When I said “Can this day get any worse?”
It was a rhetorical question not a challenge!”
I think most people have experienced a version of that quote above.
I remember a big turning point in my life was when I realised the power of language. Not just in it’s impact on others but more so on my performance in any field.
I’m not referring just to the spoken word but to the power of the language of my thinking, because behind every action is a thought.
Your thinking determines your self-belief, your confidence, your ability to adapt, to succeed, to enjoy, to thrive.
I remember 20 years ago also seeing the significance of a question.
For example, right now a common question I’m hearing
is “How will I/we get through this?”
That language is from a victim mindset.
A more empowered, opportunity focused mindset will ask this question instead:
What can I/we get from this?
The first question brings you suffering, struggle and fatigue. Maybe even depression.
(I know because that’s what happened to me…)
The other brings you energy, hope, learning and progress – especially in the face of adversity.
(I know because that’s what happened to me… 🙂 )
Smart people are getting caught out with this mindset challenge right now. It’s worth stepping back every now and then and checking to see which question we’re actually focused on.
Where can you apply that this week?
P.S. – I know the world has gone online mad over the last 12 months and many have overloaded on programs and webinars. But if there was one program I’d encourage you to do with me, it’s MindShift. I’ve poured 25 years of learning and experience into it’s design and I’ll give you your money back if you’re not satisfied with it, I’m that confident in it. Registration closes tomorrow – and the fee is increasing after this program.
Don’t listen to your inner voice if it’s saying “I’d like to do that but not right now.” The most common statement I hear after the program is this: “I should have done this earlier.”
Here’s a short video message from me about it if you have any interest.
New Podcast – The Inner Edge: 2 new episodes available on all major platforms from today. Ep12: Stuck In A Rut And How To Get Out Of It and Ep13: Here’s To The Crazy Ones…
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