Wow! Can you believe it! Super Bowl LII was all it could have been and more!

Spoiler Alert: The Philadelphia Eagles upset the form book and the odds to defeat the overwhelming favourites New England Patriots 41-33

And this was without their star quarterback Carson Wentz who tore his ACL two games earlier. During the Divisional Title Game (their version of a quarter-final) as the team’s faith wavered, one player – Malcolm Jenkins, gathered his teammates together and gave an emotional speech, imploring them to believe they can win the Super Bowl without the guy who got them to that point.

“Carson being out of this, that sucks,” Jenkins told the team in the changing room after they won the Divisional title.

“But dig this, we set this up for whoever (is) in this room, that’s who we ride with, man. We said, ‘we all we got, we all we need.’ Believe that…. We got bigger goals, championships and that’s it.”

That’s a powerful message and backed with passion; words can move people to great success as proved last night.

You have the power in you to achieve all you want to in life, just BELIEVE!

One of my favourite quotes is “You CANNOT fail UNLESS you quit.”

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Another great believer was Henry Ford, the inventor of the car and he was bang on the money when he said “He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.”

He was right, because Belief is Everything.

Deep down, I think we all know this to be true – we wouldn’t buy self-help books by the shedload and talk about Positive Mental Attitude and recite affirmations if we didn’t.

But here’s the thing:

All the positive thinking in the world isn’t going to improve your life unless you remove your emotional blocks first.

These blocks are created as we perceive what we’re being told or shown by the outside world.

The biggest blocks are usually always created during our childhood, the majority between birth and the age of seven.

This is because we are the most impressionable at this age – we accept everything we experience as being ‘normal’ for want of having been exposed to anything else.

It can happen at any age though, and particularly during our teenage years when we are eager to find out about the world in our own way.

These blocks are like a straight download, and we program ourselves to function within the constraints of that particular download, no matter what it is, or whether it’s positive for us or not.

Blocks start out firstly as thoughts – but negative ones.

Thoughts that are thought repetitively then become beliefs.

Like learning to walk as a baby, repetitive actions are taken by the subconscious mind and then played constantly on a loop, essentially to help us out.

To be fair, this subconscious repetition has its place (nobody wants to have to think about how to walk or talk every time they do it), but if it’s constantly telling you that you’re worthless or not good enough or a failure, we will unwittingly project that perception into our external experience, which will then reinforce your belief … and there’s no let up.

Let’s see how this works in a bit more detail:

You have a belief that’s negative and is holding you back.

That belief shapes the filters of perception in your mind through the reticular activation system. Your brain can only take on between 5 and 9 pieces of information at any second. How does your brain know which ones you want to let through? Via what you believe (the habituated thought).

You go out into the world. An event takes place.

Based on what you believe, you perceive the event in a certain way, from a specific point of view, using your pre-set filters.

Your brain sends neurotransmitters and hormones out to the body via the blood based on your perception of the event.

Your body responds emotionally to whatever message your brain wants it to receive about the event, based on your perception of it.

Your body will respond physically to the emotional response; perhaps resulting in an action, perhaps not. (Think fight, flight or freeze as an example.)

The reaction you have created to the event loops back to the brain via the neurotransmitters and hormones, backing up your perception of the event.

It’s a loop, and it’s subconscious, which means we do it without any giving it any conscious thought.

And your perceptions feel like truth, like law, because the loop keeps showing you the same result. It’s always been like that for you; why should it change now?

So if you are challenged by inner voices or seeds of doubt, how can you turn things around?

For me, it was reading books like

The Miracle Morningby Hal Elrod

“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

“Feel The Fear and Do it Anyway” by Susan Jeffers

But equally as powerful as that was to surround myself with a group of people who inspire me. And one group that does that are the people I work with every day here at ADC – you, our clients!

You guys ROCK 💪💪💪

If you are one of the 80% of people who made a New Resolution and have failed then fear not.

We are only one month into 2018, so there is plenty of time to make this year, the year you believe in yourself and the year you smash your goals.

And that is where ADC can come to your assistance.

Did you know that subconscious mind makes up for 90% of your mental programming, which is why, even with the best intentions, your attempts to get to the gym on Monday night won’t help if you’ve spent every Monday night for the last two years sitting in front of the TV eating stuff.

Gym? 10% of your mind.

TV and crisps? 90%.

Which do you think is going to win, unless you take steps to change it?

Let us help you?

I KNOW you can do it. You just need to BELIEVE.

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Have an awesome week and BELIEVE!