Control-Alt-Delete

One of the most frustrating occurrences when working with a computer is when it locks up on you and it usually happens at the most inopportune times. You are typing away or flipping from site to site when BOOM! it just freezes up. There is one of two things you can do at this point. 1) Wait to see if it will unfreeze itself (rarely if ever happens) or the old stand by; Control-Alt-Delete and reboot your computer. Hopefully you have been saving all your information along the way so when you do reboot, you haven’t lost anything. Wouldn’t it be great if you had the Control-Alt-Delete option available to you in your life? You could just reboot and start over again. Truth is, we all have the reboot option already programmed into our life, most just fail to utilize it.

When you were a baby, just learning to walk, not one time during the process of learning did it occur to you to quit because it was too hard. You just kept trying and falling until you got it right.  Even though you did not realize it at the time, every time you fell, you were reprogramming your brain with the proper data so the next time you tried, you would not make the same mistake. Eventually, you got it right and you walked. Can you imagine if during that time of trial and error you just threw up your hands and declared “This walking crap ain’t for me!” and stopped trying? We all can be “reprogrammed” and start fresh in our lives. In a video I watched today, Rock Thomas discusses in detail his life growing up and how the brain is like a computer and it can be reprogrammed at anytime.  Take for instance an obese person who loses weight and gets healthy. The first thing that person had to do what change their thought process. They had to change eating habits, attitude and overcome years of doubt. They may have been heavy all their lives, not athletic nor had any positive feedback in their life. When you are told over and over you are fat, it is genetic, etc…. you are being programmed to believe all that BS. Instead of saying, “I can’t” say, “I can” or “I won’t” to “I will”. Reinforce positive thinking into your life instead of negative. You can reprogram yourself even after years of “Bad Programming” you just have to constantly build yourself up instead of tearing yourself down. Even if all your life you have been told you are no good, you can change all of that by stating over and over, “I am good”! You are the captain of your own ship, no one else.

Whether it be a lifestyle change, breaking a bad habit or a character flaw, you and you alone have the ability to channel it. Controlling my anger has always been an issue for me. My dad has anger issues and I followed in his footsteps. I can get mad at the drop of a hat about anything and everything. I had to reprogram my way of reacting to situations. I may not be able to control how others talk to or approach me but, I can control the way I react to it. Having the ability to control my anger is new territory for me and I struggle with it but. it does get a little easier everyday. Getting healthy again has been a struggle for me. I am not used to having this much trouble dropping weight and it is really easy for me to get a negative attitude about it. I have to reprogram myself to understand that weight and scales often lie. I have not lost any weight this month according to my bathroom scale however, today I am wearing a pair of jeans I have not been able to get into for the past 2 years. I am making progress, even if the scale says otherwise.

Reprogramming years of date your brain has stored is not easy nor is it a quick process. You have to tell yourself over and over and over “I can change” “I will change” “I am change” Work on yourself daily and understand you are worth all the effort this will entail. You can not be able to go out to Best Buy and purchase a new brain but thankfully, with the right attitude and hard work, you can reprogram the one you have. Isn’t that a beautiful thing???

Go out and be the best you, YOU can be today!

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