Last week, I shared how I made myself vulnerable and asked an old friend advice about how to move forward with my work. We had a great chat and one of the things we discussed was how we often don’t follow up on our dreams. That’s when he mentioned how it can take 17 seconds to change our mindset during the day. I hadn’t heard of this before and decided to look to it up.
Several times a day, stop what you’re doing and visualize with as much intensity as possible the strong positive emotion associated with achieving your ultimate vision. 17 seconds of holding these thoughts and feelings and your mind will begin to transition from a negative state to an uplifted state. A full 68 seconds increases the power of the thought.– Marla Tabaka
Having experienced the power of how our mind can lead and help us to grow, I decided that I was all for the 17 second practice.
It seemed a simple enough practice. But you’ll be surprised how strongly we can fight and stop ourselves from becoming the best version of our self!
As I’m writing this today, I plan to put it to the test and will keep you posted about the results.
I’m planning to take several printouts of these and (hit me up if you want a PDF copy) and put them all over as a reminder to take that 17 seconds every now and then to stop and visualize!
Have you heard of the 17 second rule and is it something that you would like to try out?
Would you like to take part in #MondayMusings? Here’s how it works:
- Write a post sharing your thoughts with us – happy, sad, philosophical, ‘silly’ even.
- Make it as personal as possible.
- Use the hashtag #MondayMusings and link back to this post, if possible.
- Add your link to the linky.
- Visit and comment on the posts of other bloggers linked here.
- Share the love.