Do you long to be a success in some field? Maybe there is some financial, physical or work goal you are pursuing. When you reach a goal, do you set your sights on some other achievement? If so, that is natural. Humans have an ongoing desire to set goals and work to achieve them. In other words, you are hardwired to seek success.
Regarding success, what does it really mean anyway? The Merriam Webster dictionary gives this definition for the word succeed: “to turn out well: to attain a desired object or end.”
If you seek to succeed, it is smart to copy others who have done what you are attempting to do. After all, they once had the same goal you have, and they were successful in achieving it. The following 5 tips are found in the traits and behaviors of many successful people. Adopt and practice them yourself, and you inch closer to success in the pursuit of your goals.
1 – Get Up Early
Talk to someone who is a success and you will probably hear that they get up earlier than most people. They have a burning desire to accomplish their goals, they went to bed the previous night thinking about what they had to accomplish the next day, and they know the earlier they rise, the more time they have to pursue success. This also means successful people get to bed earlier than night birds, which makes rising early in the morning easier.
“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” ~Aristotle
2 – Establish an Exercise Routine
One poll taken of high achievers shows that more than 70% of those successful people find a way to exercise each day. Successful people are often very busy. However, even though time is at a premium for them, they know the importance of a healthy mind and body. Establishing and sticking to a regular exercise program teaches discipline which can pay dividends in pursuit of your goals.
“When it comes to health and well-being,
regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.”
3 – Create Boundaries and Balance
It may be hard to believe, but successful individuals do not work on their career or personal goals all the time. They make time for different parts of their life. They give time to their family, they plan “me” time for themselves, and they also portion time for their career or business. Sometimes we believe that successful people are “go, go, go” all the time in pursuit of a single goal. The truth is a balanced life is more likely to get you where you want to be.
“When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.
This is why we sometimes attack who they are,
which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice.”
4 – Plan Tomorrow Today
Some people do stumble on to success from time to time. This is a rare occurrence, however. When you do not plan for success, you are courting failure. At the end of each evening, right before you go to bed, plan the next day. This gets your subconscious thinking about tomorrow’s goals and responsibilities while you sleep, and you wake up with an organized plan that improves your chances of success.
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
5 – Don’t Think of Failures as Who You Are
A failure is an event. It is not a person. You will fail from time to time, that is an absolute certainty. Still, this does not make you a failure. You are just a person who didn’t achieve the results you are looking for. You simply learned one way not to do something. Successful people have a strong ability to learn lessons from their failures, and then put them in their rear-view mirror. You must let go of your past to succeed in the future.
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.
Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential.
This article was originally written for the Hypnosis Network and is featured on their website the link is at the bottom of this article.
I believe this is a very accurate and comprehensive account of Hypnosis one which I share in most part so rather than spending hours recreating the wheel I am sharing this. Please understand it is only one interpretation of Hypnotherapy and I am sure not everyone will agree so take what you need from this so that if and when you decide to have a hypnosis session or buy a product online you will have a better idea of what to expect and the questions to ask before you commit your time and hard earned cash to that person or product. (more…)
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Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy are many things to different people.
Someone who performs it and is able to Hypnotise you is called a Hypnotist or specifically a Hypnotherapist when conducting treatments in a Practice setting.
The Practice ( treatment version ) is usually called Hypnotherapy but the terms Mesmerism, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and even Hypnotism and Mind Control are sometimes used as well.
The truth is it is all talking about the same thing. A process leading to a mental state of heightened suggestibility in the subject being Hypnotised.
There is still no medical or scientific explanation of exactly what occurs to create the “Hypnotic state” in the subject. However, there is plenty of evidence of its benefits.
Even today hypnosis is still used in surgical situations. Below is a link to a video of a dental surgery being performed without any chemical analgesics.
if you are really interested in how hypnosis can affect pain and you want even more research based evidence check out the papers below.
“The patients experienced less pain during hypnosis than at rest.”
Jensen MP, Patterson DR. Hypnotic approaches for chronic pain management: clinical implications of recent research findings. Am Psychol. 2014;69(2):167-77
“The empirical support for hypnosis for chronic pain management has flourished over the past two decades. Clinical trials show that hypnosis is effective in reducing chronic pain, although outcomes vary between individuals. The findings from these clinical trials also show that hypnotic treatments have a number of positive effects beyond pain control. Neurophysiological studies reveal that hypnotic analgesia has clear effects on brain and spinal cord functioning that differ as a function of the specific hypnotic suggestions made, providing further evidence for the specific effects of hypnosis. The research results have important implications for how clinicians can help their clients experience maximum benefits from hypnosis and treatments that include hypnotic components”
Wik G, Fischer H, Bragée B, Finer B, Fredrikson M. Functional anatomy of hypnotic analgesia: a PET study of patients with fibromyalgia. Eur J Pain. 1999;3(1):7-12.
Some common misconceptions:
“I may not wake up” …….Hypnosis will turn into normal natural sleep if the subject is left alone for a while. I have never heard of a person not waking up.
“I will lose control of my mind” ……On the contrary, you have more control.
“Don’t you have to be stupid or weak willed to be Hypnotised ?” ……. No. Quite the reverse. The better the concentration and mental powers of the subject the better the results. A drunk person cannot successfully be Hypnotised.
“Is it like Stage Hypnosis ?” ……Very different. The stage attracts people who are ready to perform at the drop of a hat. Many people who go up on stage are very prepared to have fun with the audience. The setting is bright lights, curtains, music etc. which makes it an entertaining environment. You volunteer because you want to make people in the audience laugh.
With Hypnotherapy, you are seeking help and some kind of benefits such as weight reduction or overcoming a fear or phobia.
“I can’t be Hypnotised” -Everyone is capable of learning the skill of being Hypnotisable. Unless you have very poor concentration or you actually refuse to follow the Hypnotist’s instructions, you can be Hypnotised sufficiently to attain tangible and obvious results.
What to avoid when selecting a Hypnotherapist and what to Expect:
You need to feel comfortable with the therapist, that you like him or her.
You have to listen to the voice so be sure it’s not repulsive to you.
Avoid overly expensive sessions. This is common sense. You don’t want to be paying too much per session.
Avoid anything too weird. It’s OK to ask questions about the session itself.
A good practitioner will get to know you by asking questions and allowing you to ask questions.
They should explain the process and not begin the hypnosis session until you are complete satisfied and want to proceed.
If it is your first visit then they may get you to do some exercises to get you ready and for them to assess what style of induction will work best.
They should always ask you if you want to do hypnosis with them and may say they might touch you on your head shoulders arms or legs during the induction process to encourage you to go deeper into trance.
How this will only be the case if it is a one on one in the rooms it is a session conducted via phone or Skype the process will be slightly different but if at any time you don’t feel comfortable to proceed then let the hypnotherapist know. It is of no benefit continuing as your conscious mind will already be sending negative signals out and that will make the session a waste of time and money but it will also give you a bad impression of hypnosis and you may not be willing to try it again.
On the positive side, you can expect to be treated with respect and dignity in every aspect of your treatments. You will generally get out of a session what you need.
Although your Hypnotherapist is your guide, it is up to you to allow yourself to be guided.
The great secret about Hypnosis is, that all Hypnosis is self-hypnosis, it cannot be done to you or for you.
You are being guided and helped to achieve the Hypnotic State through your willingness and desire to receive specific beneficial outcomes which you have previously sought. There should be no big surprises, let-downs or disappointments. Everything should go as you planned with greater or lesser results depending on several things.
How complexed the issues and how much you want the change and are prepared to put the effort in after you leave.
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