When you are told, “just don’t think about smoking a cigarette,” it seems as if all you can think about is a cigarette. The human mind does not work well with negatives. It seems as if mind will go to the “do not” as quickly as if you said “go for it.”
As you train your mind to create positive thoughts and actions, it is nearly impossible to think that you could simply stop thinking about something which consumed a lot of thinking for so long. That is why FIVE SECOND LIGHTSWITCH works; it realizes that your mind has been trained to head down a particular road almost like its on autopilot.
With FIVE SECOND LIGHTSWITCH the tool permits you to consider the old thought and then replace that thought with a new, more positive and productive action.
FIVE SECOND LIGHTSWITCH is widely considered the best of the tools by our most impulsive GOGI students and those who claim that sometimes things happen before they realize they had the thought. People with quick minds and even quicker actions enjoy the fact that GOGI does not hammer in the idea that simply stopping the thought is going to work. It oftentimes does not work for the person with a quick mind and an old habit. The key to FIVE SECOND LIGHTSWITCH is to have your replacement action ready.