It is easy to get caught up in the downward spiral with what one sees on TV, the news, or the trouble family, friend or maybe even you are going through. When we don't replace the negative with positive proactive information either from leadership recordings, books or inspirational stories we can fall down that rabbit whole.
Sometimes we have to stop focusing on where we are and where we've been to start focusing on where we are going to. It's important to look beyond our present circumstances and believe we can have a better life. I love the saying "focus on what you are going to not what you are going through".
Rereading the book "The Magic of Thinking Big", I am reminded that the concept of setting aside what you think is impossible, to say something is possible, is all it takes for your powerful mind to work out a solution.
This takes me to the "Secret", I never really understood that concept, even though I've read the book several times and seen the movie. Now I see more clearly what they were saying.
You really do have to check your dis-beliefs at the door.
Here are some practical steps, taken form a leadership seminar presented by Dean Fry-Team/LIFE leader, to change your limiting beliefs:
1 Association: Look at your key relationships and who you spend the most time with. Are your associations positive or negative? Who are you hanging out with that is taking you further or closer to your dreams.
2. Activity: Are you acting like you are going to win.? Are you trying or doing? Be in the game. Learn to push yourself. Give someone permission to push you. If you are feeling down, call someone that will encourage you.
3. Personal Growth: What did you get out of something read, or heard on a CD? What did you learn? How did you grow? What is your self talk like? Are you committed to your own goal(s)?
4. Finishing: Finish what you started. Stop "quitting". Push through and run till the last minute to achieve a goal.
Remember to put your goals and dreams on paper and play the what if game and let your powerful mind go to work on solutions. Be patient and allow your self time to sit and think.
I think the old saying still holds true today "where there is a will there is a way".