Shad Helmstetter quotes

Who the hell is Shad Helmstetter?

Shad Helmstetter is a personal growth author best known for his book 'What to Say When You Talk to Yourself'.

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Shad Helmstetter quotes

“Choosing to live your life by your own choice is the greatest freedom you will ever have.”

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“Don’t pass along your negative Self-Talk to someone else. After all, that’s how you got it in the first place!”

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“Give life to your dreams, give strength to your visions, and give light to your path.”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“I do not agree with those who tell us that all problems are "opportunities." Some problems represent potential opportunities, but not all of them. If a man with a gun in his hand were to walk in at this moment and point the gun at your head, that is not an opportunity – that is a problem!”

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“If you tell yourself that you cannot, what can the only outcome be?”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“In logical progression, what we believe determines our attitudes, affects our feelings, directs our behaviour, and determines our success or failure:

1. Programming creates beliefs.
2. Beliefs create attitudes.
3. Attitudes create feelings.
4. Feelings determine actions.
5. Actions create results.”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“It is no longer a success theory; it is a simple but powerful fact. Neither luck nor desire has the slightest thing to do with it. It makes no difference whether we believe it or not. The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice.”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“It is your programming that has created your choices in the past. It is the choices you make today that are creating the programs of your future.”

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“It isn’t the pen—it’s the writer; it isn’t the road—it’s the runner that counts.”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“Leading behavioral researchers have told us that as much as seventy-seven percent of everything we think is negative, counterproductive, and works against us. At the same time, medical researchers have said that as much as seventy-five percent of all illnesses are self-induced. It’s no wonder.”

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“Learning to manage, control, and direct the resources of your mind is the greatest challenge you will ever face.”

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“Personal responsibility is the essence of self. I, for one, would rather not give that up. Why would we ever want someone else to do our thinking for us?”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“Repetition is a convincing argument.”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“Some people choose to live by complaining. Other people choose to live.”

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“The more you think about yourself in a certain way, the more you will think about yourself in that same certain way!”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“There may be a thousand little choices in a day. All of them count.”

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“We are too busy staying alive to figure out how to live.”

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“We control with our own minds most everything in our lives, including our health, our careers, our relationships, and our futures.”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“We have been trying to achieve our goals with our own onboard computer pre-programmed to hold us back!”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“Whatever you put into your mind – in one way or another – is what you will get back out – in one way or another.”

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“You may think that in life, a lot of things happen to you along the way. The truth is, in life, you happen to a lot of things along the way.”

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“You will become what you think about most; your success or failure in anything, large or small, will depend on your programming – what you accept from others, and what you say when you talk to yourself.”

Shad Helmstetter What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

“Your subconscious mind is an incredibly powerful, goal-achieving mechanism. Programmed strongly enough, it will do anything necessary to help you achieve your goals. Unless you tell it what to do, it doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong.”

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