Every time I deliver a speech on Mental Toughness, someone comes up to me and asks if it’s really possible to reprogram years of middle-class beliefs into world-class beliefs. The answer is yes, and the best example of programming in the history of the world is organized religion. Man made (not God made) religion has been used to control the masses through fear for hundreds of years. People are programmed to believe in whatever man made religion they’re born into and driven into lifelong, brainless obedience through the threat of burning in hell for eternity. This programming begins almost immediately after birth, and by the time the child is ready to head off to college, he/she has 18 years of fear based programs embedded in his/her consciousness. The overriding message is, ‘ Have blind faith in our organized religions interpretation of God or you won’t will suffer unimaginable, excrucating pain for all of eternity. Don’t think for yourself, just practice blind obedience like your parents, grandparents and great-grand parents did. And it works. The masses are terrified to question their faith and are told never to discuss religion in mixed company. Critical thinkers have studied this phenomenon for years behind closed doors and marveled at it’s effectiveness. The point of the example is if entire cultures can be programmed with man made fabrication, what are the odds you have the power to reprogram your mind to think world class thoughts? People are doing it every day. And they’re doing it through the use of love and abundance based langauge, leaving fear based thoughts to the robotic masses. Listen to this post and I’ll look forward to to your comments. ( 4:58 )
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.