Did you know that you have the power to control your thoughts, alter the path you are currently on and delete or reduce your limitations?
Do you hit replay every time you have a regret, make a mistake or take the wrong step? If you do, here are some proven tips you can use to turn those thoughts around and get your mind going in the right direction.
Here is Tip #1 from my last blog.
Tip # 1 – Supervise your self-talk. Right now, whether you realize it or not, you are having a running conversation with yourself.
Here is the question: Is it a life-giving conversation or a energy-stealing one? If the conversation is positive and hope-filled, you are creating and sustaining a positive view of yourself. If you are negative, you undermine your self-worth.
Here are the second and third tip that will help you boost your self-esteem and become more profitable. Of four tips that will boost your self-esteem.
Tip # 2 – Stop comparing yourself to others. Comparing yourself to others is a needless time- and energy-sucking experience that only makes you feel bad. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. You do that by focusing on what you can do today to improve and grow. Do that enough, and if you look back and compare the you of weeks, months and years ago to the you of today, you should be greatly encouraged by your progress.
One of my favorite bloggers is James Clear. He is an excellent storyteller, life change specialist, performance coach, and photographer. This is an excerpt from Martha Graham on the Hidden Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others. Check out this small part of the article then click to get the rest of the story, it will be a great investment of your time. Here’s what Martha told her friend.
Graham responded by saying,
"There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. Moreover, if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” Be sure to read the rest of the story.
Tip #3 – Stretch your limiting beliefs. Some of you might be saying something like, "When it comes to believing in myself, I am agnostic."
It is sad that too many people think this way about themselves. They do not believe they can accomplish great things. However, the most significant limitations, people experience, are the ones that they impose on themselves. Businessman Charles Schwab said, "When a person has put limits on what they will do, they have put a limit on what they can do."
Remember Jesus’ words about having faith that is the size of a mustard seed? This is the powerful potential of active faith.
Hoping that, you will choose to have a great day!
I got off schedule, so my commitment to you is to post twice a week. Saturdays and Wednesday. Go out and make it a Great Year.
On Wednesday. The 4th Tip and and Action. Feel free to post your comments.
John is a Counselor, Author, Speaker and Photographer that helps people "Get a Grip on Life."