We all take action every single day. And the action we take leads to a particular result. Based on this, we can conclude that the quality of our action affects the quality of our results. But, what determines the quality of our action? There is only one answer: Our state of mind.
What we are picturing, our physiology and what we say to ourselves determines our state. Anthony Robbins, the great success strategist calls it the triad.
So, since all three components are linked, just by altering one component, we can change our entire state. And for most people the easiest component to change is their physiology.
Our state of mind can mean courage, success, confidence and other states can equal depression, loneliness, fear, anxiety.
Example: Depression. Often people consider themselves depressed. "My name is X and I have depression." No, this isn't entirely true. X tends to spend most of their time in a state that resembles depression. And, like anything in life, what you do most of the time will ultimately become a subconscious habit. X has made a habit of being in a state of depression. And the more he/she does, the better they become at being depressed.
- So what do you think X looks like when they walk or sit?
- Do you think X would walk upright with their shoulders pinned back and chest out?
- Do you think X would be breathing deeply and slowly?
- Do you think X would speak with a projecting tone and volume?
We can assume safely that the answers to these questions would be 'no.' It is highly likely that X has his/her shoulders slumped, breathing would be shallow and would speak softly and somewhat hesitantly.
Obviously, this does not have to be the case for all people diagnosed with depression. As mentioned above, there are 2 other parts to the triad that can affect our state of mind. Some people may have movies playing repeatedly in their mind that places them into this state, whilst others may keep repeating certain sentences or statements to themselves, that makes them feel depressed.
Once we know what the triggers are, we can change it. We can help build a new, more empowered state and with time and repetition the person can soon develop a new habit, a new state of mind and consequently a new life.