If you don’t already know me, we help men and women just like you reverse the aging process in only 20 minutes Twice a Week without breaking a sweat! I have a CHALLENGE for you right now … For the next 15 seconds, do NOT think about purple pandas. Don’t imagine them romping through their bright purple panda fields. Don’t picture them climbing up their big purple trees or drinking from their beautiful, flowing purple waterfall. It’s super important for the challenge … that you STOP thinking about purple pandas! Did you stop thinking about them yet?
Ok good! Now, I want you to think about bright green giraffes. Imagine their long green necks stretching up to eat the leaves on the big green trees. In the field nearby, their baby green giraffes are playing and running around on the thick green grass.
Now… how are your purple pandas doing? They’re gone, right?
Well, at least they were until I asked about them. Well, this exact same thing happens in your brain with negative and positive thoughts. Trying NOT to think negative thoughts is only going to put your brain on a mission to think them… and to keep thinking about them! Just like those purple pandas.
→ In fact, the more you try NOT to think about certain things, the more you end up thinking about them.
There is even a name for it: “The Pink Elephant Paradox.”
Here are a few examples of the negative thoughts that don’t serve you:
I’m not good enough, I’m just going to quit anyway, I should be more successful, I should be stronger, I should be better by now, and on and on it goes. No matter which negative thoughts may run through your head … the more you think about them, the more likely you are to believe them.
But when you REPLACE those negative thoughts with positive ones, like the green giraffes … You shift your attention and CHOOSE thoughts that serve you and support your goals.
Here are a few examples of positive thoughts that DO serve you: I always give it my absolute best, I show up for myself, I’m the kind of person who does what it takes, and I can do anything I set my mind to … or whatever feels true and authentic to YOU.
The important thing to remember is that this is not something that happens automatically. It’s an active process. We ALL have negative thoughts, but it’s a choice to listen to them. Try it yourself the next time you notice negative thoughts running through your head! And if you’re ready to replace those purple pandas with green giraffes … so that you can live the life you DESERVE… You can request a free initial consultation and demo workout at maxstrengthfitness.com
Thank you so much for watching and until next time be strong, eat clean and live well!