FRIDAY’S THOUGHT: There is one universal truth – YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MOST. It’s that simple. So without even reading the rest of this article ask yourself now “What do I think about most? How do I see myself? What sort of self-talk do I use?” The cells in your body react to EVERY thought you think and EVERY word you say. A bio-chemical trigger that affects mood, it affects drive, it affects every decision you make – even the decision about whether you can be bothered to get out of bed that day. Most people are shocked by the bragging of boxers during their pre-fight interviews but boxers are not egotistical, nasty people, it’s merely a trusted form of self-talk where they are sculpting a new mindset out of a survival instinct. This new mindset is raw and primal because it is there to stop them being killed in the ring. Sometimes you need a similar mindset to endure the ups and downs of life’s journey which often has its own battle moments (not literally!) This is all backed up by evidence as there are countless scientific studies on how the mind affects performance.
So how are you going to use this new data to improve your life? To use another boxing analogy most people are scared to think bigger because they feel they might get knocked down by others for being too big for their boots or stepping outside of the herd mentality. This ‘Like Me Please’ philosophy is reinforced by use of social media, Facebook etc. But here’s the big ugly truth, whether you step outside of that comfort zone into this new arena or remain with the masses on the sidelines life will knock you down anyway. One day it will. And if you haven’t developed the positive self-talk to deal with it then you best go looking for all those people you’re pleasing/appeasing now and see if they are around to help pick you up. Sometimes they are. Not always.
So the question is, who are you? Not who does everyone else want you to be.
MAKE YOUR THOUGHTS COUNT TOWARDS SUCCESS
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you’re probably right.” – HENRY FORD
“We become what we think about all day long.” – RALPH WALDO EMERSON