“Our achievements today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. We are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought us and we will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take us” – Blaise Pascal
Your thoughts determine your attitude, your attitude determines your actions and your actions determine your life. Understanding your own thought patterns can be useful to notice what’s holding you back from achieving your full potential.
Sometimes we have an internal voice that isn’t particularly helpful. Start to become more aware of this inner voice and change thoughts that are not empowering.
Here are some phrases that you can work on changing:
“That’s impossible” – everything in the world was once impossible. If one person can do something, others can. You are possible and anything is possible, you just need to figure it out.
“I might fail” – And so what if you do? Perhaps think of it as – there is no failure only feedback. At least you tried and this will lead to your successes. How will you succeed if you don’t even try? By trying your best you gain insights and leanings that you wouldn’t have done by doing nothing.
“I’m not ready” – life will never introduce to you something that you won’t be able to figure out. You have so many leanings up to now and all the resources you need to succeed. You’re as ready as you’ll ever be.
“I’ll start it tomorrow” – why not today? What’s stopping you? What’s the first step? Is what you want to start important? If so take start making progress today.
“But I have to do this”. Wrong. You don’t. You always have a choice. Why live a life feeling obligated to do things when you have choices? If there are things that you feel you HAVE to do, how can you turn them into things you WANT to do?
“People might judge me” – yes they might and if they do, are they really the sort of people you want to be around? Start doing what YOU LOVE and you will meet like minded people. Let people judge you and just consider that to be an automatic filter of the people you minimise spending time with.