Do you have thoughts that hold you back from becoming your best self? Do you
1. Play small like you’re not important? Let’s face it: If you don’t value yourself, no one else will.
2. Whine instead of work? It takes a lot of energy to whine.
3. Forget what makes you special? You’re one of a kind, and there’s something you’re destined to do that no one else in the world can do like you can. That’s the truth, Ruth.
Think about what makes you unique. What is it?
4. Compare yourself to others? Comparing yourself to others is perhaps the fastest way to put yourself in a bad mood. Consuming the social feeds of your friends and following their journey is of little value. Sure, get some inspiration and then consider looking away. Focus on you and what you want to be about.
5. Hope and pray someone comes along and offers to make your dream a reality? If you want the big life – you have to work for it. It’s unrealistic to expect others to do your work so you can get the glory. Creating something meaningful and being so amahhhhhzing that people can’t take their eyes off you takes a lifetime. Patience, grasshopper.
6. Make excuses that only delay your dream? Soliciting feedback is cool. Seeking support is smart. Stalling with excuses? Not cool. Excuses or results?
7. Ignore your intuition? Whether you call it instinct, gut-feeling, hunch, or sixth sense, heed your inner voice. Gut instinct can be spot on.
8. Take things personally? You’re important, but not everything is about you.
Truth be told: half the time people aren’t even thinking about you. Let go of the notion that people are. spending a lot of time thinking about what you’re doing.
9. Have a wait-and-see approach to life? Tossing your life up into the air and waiting to see how it lands is not an ideal life strategy. Other people or outside circumstances do not determine your life. Only you can do that.
10. Focus on what’s bad? Back in the day there were some employees tweeting on the job about how much they hated their jobs. Really? How about being grateful for the job and focusing on what’s good.
You’ll notice that the above list relates to mindset.
A negative mindset obliterates hope and is a massive barrier to anything good.
Of all that needs managing in life, time tops the list. Ignore the mental distractions by focusing on your big dreams. Develop your optimism skills by developing a mindset that never considers quitting.
This is not easy to do, but the alternative is to spend time toiling in mediocrity.
And you my dancing friend… are NOT mediocre. Valuing your time starts in the mind.