Sure you have to die of something, but it doesn't have to be emphysema, cancer or a heart attack. In my 25 years of being an emergency department doctor not one person suffering these fatal conditions has ever said "you have to die of something". Mostly they're short of breath, pale, sweaty, frightened and often want their mum.
Do you want to be rich or free, or both? Visualise what you want, where you will be and how it will feel and even taste and you have yet another tool in your well and good toolbox. However, a vision without action is just a hallucination. How much do you really want it? What will you sacrifice, endure or suffer to reach that vision?
As I write in my book Healthy Thinking, "It was the first light I had seen at the end of a tunnel that wasn't a train" when I discovered I could finally escape my unhealthy emotions. Ninety per cent of the thoughts that make you feel bad are not actually true, your emotional brain has hijacked your rational brain.
By Susan Sandys - "Talking at a free Healthy Thinking breakfast seminar held by Farmstrong at the Hotel Ashburton earlier this month, attended by about 30 farmers, Dr Mulholland instructed in healthy thinking strategies. One of those was to ask the question “Have you twigged yet?”, playing on the acronym, TWiG."
By Diane Bishop - "Dr Tom Mulholland is on a mission. He wants farmers to look after their physical wellbeing and mental health, or the "top two inches" as he calls it. "It's a bit like applying fertiliser to the top paddock - if you stick it in the shed it doesn't work," Mulholland said."
From FG Insight - "Dr Mulholland is now part of a new initiative helping farmers think more healthily. He asks: “How emotionally fit are you? How are you controlling the volatility between your ears? Farmers are generally good at looking after land and stock, but when we asked farmers what proportion of their time they felt stressed or frustrated, the answer came out at 42 per cent."
By Genevieve Steven - "The programme was organised by Lincoln University Future Leader Scholars, in conjunction with Farmstrong, to equip rural professionals in New Zealand with the tools to take care of their own well-being when faced with farmers who were under a lot of pressure."
From Radio New Zealand - "As part of the programme, Dr Tom Mulholland will be visiting regions over the next 12 months, to give workshops on Healthy Thinking, a subject he's written books about and taught to big international corporations as well as rural people."
We have discovered a cure for much of what troubles individuals, families and society. Conflict, unhealthy attitudes, negative emotions and self-talk that undermines confidence and limits performance can be greatly helped with some Healthy Thinking.