1.KILL THOSE ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts) Presented by:L.
Susan Fischer, MCJ, CFC Workforce Specialist, Consultant,Speaker,
2. The Mind is a Battlefield
Recent events - challenges
Dont have it all together
We are in a daily war, so arm yourself for battle
The battle is won by small, repetitive victories
It takes faith, strength, endurance, and hope
3. The Concept of ANTS
Concept comes fromDr. Daniel Amen
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program
for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and
4. Power of Thoughts
All you are is what youve thought aboutBuddha
A mans life is what his thoughts make of itMarcus Aurelius
A man is what he thinks about all day longRalph Waldo
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes
of mind-- William James
5. Power of Thoughts
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they
are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in
this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances
they want, and if they can't find them, make them. George Bernard
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to
change our lives we need to stretch our minds .Wayne Dyer
6. Power of Thoughts
As a man thinketh, so is he -- Proverb
You become what you think about Earl Nightengale
You become what you think about most of the time Brian
7. Power of Thoughts
Thoughts are energy
Brain doesnt know what is true from what is false
Our mind will return anything we plant in it
Gardening concept (fruit or poison)
Thoughts begin everything feelings, actions
8. Gardening Example
Faith and Belief
Routine steps to take
Oxygen, health, self care
Support, encouragement, reinforcement
Input, feedback, analysis
You return what you plant. Plant the right goal in your mind! 9.
The Power of Positive Thinking
Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the
mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth,
expansion and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good
and favorable results.A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy,
health and a successful outcome of every situation and action.
Whatever the mind expects, it finds.
10. Constructive Thinking
Your Elevator to Success Dr. Seymour Epstein of the University
of Massachusetts researched the thinking styles ofhighly successful
people .The most interesting survey result was the fact
thatsuperachievers think differentlythan average achievers.Dr.
Epstein found nine key differences:
11. Constructive Thinking
Superachievers think in ways that make themless sensitiveto
disapproval and rejection. They brush off rejection faster.
They think in ways that facilitateeffective action .
Their thoughts aremore focusedon the task at hand and
theyrefuseto let their minds drift to unpleasant events of the
past. If they cannot do anything about a negative situation, theydo
not worryabout it and they move on with their lives.
They do not engage in superstitious thoughts.
12. Constructive Thinking
They think that failures are an important source
oflearningandrefuse to equate failure with low self-worth .
Thinking constructively saves them from wasting time and suffering
Theydo not restrict their thinkingby establishing rigid
patterns. They do not divide others into "winners" and "losers,"
butaccept peoplefor who they are as individuals.
Theythink thoughts throughwithout jumping to false conclusions.
They are able to see their actions and the world in ahealthy and
realistic perspective . They are optimists, yet think
13. Constructive Thinking
Theywelcome challengeswithoptimismandwithout fear . When they
face difficulties, they find ways to look at the positive side of
Theydo not waste time in unproductive, esoteric, or
catastrophic thoughts . Theythink constructivelyand they know that
their level of thinking determines their level of success.
14. Learn From a Sports Example
What has made some of the greatest athletes in the world? These
recognize their potential
are focused, their head is in the game
do not let fear overcome their potential
put in a full effort, do no slack
protect themselves from outside influences
dump the insecurity
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAXg078999g 15. Billy Riggs Magic of
We choose our attitude, it is an act of the will
I can attract bad things or good things
We have an illusion of helplessness, a false feeling that can
paralyze us. It is NOT REAL.
We need to seize control of our destiny.
We have the power to face any circumstance with a positive
We need proactivity and courage
We can master the impossible
We can change what we believe
Once I got my head in the right place the world came out just
16. Its Contagious
Ever notice that when you are around a Debbie Downer your mood
can also be affected?
Control what you see and hear
Surround yourself with ONLY positive people! Not only do you
become what you think about, you become what you hang around
17. I Believe
I believeevery person has within themselves inexhaustible
reserves of potential they have never even come close to
I believeeach person has far more intelligence than they have
I believeeach person is more creative than he or she has ever
I believethe greatest achievements of your life lie ahead of
I believethe happiest moments of your life are yet to
I believethe greatest successes you will ever attain are still
waiting for you on the road ahead.
And, I believethrough learning and application of what you
learn, you can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle and achieve
any goal that you can set for yourself.
Brian Tracy International, 462 Stevens Avenue, S-202, Solana
Beach CA 92075,www.briantracy.com
Think about what you are thinking about
Take every thought captive
Tell yourself the truth
Surround yourself with positive things
Focus on the right things
Be thankful in all things
Work at it
19. More Solutions
Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, courage, health, and
Never try to get even with your enemies
Count your blessings, not your troubles.
Try to profit from your losses.
Create happiness for others.
--Dale Carnegie. Borrowed from Dale Carnegies Golden Book
20. More Solutions
Appeal to nobler motives.
Prepare for the worst and try to improve on the worst.
Dont fuss about trifles.
Let go of the past
--Dale Carnegie. Borrowed from Dale Carnegies Golden Book
Dr. Daniel Amen
22. Thank you!! L. Susan Fischer, MCJ, CFC [email_address]
www.xoffendersuccess.blogspot.com Also on Facebook