Eliminating self-defeating Behavior


If I decide that I want to eliminate self-defeating behavior, then
Where do I start?

You start by noticing—just noticing
Without judgment or evaluation.
Well then, what is it that I am supposed to notice?

Eliminating self-defeating behavior isn’t about more thinking

IT IS ABOUT STARTING TO WATCH the thoughts and feelings you are having right now; without criticizing or getting mad at yourself for the way you are presently thinking and feeling.

Consider mastering the art of
self-honest self-observation

It is essential that you know the answer to the question, “Who is the most important person to start telling the truth to?” Practicing telling yourself the truth is a courageous act that leads to awareness about individual habits. I call the overall practice “self-honest self-observation;” becoming skilled at reading your mind and reading the sensations in your body.

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Self-defeating behavior is pervasive in sport; and, unless cleared up/cleared out of the body and mind, this performance issue can end a sports careers.

I have helped many players overcome elf-defeating behavior. Please feel free to contact me. I will tell you all about how we can attack this and we will start the process of getting you back to performing the way you want to.

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Following are some short-story moments of three students who decided to immediately begin practicing the ESDB methods I taught. Remember, you can choose to diligently practice behavior change, just like these three students did “right off the bat!”

“I’m glad I was in trying times and at my worst when I took your class. If I was healthy and feeling great, then it would have been really easy to change my thoughts (temporarily) and then slip back into old habits when times got tough. I will continue to do the affirmations everyday and I am changing my life for the better…You showed me examples in your life that worked and you didn’t just teach it out of a text book. I appreciate you sharing your stories and your life with everyone and I know I’m not the only one who you have positively influenced in their life. I can’t put a price tag on what you have taught me, but I want you to know that you have changed my life. Who knew that in 4 days you could teach me something that I can use every day for the rest of my life! ”

– Former student, J_____

I walked into a weekend class that was surely just for the credit and filling my life past the level of full with its time commitment, to find what I needed so desperately. I found me! I was re-introduced to the idea that my mind could be used to help me, not hinder me. That if I could stay right here in the moment, my life would change, I could change. I was especially interested in the idea of noticing your thoughts because I could not even remember the last thought I did have, although they race through my head so much I can barely sleep. Just notice, don’t judge. I learned through the process who I really was right then. I was scared, critical, judgmental, but wait those were just my thoughts and I am not my thoughts, I have a choice of which ones I attach myself to. I then started to notice and then redirect, when “I am so lazy, I should of paid that bill a week ago” came into my head I would stop and change it to “I want to start paying things right when I get them in the mail, just sit down and write a check;” instantly I would feel better! I had a plan without the guilt!!! I started noticing patterns in my thinking and seeing how closed off my mind had been. Everyday I now try to start off with a positive thought like the one, “I am blessed to have today. I am open to the opportunities of my heart, mind, and spirit. I attract love and kindness. Financial abundance flows through me.” I give myself a gift by doing this each morning. What a great way to start the day.! ”

– Former student, C_____

Greg, Again I want to thank you for the information you brought into my life. I am still as excited as I was the last day of class. I am focused on what I want and am able to be in the moment…It is a huge change from living in the past or the future. It is such a relief to only have to be in one place at a time, this moment. Being in the moment and watching my thoughts has helped me grow and become the type of person I have always looked up to; the type of person I did not believe I was “good enough” to be. ”

– Former student, S_____

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