
Moving our physical body in a different way does not change our mindset. It does make us feel better, agreed.
If you catch yourself ‘feeling low’ and make a physical change, you are using your conscious thought or mind to make that change, you had to stop and think about it first!
So change, no matter how or why we do it, comes from two things 1) what we are thinking and 2) repeating that thinking consistently and ins paced repetitive intervals for it to become an automatic habit.
In this case “I am feeling low. Let me try one of Robbins’s ideas. I’ll jump up and down. And, gee, I feel much better,” had at the source, conscious thought first.
It is our conscious mind that directs our body to take action, which ultimately changes our state of mind!
As a master of universal law and principles of success, I have found that Robbins and almost every current motivational speaker, has used the basic principles of success articulated 100 years ago by Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich, the #1 best selling volume on personal development of all times, as the foundation of their work.
I see in Robbins, Tracy, Canfield, Proctor, Maxwell, and all current personal development experts … the simple reforming and reshaping of these timeless principles. I see them ‘clearly’ in these people’s work.
Napoleon Hill was the ONE — the ONLY ONE — who took 20 years to synthesize success principles (at the direction of Andrew Carnegie) used by highly successful people (in all areas of life, not just wealth) determining what do the very few people KNOW and DO that the rest of the population does not do. We owe this reporter more than any current personal development guru or expert.
©Leslie Flowers May 2012, exponential personal growth expert, helps mature women re-engineer their businesses and their lives by steeping them in living life with principles and virtues. Faculty member in Mindset Mastery at the Ultimate Life company, with Bob Proctor, you can catch her programs on mastermind excellence and expert goal setting at their site. You may read her archived voluminous personal growth teachings — Drops of Awareness — at PathsofChange.com, which house each step on her own path of change over the past 10 years.
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