French-American essayist Anais Nin once said, “we don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
With that in mind, the question I have for you today is this – what is the story you are telling yourself? Do you still have negative imagery that follows you from childhood? Perhaps a parent’s point of view that constantly plays in the background of your mind? Or a student/teacher that left you with a poor impression of yourself?
With all that we know about how mindset relates to achievement, the stories we replay in our head matter. In a big way! If we don’t stop to make adjustments to imaginary beliefs, years can pass by believing things that are not remotely close to reality.
Know that you can lead that team successfully. You can excel in your new role. You can get fit, take the course, end the relationship.
I’ve been guilty over the last few months of replaying worst case scenarios in my head. For no other reason than it is the mind’s default, and I play along. We all do it. BUT, we also have the ability as humans to replace the bad thought with a good one and move past it. When I have an offtrack thought I say to myself, “Cancel. That’s not your fear.” Seems odd but it immediately breaks the pattern and I replace it with something uplifting.
Tom Bilyeu makes a great point when he talks about human possibility. We are an incredible species. If what you desire doesn’t violate the laws of physics, it’s possible. There are examples everywhere in the world that say it can be done.
What story do you need to replace today?