Q&A 8: Overcoming Self Limiting Behaviors – What To Do When Your Mind Controls Your Mouth

In this episode we are talking about the thing that derails our progress: our old, negative thought patterns. Yup, most of us are passive victims of our thoughts about our lack of willpower, our cravings and our bad habits. But we have the CHOICE to change those thought patterns and embrace new, productive, helpful thoughts that will propel us towards our goals and this episode tells you how.

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Question: In this episode we’re addressing the very common question about how to proceed when you have great intentions but you can’t get past your mental blocks related to food, progress, fitness or your own self worth.

Answer: “Learn to stop listening to yourself and start talking to yourself” Jon Gordon
Step 1: Become aware of your thought patterns and negativity
Step 2: Acknowledge that you have the power to interupt those thoughts
Step 3: Write down the new positive thoughts, behaviors & habits you want in your life
Step 4: Read them to yourself as soon as you become aware of any negative, useless thoughts. Begin and end each and every day with your affirmations.
Step 5: Don’t ever stop

Elizabeth’s Affirmations

  • Great things will happen today
  • I eagerly fuel my body with healthy foods
  • I constantly practice self discipline and willpower
  • I bring passion & intensity to my daily workouts
  • Every day my body is leaner and stronger
  • I control my thoughts and emotions
  • I choose happiness, positivity & gratitude
  • I am transforming people’s lives with enthusiasm and a servant’s heart
  • I am focused & determined
  • New opportunities arise every day

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6 replies
  1. joneskelley
    joneskelley says:

    Thank you for writing down your affirmations! I wanted to write them down while listening to the podcast (they were so good! ) but I was walking my dogs! I am really enjoying the podcasts and appreciate what you are doing.

  2. Karen
    Karen says:

    Thank you Elizabeth for such a great podcast!! This one really spoke to me as did episode 18. I’m working my way thru all you podcasts as I only found you last week.
    Love your affirmations and some of them relate to me. I’ll definitely be writing mine out as I know thus will help me.
    Thank you for all you do xoxo

    • Elizabeth Benton
      Elizabeth Benton says:

      Fantastic! Thank you so much for letting me know! Please never hesitate to reach out if you have questions or suggestions! If you have a second to subscribe to the show in iTunes and leave a rating & review that would be fantastic! Stay in touch and keep up the great work!


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