How To BREAK THE ADDICTION To Negative Thoughts & Emotions In 31 MINUTES | Trevor Moawad

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is about breaking the addiction to negative thoughts and emotions in 31 minutes, featuring Trevor Moawad, a performance coach who has worked with world-class athletes and high-achieving CEOs, discussing the power of negative thinking and the concept of neutral thinking.

The video is an interview with Trevor Moawad, a performance coach who has worked with many world-class athletes and CEOs. Moawad discusses the power of negative thinking and how it can be more powerful than positive thinking. He also introduces the concept of neutral thinking, which involves focusing on the facts and not letting emotions cloud judgment. Moawad emphasizes the importance of behavior and influence in achieving success. He shares personal experiences and anecdotes to illustrate his points.

  • Negativity is 4-7 times more powerful than positivity and speaking negative thoughts out loud makes them even more powerful.
  • Positive thinking can be repulsive to people going through difficult situations.
  • Neutral thinking is the concept of not allowing emotions to dictate thoughts and actions.
  • Behavior is a reflection of thoughts and emotions, and identifying behavior can help individuals understand and change their thought patterns and emotions.
  • Psychological education is necessary in sports, as negative thinking can be weaponized against players.
  • Neutral thinking is a skill that can be learned and practiced, leading to better decision-making and performance.
  • Negativity is the most powerful thing that players combat, and eliminating conversations about negativity is important.
  • Controlling thoughts and words can lead to a more positive outcome.
  • Shifting into neutral is like a car going backwards, it has to shift into neutral before it can go forward.

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The Power of Negative Thinking

  • Research shows that negativity is 4-7 times more powerful than positivity.
  • Speaking negative thoughts out loud makes them even more powerful.
  • Negative thinking can predict and perpetuate unwanted outcomes.
  • Positive thinking can be repulsive to people going through difficult situations.
  • Negative thinking has always been the alternative to positive thinking.
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Trevor Moawad's Background and Success

  • Trevor Moawad is a former all-conference two-sport college athlete turned performance coach.
  • He has worked with 11 number one draft picks and around 700 world-class athletes preparing for the NFL draft.
  • He has worked with prestigious NCAA football programs and coaches, including Nick Saban.
  • He has helped train athletes in various sports, including tennis, golf, MLB, NBA, UFC, and US special forces personnel.
  • He has been featured by major media outlets, including Sports Illustrated and ESPN.
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Neutral Thinking

  • Neutral thinking is the concept of not allowing emotions to dictate thoughts and actions.
  • Neutral thinking involves focusing on what can be controlled and not worrying about what cannot be controlled.
  • Neutral thinking is not about being positive or negative, but about being realistic and objective.
  • Neutral thinking can help individuals make better decisions and perform better under pressure.
  • Neutral thinking can be learned and practiced through intentional effort and repetition.
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Impact of Behavior and Identifying Behavior

  • Behavior is a reflection of thoughts and emotions.
  • Identifying behavior can help individuals understand their thought patterns and emotions.
  • Identifying behavior can help individuals make intentional changes to their thoughts and emotions.
  • Changing behavior can lead to better outcomes and improved performance.
  • Identifying behavior can be done through self-reflection, feedback from others, and tracking progress.
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The Importance of Psychological Education in Sports

  • Strength and conditioning is important, but psychological education is also necessary.
  • Nick Saban believed in making the best players better.
  • A college football team is a business with 120 employees.
  • Negative thinking can be weaponized against players.
  • Developing a system and programmatic approach is necessary.
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The Power of Negative Thinking

  • Negative thinking is the most powerful element that players combat.
  • Negativity is weaponized against players.
  • Negativity is four to seven times more powerful than positivity.
  • Saying negative things out loud is 40 to 70 times more likely to cause a negative result.
  • The goal was to eliminate conversations about negativity.
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The Stories in and Around Negativity

  • Billy Buckner's story is an example of the power of verbalizing negativity.
  • Buckner's verbalization of his nightmare increased the probability of it happening.
  • Verbalizing negativity plants it in the subconscious.
  • Internal thoughts are all over the place, and verbalizing negativity gives it more power.
  • Eliminating conversations about negativity is important.
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Teaching Neutral Thinking

  • Neutral thinking is not positive thinking.
  • Neutral thinking is about eliminating negative thoughts and not replacing them with positive ones.
  • Neutral thinking is about focusing on the present moment and not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
  • Neutral thinking is a skill that can be learned and practiced.
  • Neutral thinking can lead to better decision-making and performance.
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The Power of Negative Thinking

  • Examples of people who predicted their own negative outcomes and it came true.
  • Observing and reporting negative thoughts can lead to self-fulfilling prophecies.
  • Psychogenic death in POW camps during the Korean War due to negativity.
  • Negativity is the most powerful thing we're combating.
  • Politics today: positive message vs negative message.
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Victor Frankl's Experience in Concentration Camps

  • Victor Frankl's experience in five different concentration camps.
  • He could tell within 72 hours when someone was going to die because they would give up.
  • People who kept a mental image of what they were suffering for would push through.
  • Even in the concentration camp, people could give up and die due to negativity.
  • There are a million and one reasons to die in a concentration camp, but negativity can make it worse.
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The Concept of Neutral Thinking

  • Learning how to not be negative and externalize negativity.
  • Shutting your mouth and not saying stupid things out loud.
  • If you say stupid out loud, you're predicting and perpetuating exactly what you don't want to have happen.
  • Creating an alternative by shifting into neutral.
  • Like a car going backwards, it has to shift into neutral before it can go forward.
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The Importance of Controlling Your Thoughts and Words

  • You're always in control of what you say.
  • Externalizing doubt can lead to self-fulfilling prophecies.
  • Not lying, but not saying negative things out loud.
  • Creating an alternative by shifting into neutral and then changing your thoughts and words.
  • Controlling your thoughts and words can lead to a more positive outcome.
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The Power of Neutral Thinking

  • Neutral thinking is truth-based thinking.
  • The past is real, but it is not predictive of the future.
  • Behavior is way ahead of success.
  • Feelings and emotions should not dictate behavior.
  • Neutral thinking is not just thinking, it is also behavior and language.
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A Story of Success

  • A successful magazine entrepreneur was failing out of high school.
  • He took the SAT and got a 1480 out of 1600.
  • 12 years later, he found out that his actual score was a 740 out of 1600.
  • His behavior changed when he started acting like a 1480.
  • Behavior is way ahead of success.
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The Importance of Behavior

  • Behavior is what changes you.
  • Feelings and emotions should not dictate behavior.
  • Russell Wilson behaves like the best quarterback in the country.
  • Behavior is way ahead of success.
  • Neutral thinking is not just thinking, it is also behavior and language.
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The Lesson of Neutral Thinking

  • Neutral thinking is truth-based thinking.
  • The past is real, but it is not predictive of the future.
  • Behavior is way ahead of success.
  • Feelings and emotions should not dictate behavior.
  • Neutral thinking is not just thinking, it is also behavior and language.
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The Power of Writing Things Down

  • Writing things down can help clarify what you want and why you want it.
  • Michael Johnson, a world-class athlete, used writing things down to improve his efficiency in grocery shopping.
  • Writing things down can help you be more efficient and effective in achieving your goals.
  • Writing things down is a simple but powerful tool for self-improvement.
  • Writing things down can help you be more mindful of your actions and decisions.
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The Importance of Controlling What You Consume

  • What you watch, listen to, and say out loud can have a significant impact on your thoughts and emotions.
  • Being mindful of what you consume can help you control your behavior and improve your chances of success.
  • Behavior is a key factor in defining success.
  • Controlling what you consume is a powerful tool for self-improvement.
  • Being mindful of what you consume can help you be more hopeful and helpful to yourself.
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The Power of Hope

  • Hope is a powerful medicine that can help you overcome challenges.
  • Believing that you can influence your future is key to developing hope.
  • Hope can help you be more helpful to yourself and improve your chances of success.
  • Believing that you can influence your future is a key factor in developing hope.
  • Hope is a habit that can be developed through controlling your behavior and being mindful of what you consume.
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The Importance of What You're Willing Not to Do

  • Athletes are successful not just because of what they do, but also because of what they're willing not to do.
  • Being willing not to say certain things, eat certain foods, or engage in certain behaviors can be key to success.
  • The self-help industry is not just about what you do, but also about what you're willing not to do.
  • Being mindful of what you're willing not to do can help you control your behavior and improve your chances of success.
  • Being willing not to do certain things is a powerful tool for self-improvement.
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The Power of Negative Thinking

  • People are addicted to negative thoughts and emotions.
  • Negative thinking can lead to negative outcomes.
  • Neutral thinking is a better alternative to negative thinking.
  • Neutral thinking involves acknowledging negative thoughts and emotions, but not dwelling on them.
  • Neutral thinking can lead to better outcomes and improved mental health.
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The Illusion of Choice

  • Choice is an illusion.
  • There are a set of behaviors that lead to success.
  • Choices are limited by what you are trying to achieve.
  • Thinking you have infinite choices is idiotic.
  • Generation Z and Generation Y think they can do whatever they want and still achieve success.
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Adapting Behaviors for Success

  • Adapting behaviors is necessary for success.
  • Behaviors need to be in alignment with winning behaviors.
  • There are not an infinite amount of choices.
  • Options are limited by what you are trying to achieve.
  • Simple behaviors can lead to success, such as turning off the TV and engaging in conversation.
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Connect with Trevor Moawad

  • The book "Think Big" can be found at thinkbig-gofar.com/book, as well as on Audible and HarperCollins.
  • Follow Trevor Moawad on Twitter at @TrevorMoawad.
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Demystifying Thinking with Trevor Moawad

  • Trevor Moawad is a performance coach who works with world-class athletes and high-achieving CEOs.
  • He wants to demystify thinking and make it accessible to everyone.
  • Moawad believes that change is not a challenge, but rather a neutral process that can be approached with a neutral mindset.
  • He emphasizes the power of neutral thinking, which involves acknowledging negative thoughts and emotions without letting them control you.
  • Moawad's goal is to help people break their addiction to negative thoughts and emotions in just 31 minutes.
  • He has written a book and encourages people to engage with him on social media to learn more about his approach to demystifying thinking.

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