The "I Am" Challenge
Higher level thinking is a concept that one must understand in order to make a change in attitude, belief, and circumstances. The "I Am" Challenge is a step in that direction. We all talk to ourselves between 60,000 to 70,000 times each day. Most of us struggle with this self-talk battle and we usually fill our minds with thoughts of fear, hate, apathy, and thoughts that are self-defeating.
Here is an example from one of my clients...He has struggled his whole life thinking that he's stupid, which started when he was in the 5th grade. This has cost him a lot in his life. Hating school, no confidence with learning, fear of college, and fear of success. It has caused depression, substance abuse, pain, and it has all lead to believing that he is less-than.
Here is the challenge: Pick a negative phrase that you tell yourself, something you struggle with and then choose an opposite phrase. So, for the next 7 days I am challenging you to say to yourself “I (state your name) Am (fill in the blank with your positive phrase) 2,800 times or 400 times each day. Not only say it but feel it! Example: “I Todd Am Powerful Beyond Measure.”
What price are you willing to pay to truly change one of your negative belief systems? Remember that “YOU” get to choose how you talk to yourself.
Then, write down your experience in your journal and share it in the comments.
“The Few Who Do are the Envy of the Many Who Only Watch”
– Jim Rohn
I Am Declaration
“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall last unveil.
The Greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs.
Dreams are the seedlings of realities…You cannot travel within and stand still without”
-As a Man Thinketh, James Allen