We all tend to get (or manifest) what we focus on repeatedly day in and day out. When we are bombarded by spoken words and printed materials that constantly direct our focus on the n e g a t i v e path instead of the POSITIVE path, we as individuals and as groups , manifest what is constantly in our thought stream. Want better results? Think better thoughts.
As you will come to understand the negative word at the beginning of a thought or idea acts as a magic change word. Research has discovered that to fully understand the negative thought or statement, our mind has to drop the negative and then process the thought, command or statement to fully understand what it is the deliverer wants us not to do.
The dropping of the negative and then processing of the statement is an internal dialog carried out by your mind. These things we hear from internal dialog are never questioned by our critical factor.
The full statement is an external dialog, one brought from an outside stimulus. The things we hear from external dialog are nearly always questioned by our critical factor. the only exception is those people we accept as authority figures in our world. examples would be mother father teacher police officer SAFETY COORDINATORS judges politicians etc.
An experience from my past will bring clarity to any possible confusion on the issue.
When I was 5 years old, I was playing with some large peas on the kitchen floor. My mother walked into the room and sensing danger, made the statement . “Don’t put that pea in your ear.”
This thought was a million miles away from where my thoughts about the peas were,,,,,
But, after listening to her my brain processed her statement as PUT THAT PEA IN YOUR EAR!
Within minuets the pea was logged deeply in my ear canal causing great discomfort! I spent the rest of the day in my room(punished) after two fearful hours in the emergency room seeking comfort.
I often wondered how I came about the idea to do something I wasn’t even thinking of.
After studying Neuro Linguistic Programing, Suggestive Language, and Hypnosis, I came to the realization just how powerful a negative statement can be . It now makes perfect sense.
Just as an experiment lets try…..
DON’T THINK OF A PURPLE DINOSAUR……..
Ok, get BARNEY out of your thoughts.
“NO one goes home hurt” this could be processed by the workforce as ONE GOES HOME HURT and until they hear different the one is them….
NO one goes home hurt is negative
Everyone arrives home safe, is positive and not only covers being safe on the job, but also on the ride home too!
Knowing this new information, which message would you choose to speak and print everywhere?
Don’t use this fascinating new information to craft how you phrase safety statements in the future,
It can’t begin to make a great difference in the safety culture in your field of expertise.
Now it seems as if I made you think of Barney then I can make you safe too, now with me the world is a safer place for us all.
Wouldn’t you want to have this kind of help in crafting your safety program now, and then why shouldn’t you contact me in a moment?