I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Whatever we tend to think about, dwell on, can certainly become a reality in our lives.
Many of us have grown up with a lot of negative thoughts about ourselves, about our abilities, and about our talents. We grew up believing we were never good enough. And many times in life it seemed that it was confirmed. And the whole time we continue to play and replay the tapes that say, “You’re not good enough. You don’t measure up. You can’t lead others. You’re no good.”
Where do those thoughts get you? Do they advance you? Do they muster up confidence in you? Do those thoughts help you become successful?
Of course not.
Maybe today you’re finding yourself in a rut. Maybe you’re in a season of life where things aren’t going the way you had planned them to be going. You need a new course. A change.
Start with your thinking.
In your mind or even out loud begin stating words of affirmation about who you are as a person and a leader. It’s not silly, and it’s not a waste of time. If you continue to dwell on the negative, you will reap the negative in your life. If you affirm yourself and believe in yourself, success will be sure to follow.
There have been plenty of studies done on this. Many books have been written on this subject. You’ll learn some valuable insights into how your thoughts about you can make or break you.
Your choice: dwell on the negative and you’ll live in the negative. Focus on what’s right and positive, and you’ll find your mind, spirit and life improving.