“If you think you are beaten, you are,
if you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.”Walter D. Wintle
I would like to start this blog by talking about mindset. We spend so much time making sure we have a healthy body and try to maintain a proper diet. What about our mind?
Our mind controls every thing we do, yet we spend little to no time understanding it. I found this wonderful poem by Walter D. Wintle while I was reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. The underlying message to this poem is: whatever we spend time thinking about, is what we achieve. If you think about losing, you will loose. If you think about failing, you will fail. If you think that your skills are not good enough to get that job, then they certainly will not be. What I understood is that your number one fan should be you. If you cannot believe in yourself, then how do you expect someone else to? Ultimately, when you learn to control your thoughts, you will learn to control your life. Of course, this is easier said than done.
Thinking a certain way for a long time can turn into a habit or a lifestyle. Most people cannot change such things overnight. It takes a lot of patience and persistence. What worked for me is catching myself every time I doubted myself or thought of anything negative. Once you start being aware of your thoughts, you will eventually be able to control it. I am no expert. Everyone is different and this is just what worked for me.
If you have anymore methods of controlling your thoughts, please share in this community! I encourage everyone to try this simple exercise and let me know your results. I hope this helps on your journey to become the best version of yourself. I look forward to seeing you next Sunday to learn about the subconscious mind!
“The best project you’ll work on is you.”