How we live our life is based on what we think of ourselves.
I came acorss this poem that I think really expresses it well by Walter D. Wintle.
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t, it is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will, it’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins, is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”
Henry Ford said it best when he said “whether you think you can or you can’t you’re right.”
The mind is a powerful tool. What you put into your mind is what it will believe and therefore it is what you believe.
The good news is that you can change your message to yourself, change your belief and change your action.
Question is – Do you want to change? Change involves a lot of effort and consistent action.
Thought leaders talk about changing your beliefs. It is a process.
Listen to the messages you are telling yourself. “I can’t do this, this is hard, I’m not smart enough…..”
Refute the message you are telling . “Tell yourself that the message isn’t true.”
Reprogram your messaging. Give your mind a new message. ” I can do this, I got this, I can figure this out”
Keep at it until it is true. Dr. Shannon Irvine has said that it takes about 67 days to reprogram your messaging to a new belief system.