It is so interesting to me how our mind is such a major battlefield. And I’m sure you all know what I mean: the relentless chatter that goes on in our heads all the time. It wouldn’t be so bad if the chatter pronounced good upon us…but no, the chatter is primarily negative for most people. Like, “That was stupid – why did you do that?” or “You’ll never be able to do that – you’d better quit before you embarrass yourself” or “What will everyone think if you do that?”
Sound familiar? For better or worse, what we tell ourselves in our head is a huge predictor of what we actually become.
So, if we say, “I will never be able to do that,” then that is true. We won’t. But if we say, “I can totally do it,” then that is true. We can.
So we screw up our courage and take this great leap of faith right off the cliff…choosing to believe in ourselves or that thing that perhaps we thought we were supposed to do…and what happens? Chatter! The predictable doubt that descends on us the morning after, trying to mercilessly destroy the hope that was born in the midst of our fearful, yet faithful leap.
Word for today: DON’T LISTEN. Trust that what has been spoken into you on that deepest level, that message that says “Trust that you can” is the accurate message. Here’s the test: How has the chatter worked for you in the past? Are you more successful or happy, more productive by listening to those negative thoughts? I didn’t think so. Then here’s a happy toast to giant leaps and deliberately turning the dial to another station besides the meaningless static of a fearful mind…and to turning predictable doubts into predictable victories.
What chatter goes on in your head? How do you move past it? Please comment and share your victories! I’d love to hear from you.