By Judi Moreo
“You will become what you think about most; your success or failure in anything, large or
small, will depend on your programming – what you accept from others, and what you say
when you talk to yourself.” Shad Helmstetter
You have decided to make a change to your game. There is something about you or your technique
that you are unhappy or dissatisfied with and you want to change. Remember, whatever you wish
to change, there is one thing that will be the same in all instances. You. It is you who needs to create
the change and it is you who needs to change.
The human mind is fascinating and a topic of many studies. To help with understanding, the analogy
of a computer is often used. The brain is the physical component and often likened to computer
∫hardware. The mind is composed of two parts, the conscious and subconscious. The subconscious
is often referred to as the unconscious; the two terms are interchangeable. Your mind which
controls your thoughts, actions and beliefs is often referred to as the software.
If your mind is the software that controls everything you think and do, then it is important to realize
that its programming began with you. Everything you have ever seen, heard or felt was taken in and
accepted as truth. Your subconscious mind accepts what it is told as truth. The person you are now is
a result of years of programming. You may have bad habits that you have picked up somewhere
along the line.
Can you change your habits, behaviors, thoughts or beliefs?
Studies have shown that connections in the brain can be changed and these result in a change of
habits, thoughts and feelings. When you change these, you can change your game. Dr. Shad
Helmstetter, author of ‘The Power of Neuroplasticity’ believes that every thought results in rewiring
in the brain and that this consequently creates a change in life. He believes that,
“What we believe determines our attitudes, affects our feelings, directs our behaviors and
determines our success or failure”
The key to successful mental programming is… you!
Regardless of the goal and desired outcome, you will need to identify the change to be made and
what you and your game will look like once it has been made. It is important that you can visualize
you achieving your goal.
If you want to create a change in your game, then you need to believe in yourself, your ability to
change and to succeed in making the change. It is essential that you are fully committed to making
If you choose to work with a coach, he will tell you that you are creating the change. He is merely
supporting you by providing tools, resources, guidance and a listening ear. You are at the center of
the process. It revolves around your goals and what you want to achieve.
If you have decided to make a change on your own, then you will need to:
- Identify a change you wish to make (a goal);
- Understand how you feel at the moment and what makes you feel that way;
- Know why you want to make the change;
- Understand how you will feel once you have made the change; and
- Know what you and your game will look and feel like once the change has been made.
Make sure you write down your responses to the above points using all your senses. Create a really
detailed picture as your subconscious mind needs to be engaged, and you need to create emotions
to change those neural pathways.
You can use self-hypnosis, reframing, creative visualization or positive affirmations to help you
create your new mental programming. Whatever you wish to change and regardless of the method
you choose to use to create the new mental program, the key to success is you. You need to be
committed to creating the change. Change your thoughts and believe in your ability to change your
game. You are the key to the success.
Judi Moreo is one of the most recognized personal growth trainers and coaches in the world. She is
the author of 24 books including 2 international bestsellers, “You Are More Than Enough” and “Ignite
the Spark.” As a personal achievement coach, Judi will help you discover that you really are More
Than Enough to achieve the success you desire. She has informed, inspired, challenged, motivated
and entertained audiences in twenty-nine countries around the globe. Judi has received many
awards including the Woman of Achievement, Entrepreneur; the Nevada Business Person of the
Year; has been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame; and in 2020, received a HerStory Award
from the Women’s Federation for World Peace. To contact Judi Moreo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-