Your One Subconscious Believe That Keeps You From Having The Life You Want
What you focus on and what you experience makes all the difference
What do you focus your attention on when things go downhill when your circumstances have worsened, in your private life or at work?
Do you focus on what is missing now, what is not possible or not working (anymore)? Or do you focus your attention on what is (still) possible?
If you think I cannot do this, then this is what is going to happen. You program your mind that this thing, your idea, your effort, is not possible.
You are passionate about something, you believe in something and tell yourself, yes I can do that, then you find all the strength and possibilities to make it happen.
Your mindset influences your behavior, including your attitudes towards challenges, ability to learn from mistakes, and willingness to take risks.
But also keep in mind that changing or working on your mindset goes hand in hand with trying and having experiences - because this is what makes it real to you.
Sounds like that usual advice and talk about “think positive! and you will make it!”
But read this story – and take it as an inspiration for this week ahead of you.
This is a story that shows you that the seemingly impossible becomes possible with the right focus, mindset, and trying.
At age 13, Hawaiian surfer Bethany Hamilton lost her left arm to a shark attack while surfing in 2003. The passionate surfer lost two-thirds of her blood and her life and future as a surfer were on the line. With her relentless optimism and absolute passion for surfing, she was back on the board 26 days after the accident, and 2 years later she won the National Championship title.
In an interview, she explains she focused on what she could do with one arm instead of what she could not do without a second arm.
"If I didn't believe I could surf with one arm, then I wouldn't have. But I did believe, and I did!"
Bethany Hamilton's mindset has played a huge role in her journey to the top of surfing: "This is what I dreamed of, and the loss of my arm didn't stop that dream."
Today, the mother of 2 young sons and winner of many titles in the surfing world has become a role model and inspiration to many people....(There is a documentary about it "Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable.")
"Everything can be taken away from a man but one last thing: the last of the human freedoms: to choose one's own attitude in any set of circumstances, to choose one's own way" - Viktor Frankl
What do YOU focus your attention on in your daily challenges?