In Israel in the 1980s, an experiment was done to see if a group of people experiencing a "goal" could affect the outcome. The experiment was a success. What does that mean to you? If you are part of a group that supports your goals, you're more likely to get them, even if you participate from a distance. That's why I set a goal every day on my fan page and Twitter account for the groups to work on together. There is power in numbers!

Your beliefs about yourself that were formed in early childhood actually become genetic and behavioral reality. Notice your feelings and memories as you set new goals and deal with them by challenging them.

The subconscious directs your actions long before you make the conscious decision to do something like eat that cake or watch The Marriage Ref instead of exercising. Have an action ready to battle subconscious, knee-jerk, belly-expanding impulses.

Remember: History is not destiny, so make destiny now! If you can master your body with something as difficult as eating—which, unlike many activities, you are programmed to do to sustain life—you can master any relationship, audition, interaction or challenge. It is good training for life.

Laura Day is the New York Times best-selling author of Practical Intuition and How to Rule the World from Your Couch.The Independent called her "The Psychic of Wall Street." Laura has been featured on The Oprah Show, Good Morning America and ABC News, as well as in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and other national and international media. She is currently working on her new book, No Biting, to be released in 2012.

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As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.


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