Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

How Are You Feeling? Its More Of A Brain Question Than You Think

How you respond to How are You reveals a great deal about you.

"Hi! How are you?"

"Not bad, you?"

How many times have you started a conversation this way? I'll bet you do it nearly every time you say hello. We have been trained to the cultural activity of inquiring of our friends and acquaintances well being, even if we don't really care. It's the civil thing to do. But I'm going to focus on your response to this ubiquitous question.

Last month I introduced the PINT concept (Put It iN Thought), now I'm going to expand this concept to how it can begin to really make a change in your daily life. If you remember, PINT makes thoughts reality. When we extend what we say as the reflection of what we are thinking PINT becomes our reality.

Now if I respond to the ever present "how are you?" question with something like "OK, I guess" then I am reflecting indecision or even negative thoughts about how I feel or even who I think I am. If I respond with "Man, my shoulder is really killing me this morning. I must have slept on it wrong again." Then I am letting my physical condition rule my mental condition. Hurt and pain are negative impulses made to inform us of a dangerous or inappropriate activity. It is negative response to a negative activity. You body is saying 'Quit that, it hurts!'

I'm going out on a limb here for a bunch of you, but I have proven this over and over again in my own life. Over the past two years I have purposefully changed how I respond to this simple question. I always answer with a positive. I'm not just great, I'm Fantastic, Happy, Gigantic or even Awesome. You see when I overcome the physical and emotional aches and pains with a positive response I begin to feel better. It's just putting PINT into practice. Thoughts become reality after all. Your non-conscious brain doesn't know the difference.

A successful real state sales friend of mine used to tell me "Andrew, fake it until you make it." He was right. If I tell myself I'm OK, I'll begin to believe it and eventually my body will begin to agree. Now you probably think "That Andrew he's pulling my leg." But why should I? I don't have anything to gain by telling you something that isn't true. Napoleon Hill, Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer and Norman Vincent Peale all agree on one thing - Attitude is Everything. Did you ever notice if you believe something is going to happen, it usually does. Did you ever wonder why? Pretty simple - PINT.

I want to challenge you to do something this month. I want you to get up every morning and declare to yourself that you are going to be Fantastic, Happy, Awesome, Glad, Joyful, Handsome or Beautiful and Enthusiastic. That's seven, one for each day. Make up a card and keep it with you all day long. Put it on the dash of the car and look at it as you drive to and from work each day. If you forget, don't panic, just pick up with the next word and keep going. You should go through the list at least four times during the month. Next month I'll have seven new words for you to expand your vocabulary of thoughts.

Let's Get Started!

2004 Andrew Abernathy

Founder, Put It iN Thought

About The Author

All rights reserved to Andrew Abernathy and Your may reproduce this article without permission if the entire article, including this information tag is included. For other articles like this one visit

Mr. Abernathy presents a creative and clear body of work that is based on experience, scientific research and common sense. He created the PINT Web Workshop to train others in the practical use of proven neuroscientific discoveries that reveal how you can change your life. See for a ten day introduction to the PINT Web Workshop.


Washington Post

Source: Colorado shooter politically motivated, said 'no more baby parts ...
Washington Post
The attack on the clinic was “definitely politically motivated,'' the official — who has been briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because it is still unfolding — told The Washington Post. NBC News, which first reported ...
Planned Parenthood shooter reportedly said 'no more baby parts' as he was ...Business Insider
COLORADO: Planned Parenthood suspect mentioned 'no more baby parts,' official ...Press-Enterprise
The Planned Parenthood Shooting Could Be Domestic Terrorism, & It's Important ...Bustle KWTV
all 5,710 news articles »


The Motivation to Create Your Best Photos
Sometimes, however, a shoot becomes magical as creativity and motivation climax into one of those images that you know will sit proudly in your portfolio for years to come. By developing an understanding of how those magical moments of inspiration are ...

Beckley Register-Herald

WVU, ISU not lacking for motivation today
Beckley Register-Herald
Iowa State (3-8, 2-6 Big 12) has its own motivation in its final game of the season. Cyclone head coach Paul Rhoads was let go earlier this week after posting a 32-54 record in seven seasons at ISU, but he was afforded the opportunity to coach one ...

and more »

Indianapolis Star

Class 4A football finals: FW Dwenger has extra motivation
Indianapolis Star
That Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger is playing No. 9 East Central in the Class 4A state finals Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium isn't much of a surprise. The Saints are ranked third in 4A, have made eight appearances in the finals — most recently in 2013 ...

and more »

Harvard Business Review

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation
Harvard Business Review
In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some ...

Today's Zaman

Motivation behind downing Russian jet not clear, backlash for Turkey unavoidable
Today's Zaman
It is reasonable to question the motivation behind the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey -- a first in the past 50 years of NATO history -- even if Turkey defends the order of the shoot-down due to airspace violations, as such short-timed airspace ...

and more »

Roanoke Times

Cavs won't lack for motivation
Roanoke Times
Virginia coach Mike London has yet to beat Virginia Tech in his five tries at the helm of UVa's program. It could be his last chance when the teams meet Saturday. Matt Johns, Taquan Mizzell. Associated Press ...

and more »

Rivalry gives Tennessee, Vanderbilt plenty of motivation
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee hasn't forgotten the feeling it had the last time Vanderbilt visited Neyland Stadium. When Vanderbilt came to Knoxville two years ago, the Commodores came from behind to beat Tennessee 14-10 on Patton Robinette's ...

and more »

Tyson Fury hopes to use motivation of his wife's pregnancy to beat Wladimir ...
Tyson Fury hopes to use motivation of his wife's pregnancy to beat Wladimir Klitschko. TYSON FURY has revealed his wife Paris is pregnant as he prepares for the biggest night of his career tonight. By Chris McKenna in Dusseldorf. PUBLISHED: 13:31, Sat, ...
Wladimir Klitschko says ego won't let Tyson Fury winSkySports
Klitschko: My ego protects me against FuryITV News
Wladimir Klitschko is boxing's Special One and confident of beating Tyson FuryThe Sun (subscription)
Wikipedia -Wikipedia
all 1,659 news articles »


Boosting Employee Motivation With Gratitude
When we talk about ways to foster gratitude and motivation in the workplace, we'll often talk about manners. And these go beyond saying please and thank you. Manners are nothing more or less than how we treat the people around us — whether or not we ...

Google News


Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright LLC. All rights reserved.