Do you ever notice yourself saying thoughts like, “I’ve never been able to find the love of my life,” or “I can’t lose the weight”, or “Why is it so hard to make money?”

These self-limiting beliefs or self-limiting feelings about ourselves prevent us from creating what we truly desire to be, do, and have in our life.  If you want to create a new desirable outcome, you must begin with how you think of things in the present moment.

Now, imagine you are the captain of your own ship and you have the opportunity at any given moment to change the direction of where you’re headed.  You have the power to turn the rudder and set the sails differently.  This small shift in direction creates a change in your destination.  This shift in direction is the change of the thoughts in your mind.

I want to share with you two powerful tools to help you shift your thoughts if you notice they’re negative. 

Power Tool #1:

Press the pause button and pay attention.

It’s helpful to be aware of the language you’ve programmed into your subconscious mind. You can be the captain of your thoughts or your thoughts can be the captain of you.  

Ask yourself, “Are these thoughts I am thinking of empowering (expansive) or disempowering (constrictive)?”.  If your thoughts are disempowering, then get curious about the thought.

Power Tool #2:

“Up Until Now”…

Interrupt your thought pattern and speak these three keywords, “Up Until Now”.   Create a replacement thought for the truth of who you are.  You are the person who is living from your best self and your future vision and you are choosing a different thought.

For example:

Up until now, I believed that but now I am choosing…

Up until now, that may have been my experience but now I am choosing…

Up until now, that may have been true for me but now I am choosing…

By stating “Up Until Now”, you are placing the thought in the past and giving it no power over your present moment and future outcome.  Now you are in control of your thoughts and steering the ship of your own mind.  

As time goes by and you take these small shifts by interrupting the pattern in your thoughts, you will be creating more empowering moments and results in your life.  You get a choice moment by moment to live your life by design or by default.

Living your life by design!

Do you need support in discovering a vision and building your dreams and goals? In between my coaching and speaking schedule, I carve out a few strategy sessions each month. If you would like a complimentary strategy session (Value = $250), simply contact me here or email me at

As a certified Life Coach, Wendy Johnson empowers people to live a life they love.  If you are feeling stuck in fear and frustration, she can help you get back on track during a stressful life transition and create a life you love where you wake up every day with joy, purpose, and confidence.  Wendy is an inspiring speaker, passionate educator, and a highly sought-after transformational coach.

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