"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!”- Henry Ford
Point To Ponder: What is your inner-diologue? What do you tell yourself and how do you speak to yourself? Are you positive, uplifting, and encouraging or are you highly critical and consistently question your abilities?
"If you are interested in being your best, your inner dialogue needs to support the best you want to be. In fact, when it comes to sustained performance, because doubt and disappointment are constant companions, controlling your thoughts is often the ball game." These are wise words from the book The Art of Impossible by Steven Kolter.
Each of us have a different inner dialogue, which is likely linked to the people who raised us, the environment we were raised in or words that were spoken to us. They have all left mental and emotional imprints that are either productive, constructive, or not. In the Art of Impossible, High-performance Psychologist Michael Gervais says there are two kind of thoughts: "those that constrict us or those that expand us." Negative thoughts constrict, positive thoughts expand. He also reminds us that, "high performance is 90% mental and most of that mental edge comes from being able to control your thoughts."
Regardless of your pursuits, I encourage you to take inventory of your thoughts and words and dispose of any and all that are restricting (untrue, unnecessary, unkind) and replace them with thoughts and words that expand (positive, empowering, encouraging). Remember: "whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right"---and WE know YOU CAN. When in doubt, just check in with your iGnite community. We'll help you toss any constrictive thoughts in the garbage and help you replace them with expansive ones!
Action Item: Take inventory of your thoughts and words and dispose of any and all that are untrue, unnecessary and unkind. Remember: "whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right"---and WE know YOU CAN.