Simple Routine to Train for Success

Success is not a destination. It is a journey.  How many of you actually plan your day and how many of you just wing it? Remember, when you want to have a party, you plan that party in intimate detail.  Why is it that most people don’t plan their life?

The brain is the most intricate and complex computer that you could imagine.  It is extremely logical and directive.  Your conscious mind tells your unconscious mind what to do and it is done.  The conscious mind works through the use of thoughts in the form of statements or pictures.  The unconscious mind will just carry out what the conscious mind asks for, good or bad.  It is logical to assume that positive thoughts will yield positive results and that negative thoughts shall yield negative results.  Unfortunately, human nature is more negative than positive. Therefore you must fill your mind with positive thoughts rather than negative ones.  The really cool thing about your mind is when given a choice between a positive thought and a negative one, the brain will always pick the positive thought.  With this in mind we can start to construct a system that will deliver more positive messages to your unconscious mind than negative ones.  This is the start of your success Marathon.

A simple roadmap to follow would be to construct a list of positive thoughts and actions that you can do throughout your day.  After the completion of that thought or action make sure that you check it off and congratulate yourself for a job well done.  Doing this on a consistent basis will bring your brain into alignment of positive results rather than negative ones.  The statement is logical and is true.  The implementation of the concept is much more complex and difficult.  You must rearrange your thinking process into a positive one rather than a negative one.  Statements like “I really stink at this task” may be replaced by “I can see some improvement in doing this task”.  Over a period of time, you will start to retrain your thinking process.  The end result is a change and the change will yield you the rewards that you really want in life.

The vast majority of successful people will tell you that the most difficult change they made in their life was to be able to direct their thoughts in a positive direction.  However, once you are able to do that, your entire life will shift and your results will be more satisfactory.

Now go for that brass ring that you’ve always wanted.  As the famous motivational speaker Zig Ziegler said “I will see you at the top!”

Dr. Harris Cohen
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The Mirror

What do you see when you look into the mirror?  Do see confidence, self respect, happiness, joy or do you see an unhappy, dejected person.  The choice is yours.

         Perception is the key.  The phrase “you can do anything you want to do” is as true as night follows day and day follows night.  The whole concept is in perception.  Who is doing the perceiving?   Is it you, or is it an accumulation of experiences based on what other people think of you.   This is a very sobering fact to most of us.   What looks back from the mirror is a direct reflection of how and what you think of yourself.

         If you are not satisfied with the reflection that is presented to you in the mirror what steps can you take to change the perception and therefore the image.   It is one of the most difficult decisions to make.  Remember, change is never easy. You may want to change certain aspects of your personality or life but you might just compromise and say things like “I’ll do it later” or “I’m too old” or some other cliché.  The buck stops with you and only you. You, the reflection in the mirror, are the only person who can make that change.

         This is a very strange concept, but the only thing that is constant in life is change and if you don’t adapt to the changes, eventually things will change in spite of you. I, myself, choose to make those changes so that when I look in the mirror each day I am satisfied with the reflection.

         How do you do this?  The process starts with writing down exactly what you want to change.  Write down what that change would look like, feel like, sound like, taste like and smell like.  Really get into that new picture of yourself.  Armed with this information, stand in front of the mirror and project all of those parameters that you had just written down.   By doing this enough times, you will literally change your physiology (your body make up). As you wake up each day you will become more adept at looking for these changes within the reflection of the mirror.  One day, you will look in the mirror and notice all of these changes have come to fruition. Once that is ingrained within your physiology the physical changes must happen because you are now living a new life through the new you.

         Remember, this is just a guideline for change.  It really does work but it takes persistence, determination and a true desire to make yourself a better person.

         Now as you look into the mirror you will see a more confident person and confidence leads to belief and belief is the largest component of success.


Dr. Harris Cohen
To learn more about about me and view my new book, please visit my website