Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Y.I. Wednesday: Why I Don't Always Listen to Myself




I've found over the years that my mind can be a very powerful tool.
It can help me achieve great things, as well as not.

Because, no matter what I tell myself, I usually end up believing it.

I was headed out the door to a business seminar today,
when I left a few minutes behind schedule....
it was raining 
(okay, POURING),
Traffic was sllllllooooooooowwwww....
Pretty much at a stand still,
in three different areas during the trip
due to yes, 
three separate accidents.

I ended up in the wrong lane (two lanes to the left of where my exit was coming up-on the right).



As I watched the exit go by,
and saw no exits up ahead,
I began to get into that funk: 



"Oh, man, that's great, this stinks; I'm going to be late."
"I'll never make it."
"I might as well turn around and go home."

...blah blah blah...

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It's important during these times,
when my mind is negative,
that I remember it's easy to think badly
 and sometimes
it's just a way to convince myself I can't manage  a task or reach goal.

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You can be your own worst enemy sometimes so....

"Don't Believe Everything You Think" 
- Thomas E. Kida


(I didn't today.... and I had an amazing day of education and fun!)


What did I do?


I talked the complete opposite to myself...
pushing the negative b@#*! out...
and 
pulling the Positive one up by her boot straps!
~
(I arrived with fifteen minutes to spare by the way, and plenty of time to network.)




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