Are you choking on the dust of your own regret, for all the great opportunities you have squandered over the years? Is this attitude or philosophy serving you in any positive way? Can you see how living in the past, focused on what might have been, complaining about all the challenges that have come your way is dragging you out into the financial desert, to die a slow and painful death of regret, where your life seems to just continue to spiral out of control.
You can no longer afford to accept a mild approach to eliminating the negative weeds of doubt, regret and negativity, which are controlling your mind and keeping you trapped in a life you despise. It is time to wrestle back control of your mind and to finally put the past in its rightful place. Learn all the lessons the past has taught you and now begin to catapult yourself forward, turning every single “NOW” into a powerful moment of happiness, joy and a crucial contributor toward creating a better and more fulfilling life.
Every five minutes you spend focused on the past or complaining, is five irreplaceable “NOW’s” you have squandered and wasted forever. Stop accepting your constant negative thoughts; it is time to begin winning the battle against the constant negative self-talk you indulge in every day. Until you commit to remove doubt and regret from your mind, the weeds of negativity will continue to dominate your mind and they will just keep robbing you any sustainable value.
Make the shift today and start to replace all your doubts, regrets and negative thoughts with new positive and reinforcing statements that will help you to grow and become more. All habitual thoughts are only neural pathways that can be replaced, if you are willing to apply effort to start thinking new more positive and developmental thoughts.
Think of yourself living in a beautiful house in the middle of a huge green field of long grass. Your current negative thoughts are deep rutted pathways cut into the ground through the long grass. If you continue to walk along these pathways, (think the negative thoughts) the pathways will only become deeper and more ingrained. The only way to remove these pathways is to begin to walk along different routes every day. As you think different more positive thoughts (walk a different route) you will eventually see the grass begin to grow back on the pathway.
The way to achieve this is to create at least three new positive affirmations or memorised positive thoughts. For example if you keep sabotaging your success, because you feel like you procrastinate all the time. You could memorise an affirmation like this:” I use my time effectively and efficiently and always tackle the most difficult and challenging tasks first thing in the morning” This affirmation when repeated every time you think about procrastinating and putting off difficult tasks,
will over time replace your negative tendency to procrastinate, with a new success habit that will see you tackle and complete all the tasks you would have previously procrastinated.
Repeat this process with any other areas where you may be acting negatively or thinking negative thoughts and you will very quickly replace them with more positive behaviours or thoughts. First develop a positive affirmation that is the exact opposite of the negative thought and behaviour, you want to eliminate. Learn this affirmation, until it is easy to repeat. Every time you begin to think a negative thought or act in a negative fashion, keep repeating the affirmation, until the thought goes away or you change your behaviour. This is a really powerful tool, that will help you to eliminate all of your negative thoughts and actions.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas.