“THE ICE TOOL” -- STOP NEGATIVE THOUGHTS TO REALIZE SUCCESS!
By Rene’e La Montagne Dunn
They can come from nowhere! They come unannounced, unplanned, unexpected—and are un-welcomed! Our negative thinking patterns can sabotage us at every corner! Learning to have mind control is an art, a skill that demands patience, perseverance and practice.
And unless we are diligent and remain focused, our efforts towards success in this endeavor can be thwarted. But if we are determined to re-train our un-disciplined mind, the rewards can be significant! It has been said, if you do today what you did yesterday, nothing will be different tomorrow. So, if you EXPECT something different, LEARN to THINK something different! DO something different! Practice the skills necessary to keep your life on track by fortifying the navigation panel in your mind.
Thought control is like growing a garden. We have two choices: nourish—or neglect. If we choose to do those things we know will foster strong, hardy flowers, we can expect a beautiful botanical masterpiece. Weeding is not a one-time activity. We must be diligent all through the growing season to care and nurture all that we want to flourish. Likewise, if we choose to be diligent in nourishing our thoughts, we can expect success in all areas: relationships, our financial endeavors, in our spiritual growth, our health and mental well-being, our social life, and our business. When our thoughts become healthy, our attitudes and behaviors will become healthy.
But, as in all things, we are free to choose to neglect the Law of the Harvest. If we do not water, weed, and fortify the garden, we can expect bugs, immature plants, and perhaps no plants at all! The same rule applies in thought control: if we do not pluck the weeds (negative thoughts), and water and fertilize (add positive, dominant thoughts), our garden will be overrun with insecurities, negatives and failure. It is literally impossible to succeed at anything if your thoughts are telling you, “I can’t!” “I’m not smart enough!” “I don’t know how!” “I don’t deserve to succeed!” “I’ve always been a failure; there’s no sense in even trying!”
Learning mind control need not be arduous. If you have been plagued by negative thinking patterns, and find it frustrating and almost impossible to succeed, learning and using the following tool will help you. Unproductive thoughts CAN be ELIMINATED. YOU CAN STOP and re-direct negative thoughts before they control you!
In the VisionLight™ Essentials Quantum Thought Training Course, we teach the ICE TOOL. I C E is an acronym for Identify, Confine, Eliminate.
A few years ago, I had an experience that could have sabotaged my relationship with Jesse (my husband and partner and CEO of this company). I told Jesse that even though we had committed to each other, even though we knew we would be married, the thought of a man I had previously dated kept popping into my mind. Jesse asked me what I wanted from those thoughts. I told him I didn’t want those thoughts—I wanted Jesse—not the other man! So, Jesse taught me to ICE the unwanted thought. He walked me through the process, actually identifying, onfining, and eliminating the thought. Those unwanted thoughts have never reentered my mind! Amazing!
What you think and where you take our thoughts is a choice. When a negative thought pops in, at that very moment YOU HAVE A CHOICE. You can choose to entertain that unproductive thought, nourish it, wallow with it, and continue the negative mind chatter drama. OR you can ICE it, visualize success, replacing the negative with the positive. Your life WILL transform! YOU WILL begin to experience more and more success. You DO have control over what you think! Nourish your mind garden. Visualize and THINK ABOUT success in all areas of your life. You CAN do this! MAKE IT HAPPEN! As you care, tend and nourish your mind garden, your life’s dreams will become reality.
ALL SUCCESS—AND FAILURE—BEGINS WITH THOUGHT! What you think in your mind will become your reality!
Jesse L. Dunn is an author and sought after teacher and speaker on the topics of human and corporate development. His motivating, entertaining and content-rich sessions have benefitted thousands. To bring him to your next initiative, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org