This Time It Can Be Different

This Time It Can Be Different, Show Notes In this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast, the show title is This Time It Can Be Different And I’m also going to be giving listeners a FREE HYPNOSIS GUIDE! Stay tuned! INTRODUCTION What is up people? The Motor City Hypnotist Podcast is here in the Podcast Detroit Northville Studios. Thank you for joining me on this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast. I am David Wright and with me is my producer Matt Fox. FIND ME: My Website: https://motorcityhypnotist.com/podcast My social media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motorcityhypnotist/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCjjLNcNvSYzfeX0uHqe3gA Twitter: https://twitter.com/motorcityhypno Instagram: motorcityhypno If you would like to contribute financially to the show, you can find me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/motorcityhypno?fan_landing=true FREE HYPNOSIS GUIDE https://detroithypnotist.convertri.com/podcast-free-hypnosis-guide Please also subscribe to the show and leave a review. (Stay with me as later in the podcast, I’ll be giving away a free gift to all listeners!) WINNER OF THE WEEK; Diana Trujillo https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/diana-trujillo-nasa-role-model-mars/ This Time, It Can Be Different I just built a time machine! Excuse me while I geek out for a moment. In the film Star Trek Generations, Captains Kirk and Picard are caught up in an energy field which allows them to go back to any time in the past or future. Kirk states “I can start all over again—do things right from day one.” Our experiences and failures have written a script. This script plays out in our subconscious minds over and over again. I loved baseball when I was a kid. I grew up watching it with my dad and eventually played little league. To say I was terrible is an understatement. I could not hit well and was average at best defensively. Even now, I can recall my mindset at the time. I would be anxious and nervous prior to every game because my assumption was the same every game. My assumption was I was going to strike out often and that I would miss any ball that was hit to me in the field. I distinctly remember standing in right field (where the awful players usually end up) and saying over and over to myself “Please don’t hit it to me. Please don’t hit it to me.” Move forward to high school. I still loved the game and persisted. There was a difference though. I stopped playing the old script and focused on a new one. The new script excluded my past failures and focused on what I could do in the present. While I never came close to hitting .300 (which is a great average in baseball), I was able to improve and had an average around .240. I also improved dramatically in my defense and wanted the ball to be hit to me. I earned my Varsity letter during my sophomore year. I flipped the script and wrote a new one. I was vastly improved and really enjoyed playing the game I loved. Speaking of baseball, let’s play a game. Don’t worry, you won’t need a bat or a ball. You will just need something to drink. You are probably familiar with the drinking game “Never Have I Ever”. The rules of the game are simple. Someone makes a statement. For example, “Never have I ever punched someone in the face.”. I know. That’s not a very nice thing to talk about, let alone do. If you have done the thing mentioned, you must take a drink, If you have your drink ready, let’s play. Never Have I Ever doubted my own abilities. Raises my glass and drinks. Never Have I Ever avoided starting something because I felt unqualified to do it. Raises my glass and drinks. Never Have I Ever purchased an online course or product, thinking that I would follow through because of the financial investment, and didn’t. Raises my glass and drinks. Never Have I Ever dreamed about doing something and never taken action to make it happen. Raises my glass and drinks. Never Have I Ever been told by other people that I have abilities and skills and internally scoffed at their statement. Raises my glass and drinks. Never Have I Ever thought about making money doing something I love without pursuing that thought. Raises my glass and drinks. Never Have I Ever viewed myself as inferior to others or lacking confidence to start something new. Raises my glass and drinks. Never Have I Ever experienced Imposter Syndrome. Imposter Syndrome is defined as doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud. Raises my glass and drinks. Never Have I Ever worked on a project or task and said to my self “This time will be different” and it ended exactly as it always has. Raises my glass and drinks. It may come as a surprise to you, my readers, but we have all been there. We have all had or have self-doubts and lack of confidence. In fact, we will always have areas that we feel ill-equipped to handle. God forbid someone asks me to perform brain surgery tomorrow. An extreme example to be sure, but there are many more things that I would not be able to do successfully compared to the things I am competent in. The key is identifying where our strengths lie and to expand and perfect those areas. Why do you do the same things over and over again when it does not lead to success? There are many answers to this. The most basic and simple answer is that you don’t know any other way. You have learned to function based on your experiences and history. NEXT EPISODE: XXXXX Change your thinking, change your life! Laugh hard, run fast, be kind. David R. Wright MA, LPC, CHT The Motor City Hypnotist