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...


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.


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...
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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