I was sharing with a coaching group of mine recently how we are controlled by our “Inner Thermostat”. Whatever temperature you consciously or unconsciously set your thermostat to, will dictate the temperature of your success in life and business.
Let me share what I mean as it relates to an actual thermostat. My mentor Bob Proctor taught me this and it literally has changed my life!
Think about how a thermostat works, within the thermostat is what is called a “Cybernetic Instrument”. The cybernetic instrument picks up the deviation from the set temperature, in other words when you set the temperature of a thermostat to 70 degrees, the cybernetic instrument will pick up any deviation from that set temperature and make a correction.
If it is cold outside and a door is left open which drops the temperature of the room, the cybernetic instrument picks up the deviation from the set goal of 70 degrees and sends a signal through the wires of the building to a furnace. This signal turns on the furnace and the heat from the furnace is directed to the room and the temperature automatically moves back to 70 degrees.
The cybernetic instrument controls the temperature of the room no matter what the environment tries to do to alter it.
Another example is an autopilot in an airplane. The destination is set in the cybernetic instrument. The airplane takes off towards its destination and due to weather or turbulence it gets knocked off course. The cybernetic instrument picks up the deviation from the set goal, sends a signal through the wires of the plane to the computer system. The computer changes the thrusts of the engines and the directions of the wing flaps and the airplane is put right back on course. This all happens automatically.
So how is your cybernetic instrument controlling you? What is the temperature of your thermostat or your autopilot when it comes to money, relationships, health or your professional life?
See whatever the inner image you have of yourself is, that is the temperature of your thermostat. If you see yourself as unsuccessful, then no matter what you do to try and change this situation, your cybernetic instrument will bring you right back to your set temperature. If you change your behavior and begin to realize some success, your cybernetic instrument will pick up the deviation from the set goal (unsuccessful) and immediately send a signal through your nervous system to you brain which will cause you to change your behavior to that which is in harmony with being unsuccessful and automatically bring you back to your set temperature (unsuccessful).
This controlling instrument may be holding you back from having everything you want! The great news is that you can change the setting! It takes work to reset your autopilot to what you want, however though personal development it is absolutely possible.
My thermostat was set to “Lack of Success” due to my report cards in school. I let that setting control me for years, however I finally was introduced to this concept and everything changed for me.
Take a good look at your settings and make a decision that you are going to change them to what you want regardless of your current circumstances or environment.
To Your Success!